Boskalis is part of a consortium that won a contract related to the construction of the Tuas Mega Port in Singapore. After Shanghai, Singapore is not only the world's largest container port, it also handles 50% of global crude oil production and it is the planet's busiest transit port. The port is the economic motor of Singapore, which is constantly struggling with a shortage of land.
The land reclamation project is intended to tackle the fragmentation of all the numerous port activities. All five of the present container terminals, with a joint handling capacity of 35 million containers a year, will be shut down by 2027. After that work will start on the current terminal locations so that they can accommodate offices and homes. The newly-built port area will have a capacity of 65 million containers annually.
By concentrating all the handling activities in a single location, the number of transport movements in Singapore will be drastically reduced, cutting the burden on the road network and the environment. The Tuas Mega Port will be equipped with the most advanced handling technologies.
Our client, Jurong Town Corporation, granted the first phase of the project, Tuas Finger One, to a consortium comprising Hyundai, Samsung, Penta Ocean, Boskalis and Van Oord. The consortium will execute dredging work and build 3.4 kilometers of quay wall. The work has begun in 2014, and it will be completed in late 2018.