A video released by Channel News Asia reports on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Dredging International Asia Pacific-Daelim joint venture for the first phase of construction for Singapore’s US$1.8bn Tuas Terminal.
The MPA had previously opted into a maritime technology initiative aimed at promoting the use of fourth-generation mobile technology in order to increase productivity in the container shipping sector.
The construction project will involve the dredging of waters and the reclamation of around 300 ha of land near the terminal.
Once completed, the project is anticipated to create opportunities for local companies, including those in vessel management and civil engineering.
Toh Ah Cheong, Director of the Technology Division at the MPA, said: “The work that is involved is very substantial and we do need the local companies. Some of them could be vessels owning and managing companies, local harbourcraft suppliers and marine consultancy services.
Cheong concluded: “Of course, being a land reclamation project, we would need sub contractors, dealing with reclamation, thus moving solid improvement and other civil engineering work as well.”
See below for the video:
(Source: Channel News Asia (YouTube))