The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), at today’s Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC), awarded a contract worth approximately $1.1 billion for the Tuas Terminal Phase 2 land reclamation project.
According to the MPA, the contract was awarded to the consortium of Penta Ocean (Japan), Hyundai (South Korea) and Boskalis (The Netherlands). Boskalis’ share in the consortium is 30% with a corresponding contract value of approximately EUR 300 million.
With the Phase I well underway, this second phase of development will increase the total port capacity by another 21 million TEUs by 2027.
The works under Phase II include the design and construction of 387 hectares of reclaimed land bounded by 9.1km of caisson walls. The latest innovations and technologies, such as E-cranes and reclaimer barges, will be employed to maximize the use of dredged materials for filling above sea level.
Boskalis will execute various dredging and civil engineering activities within the above scope, including the deepening of the port basin and access channel, dredging of a sandkey and managing the supply of sand to create the new land. The dredging and land reclamation activities will be executed with a combination of a medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers, grab and backhoe dredgers and long-distance bulk carriers.
When fully developed by the 2040s, Tuas Terminal will be able to handle up to up to 65 million TEUs annually.