21 May 2010

Massive Tuas reclamation continues until Nov 10

A bit of shore that escaped reclamation at Tuas has amazing marinelife.
A4 Poster: Tuas, Merawang Beacon
These and other natural shores are near massive reclamation of the hockey-shaped portion of the Tuas reclamation project.
Photo from Dredging Today.

Reclamation work at Tuas View Extension
from Port Marine Notice No. 54 of 2010. dated 18 May 10;
This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 187 of 2009 [or did they mean 179 of 2009?]. The working period has been extended and the working details revised.

With effect from 18 May 2010 to 17 Nov 2010. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. Western part of Singapore (see attached plan): -
The reclamation works will involve dredging by cutter suction dredger ( CSD ), trailer-suction-hopper-dredger ( TSHD ) and hopper barges. Shore protection works will be carried out by crane barges and the dredging of sand-key trench by grab
dredger. Rock removal will be carried out by the dredgers within the working area. Soil investigation will be carried out periodically by the jack-up barges.

Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr T Watanabe, the construction manager at Tel No: 9668 1523 (email: t.watanabe@mypenta.net ).
What natural shores are nearby?

The beautiful shores of Tuas are up the Johor Straits. This is one of the sites monitored by TeamSeagrass. More photos of marinelife at Tuas are on wildsingapore flickr.

Across the Johor Straits are the Sungai Pulai estuary "possibly the richest marine bio-diversity spot in Malaysia" and gazetted a Wetland of International Importance in 2003. The area is already going to be impacted by plans to develop a massive petrochemical installation there. Recently, volunteers in Malaysia have started surveying for dugongs using a blimp in this area.

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Save our Seahorses is a non-profit organization committed to saving the seahorse and the Pulai River Estuary in Malaysia. SOS comprises a group of young scientists, students, public volunteers and local fishing communities.

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