17 January 2012

Reclamation at Jurong near Cyrene continues

The 24/7 reclamation and dredging at Ayer Merbau on Jurong Island (red portion on the left) means Cyrene will be surrounded on two sides by massive coastal works. The Jurong reclamation has been going on since Jul 2011 and will probably go on for many months to come.
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Based on chart from PMN No. 99 of 2009
Cyrene (indicated in yellow) is already not far from the massive reclamation site (red portion on the right) for the new Pasir Panjang Container Terminal, which has been going on for years.

Here's what we saw of these projects on 6 Jan 2012 during the trip to check up on the Senang/Pawai oil spill.

This is a view of the Jurong reclamation. This is part of plans to reclaim 18 hectares off Ayer Merbau, starting with 7-8 ha in the south and another 5 ha in the north of the area. The land is intended to "accommodate new investors like soap and detergent makers at a new value-add petrochemicals corridor shaping up there, as well as other potential downstream parties". More about the reclamation at Jurong Island.
Reclamation at Jurong Island
A view of the massive reclamation for the new Pasir Panjang Container Terminal, taken during the same trip.
Massive reclamation for new Pasir Panjang Container Terminal
Other reefs near the Jurong reclamation site include Pulau Hantu and the Terumbu Pempang series of submerged reefs nearby. See our previous trips to Terumbu Pempang Darat, Terumbu Pempang Tengah and Terumbu Pempang Laut.
The Pasir Panjang Container Terminal reclamation, meanwhile is close to natural shores at Labrador and Sentosa.

Reclamation at Jurong Island
from Port Marine Notice No. 05 of 2012 dated 16 Jan 2012

This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 83 of 2011. The working period has been extended.

With effect from 16 Jan 12 to 15 Jul 12. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. Off Jurong Island (see attached chartlet):

The work will entail the removal of existing rocks, dredging and reclamation works in the working area. Shore protection works will be carried out by crane barges and dredger. Soil investigation works will also be carried out in the working area. For general enquiries, please contact Capt Choong Yew Weng, project co-coordinator at Tel: 9129 1145, (email: ywchoong@live.com).

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