Van Oord Consortium Awarded Singapore Port Expansion
Van Oord has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development.
Jurong Town Corporation awarded the reclamation project of Tuas Finger One to the consortium, comprising of Hyundai, Samsung, Penta Ocean, Van Oord and Boskalis. The total contract value is SGD 960 million and the combined Van Oord/Boskalis share is approximately EUR 100 million.
It is expected that the majority of the 24.5 million cubic meters of sand required for this project will be supplied by long distance bulk carriers. In addition to the land reclamation work, the consortium will undertake dredging and construct 3.4 kilometers of quay wall. Work is set to start within the next couple of weeks and will last until late 2018.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development. Jurong Town Corporation awarded the reclamation project of Tuas Finger One to the consortium, comprising of Hyundai, Samsung, Penta Ocean, Boskalis and Van Oord. The total contract value is SGD 960 million, and the combined Boskalis / Van Oord share is approximately EUR 100 million. It is expected that the majority of the 24.5 million cubic meters of sand required for this project will be supplied by long distance bulk carriers. In addition to the land reclamation work, the consortium will undertake dredging and construct 3.4 kilometers of quay wall. Work is set to start within the next couple of weeks and will last until late 2018.
Singapore offers free garbage pickup from ships with fees for excess
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) now provides free garage collection for a limited number of bags to all vessels at anchorages from 0730 hrs to 1730 hrs. Ships with larger quantities of garbage (in excess of the limit) may wish to make special arrangement for garbage disposal for which a fee will becharged running daily during these times as of May 26. The Garbage Collection Special Service Online System (GACSS) allows shipping agents or shipmasters to apply for the special garbage collection services online, reports GAC Hot Port News. Shipping agents or ship masters are required to have a Marinet account to use the GACSS, said a port authority statement. Ships intending to dispose their garbage before 1200 hrs have to submit their application online before 1600 hrs on the previous day. For online request submitted after 1600 hrs, the collection service can only be done on the next day after 1200 hrs. Source : Asian Shipper
Singapore plans to build a second receiving terminal for liquefied natural gas as it pursues a long-term strategy to become Asia’s LNG trading hub. The city-state, which generates more than 90 percent of its electricity using natural gas, is studying locations in the eastern part of the country for a new facility to support industries and power plants, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Feb. 26, 2014 at the official opening of Singapore’s first terminal.
Singapore is trying to take advantage of its geography and stature as Asia’s oil-trading center to also become a leader in LNG. Asia has overtaken Europe as the world’s biggest gas importer, accounting for 46 percent of global trade, according to the International Energy Agency, which cites Singapore as best-placed to be the hub for liquefied natural gas.
Singapore based Triyards Holdings secures two cruise ship contracts
Singapore based TRIYARDS Holdings Limited (TRIYARDS or the Group), an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, has won two new orders in vessel construction and outfitting for two cruise liners, the Group said in a press release. The total contract value of the work for TRIYARDS and its partners is approximately US$7.5 million. For the first contract, the Group will be building the hull and installation of piping, electrical and mechanical system and equipment in a new build vessel, the Aqua Mekong cruise vessel. The 63-metre (approximately 205 foot) long vessel will undergo a period of nine months construction. The mocked up part of her 5-star outfitting and furnishing of luxurious cabins will also be carried out in TRIYARDS. The vessel belongs to reputable cruise ship operator Aqua Expeditions, whose vessels operate in South America and South East Asia. She will operate in the Mekong River with high-end hotel and accommodation facilities. The second contract is with International Shipping Partners, one of the world’s largest passenger ship management companies with its headquarters in Miami, Florida, and is for the upgrading of accommodation for the ‘Silver Discoverer’. The 103-metre (approximately 334 foot) long vessel with a gross tonnage of 5,218GT will undergo a 12-week refurbishment prior to her service entry in the last leg of 1Q2014. With this new instalment, the upgraded facilities on the ‘Silver Discoverer’ include a new gym, beauty salon, and expedition cabins.
According to DBS, with the infrastructure in place, the Singapore Tourism Board targets to attract 1.5m cruise passengers by 2015, up from c.0.9m that sailed into Singapore in 2012. The STB also believes that Singapore has the ability to be one of the key hubs in the region.
Leveraging on its strategic location between major international maritime routes, Singapore is already home to several of the world’s top cruise lines such as Star Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises and P&O Princess. With the opening of the new Marina Bay Cruise Terminal, Singapore has the capacity and infrastructure to accommodate large cruise ships and have seen large players like cruise groups Carnival and Celebrity Cruises to set up shop over the past year.
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DIAP gets new contract for the Jurong Island extension
Dredging International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (DIAP, DEME’s subsidiary for the South East Asia region) in a joint venture with Starhigh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has been awarded a Design and Build contract for 148ha of land reclamation as an extension to Jurong Island for the account of Singapore Government’s largest industrial landlord JTC (Jurong Town Corporation), the company said in its press release. The works under the contract comprise sand bund construction with shore protection, dredging for deepening of shoreline, basin and channel realignment, soil improvement works, sand supply, re-use of marine dredged and land-based excavated material and construction of roads, drains and sewers and preparation of a site for vacuum consolidation research. The 1.02 billion Singapore Dollars (+/- 625 million Euro) (excluding GST (Goods and Services Tax)) project which will be developed in 3 reclamation phases, a part being executed by DIAP.
A part of the Temasek Fairway and West Jurong Channel will be realigned and deepened to the specified levels.
DIAP will deploy spud grab dredgers and its own self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredger for the works. The works will commence by mid-December and will be finished by end 2017 for Phases 1 and 2. Works for Phase 3 are to be completed by mid-August 2018.