Jurong Port ‘Green Berth’ Initiative


Following a recent announcement that it will install the world’s largest port-based solar power system, Singapore’s Jurong Port will soon have the first “green berths” in the world.

CEO of Jurong Port, Ooi Boon Hoe, said: “Construction of these green berths is one of several initiatives Jurong Port has taken to promote environmental sustainability. This and other initiatives based on a green port study supported by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore will be implemented progressively.”

Sustainable methods are used for the construction of the berths. Concrete from the existing berths and yards are cut up, crushed and recycled for use in the upgrading.

The pre-casting of slabs and beams is done on site to minimise the need for their transportation from off-site, thus reducing carbon emissions.

Certified green construction materials also help to reduce the carbon footprint of the project. These materials include green cement, green steel mesh and green reinforcement bars.

Other green features include solar panels, located on the roof of the berths’ substation, and existing trees being transplanted to other locations to conserve greenery.

Jurong Port ‘Green Berth’ Initiative. (Source: gCaptain)

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