Jurong Port, Singapore

Aurecon designs Jurong Port expansion to increase the capacity of this international port

Jurong Port operates a common import facility at Pulau Damar Laut in Singapore that welcomes more than 40 000 vessel-calls annually, and handles general, bulk and container cargo.

Aurecon has had a long association with Jurong Port, most recently extending Terminal 1 for the cement transfer handling facility. At Aurecon, we understand the key success factors for port developments and operation with a focus on cost efficiently, safety, and reliability.

Extending Terminal 1 without service disruption

Jurong Port consists of two terminals with a handling capacity of approximately 4 million tonnes per year.

The completed extension of the Terminal 1 cement transfer handling system will enable the port to increase its capacity by 35 per cent. Aurecon completed the detailed design of the extension in 2017 and managed the construction administration for Jurong Port.

Key features of the extended Terminal 1:

  • Two new conveyor belts to cater for additional flow of cement
  • Two new units of surge bin to regulate the cement output to match the capacity of existing equipment
  • New belt conveyors with dust collectors to minimise spillage of cement from the new belt conveyors
  • A fine-tuned product handling system to ensure that the system would work effectively, and that future maintenance would be manageable

Aurecon’s Project Director Thomas Lim recognised the complexity of the project because construction took place around a live and operating port with vessels coming and going all the time.

He credits Aurecon’s accurate scheduling of works as vital to ensuring that construction progressed whilst also fitting in with the vessel-call schedule of the port. This is a strength of Aurecon as an organisation that regularly contributes to port infrastructure around the globe.

The upgrade of Terminal 1 will allow Jurong Port to keep its services competitive among international ports with increased storage areas and the ability to handle larger vessels.

Carbon mitigation for Jurong Port

Aurecon reviewed the port’s carbon footprint and investigated opportunities to further reduce emissions. Aurecon provided an overview of the sources of emissions and worked with Jurong Port to identify potential abatement measures; the degree of their impact; the ease of implementation and monitoring; and their corresponding financial implications.

The biggest benefit from the carbon footprint assessment was that the report will assist Jurong Port in planning its sustainability road map.

The study showed that both port owner and users should collaborate to reduce the carbon footprint generated by their operations. As nodal points of logistics supply chains, the sustainability performance of these chains has a significant impact on the carbon footprint of ports.

Today, 92 per cent of the carbon footprint can be attributed directly to the 57 per cent increase in ship traffic calling at the port between 2010 and 2016. Consequently, all stakeholders have a part to play, to make a significant reduction in the port’s carbon footprint.

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