Tuas reclamation to start soon

Tuas reclamation to start soon

Singapore: Singapore’s huge Tuas port project is set to kick off in about three months time with South Korea’s Daelim Industrial and Belgium’s Dredging International set to get reclamation work underway in the middle of the year.

The Tuas project will eventually spawn a 65m teu capacity port as the old port shifts east to make way for commercial property developments more in the heart of the Lion Republic.

Reclamation and dredging works will include building an 8.6 km quay wall, reclaiming about 300 ha of land from the sea, and dredging the navigational channels to deepen the harbour so it can accommodate larger vessels.

The project is expected to be completed by 2021.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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