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First phase of Tuas Port reclamation works completed

The completed Tuas Port Phase 1 has 21 berths.

The first phase of the reclamation works in Tuas Port has been completed after 34 million man-hours, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S Iswaran, announced.

The project was spearheaded by Dredging International Asia Pacific – Daelim Industrial Joint Venture Pte Ltd (DDJV) with the supervision of Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd.

Phase 1 of the reclamation included soil improvement works for 414 hectares of land, of which, 294 hectares was newly reclaimed land.

The project also entailed the fabrication and installation of 221 10-storey tall caissons each weighing 15,000 tons to form 8.6km of seawall, and deepening of sea beds to cater for larger ships of the future.

Tuas Port Phase 1 also has 21 berths that can handle twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) annually. Two of the 21 are set to start operations by the end of 2021.

“The completion of Phase 1 reclamation for Tuas Port is a significant milestone, demonstrating our resilience amidst adversity, and affirming Singapore’s status as a reliable global hub port trusted by partners. It also signals Singapore’s readiness for the future,” Iswaran said.

Reclamation works for the Tuas Port have four phases. Phase 2 is already ongoing, while Phase 3 has also commenced. All four phases are expected to be completed by 2040.

With the completion of all reclamation works, Tuas Port’s capacity to handle  TEUs will rise to 65 million annually. 

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