West Jurong Channel Dredging Moves Ahead
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed shipping, harbor craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the West Jurong Channel dredging scheme is currently underway.
This deepening work will be carried out by the grab dredgers which will be held by 3 spuds as anchors.
The dredging vessels, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 m radius centered at the dredgers. The dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges.
During the operation, the dredgers will be attended by tug boats, which will be used to shift the dredgers.
The completion of this deepening program is scheduled for April 9, 2015.