Mr. Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, witnessed the installation of the 221st and final caisson for Tuas Terminal Phase 1 reclamation today. “We have been reclaiming from the sea since independence. But the Tuas reclamation project is not more of the same; it applies complex state-of-the-art engineering expertise, using caissons for higher efficiency and safety…” said Mr. Khaw. The caisson transfer and installation, along with other marine activities including dredging and sand deposit, has been made safe and efficient based on the recommendations from the Formal Safety Assessments carried out by SimPlus.
The Tuas Terminal development project is a centerpiece of Singapore’s next-generation port vision entailing the consolidation of container port activities at all city terminals at Tanjong Pagar, Pasir Panjang, Keppel and Brani. Commenced in 2015, Phase 1 reclamation works are three-quarters completed and on schedule to be fully completed in 2021. When fully completed in 2040, Tuas Terminal is expected to be the largest container terminal in the world with a total capacity of up to 65 million TEUs.
SimPlus is proud to have contributed to this state-of-the-art maritime setup. Besides FSAs, we provide smart vessel tracking and monitoring solutions for the contractors and work closely with MPA to ensure the risk of marine operations is kept to as low as reasonably practical.
A video clip can be found from the MPA facebook page on the introduction of the project. Picture courtesy of MPA.