The final, and 221st, caisson for land reclamation of Tuas Terminal Phase 1 was installed on Tuesday afternoon and witnessed by Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport.
Reclamation for the first phase of the terminal is now 75% complete and according to the authorities is on schedule for completion in 2021. From 2021 terminal operator PSA Corp will start developing the first phase of the terminal which is designed to handle 20m teu a year.
“Our Mega Port project at Tuas will transform our port operation, to position ourselves for the future. The project itself is a mega infrastructure project, and hence, an opportunity to transform our construction and reclamation industry,” Minister Khaw said.
Tuas Terminal will open progressively from 2021 and by 2040 Singapore plans to have consolidated all its container port operations at the location in the far west of the island, with the port having a capacity to handle 65m teu a year.