Last week marked the signing of a $1.8 billion Tuas Terminal Phase 1 agreement between the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Dredging International Asia Pacific – Daelim Joint Venture (DDJV).
The contract was signed on April 23rd 2015, during the inaugural Singapore Maritime Technology Conference.
The Tuas Terminal Phase 1 project is large in scope, and entails the construction of a new port terminal with 20 deep-water berths having a total capacity of 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum.
The Joint Venture will be responsible for the erection of an 8.6-kilometer quay wall and its foundation, the dredging of the fairway and basins, as well as the reclamation of 294 hectares of new land.
To achieve this, more than 80 million cubic meters of reclamation fill will be used comprising dredged materials from the seabed, excavated materials from other land-based projects and sea sand.
Laid with a foundation of 222 caissons each weighing about 15,000 tonnes, the quay wall will be fabricated at a temporary yard on site and transported using a newly constructed 20,000-tonne floating dock vessel.
One of DEME’s most powerful rock cutter suction dredgers and a trailer suction dredger will also be deployed for the dredging works.