Activity Report 2016

Dredging Solutions
Dredging Plus Solutions
DEME Fleet

Asia & Oceania

About the TTP1 mega-port project

In 2030 the Government of Singapore will start to consolidate its container port facilities at Tuas. New technology will be introduced at the greenfield site to create a hypermodern, innovative and largely automated logistics hub. The consolidation will also free up existing portland near the city centre for future urban redevelopment. The Tuas Terminal project, of which Phase 1 is a crucial milestone, will ensure that Singapore’s leading global hub port continues to have sufficient capacity to meet industry demand in the long term.


Tuas Terminal Phase 1 project

The works for the Tuas Terminal Phase 1 megaproject in Singapore have now attained cruising speed and are seeing the deployment of innovative techniques and equipment. In a joint venture with Daelim Industrial of South Korea, Dredging International Asia Pacific (DIAP) is creating 21 deepwater berths. Once completed, these berths will have a combined container capacity of 20 million TEU per year. An important project milestone took place in April 2016: the launch of the first of a total of 222 caissons. When fully placed, these caissons will form the frame of the 8.6 km long quay wall.


Construction activities are executed according to strict environmental requirements and with continuous environmental monitoring supervision by an independent environmental specialist, appointed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.


Meals Served on site

Jurong Island Westward Extension

The Jurong Island Westward Extension project is proceeding on schedule and will be completed in 2018. The project comprises the reclamation of 38 million m3 of new land at Jurong Island, Singapore’s dedicated petrochemical hub. DIAP has been involved in the reclamation works since the early 1990’s that led to the amalgamation of Jurong Island from seven separate islands, confirming the company’s strong track record and expertise in the region.


This latest extension project is especially notable for being a soft-soil reclamation: the client, JTC, emphasises the reuse of dredged materials in the reclamation fill, making for a reclamation project that requires less sand from external sources and one that is much kinder to the environment. The use of soft materials for the reclamation fill requires extensive soil improvement in order for the finished product to meet compaction, settlement and load bearing criteria. DIAP is getting increasingly known as a market leader in these types of reclamations, that are becoming much more widespread as clients worldwide seek to minimise the environmental footprint of their projects.

Kristel Laisa Gavia-Cruz



“DEME is a company that always strives to do something big and innovative, and I am glad to be part of this, especially the TTP1 Project in Singapore. DEME always keeps us motivated by promoting camaraderie and teamwork among its staff and crew. It is an organisation which appreciates diverse talents and cultural backgrounds and encourages mutual respect, regardless of different philosophies, nationalities, culture or gender.”

Papua New Guinea

Lower Ok Tedi River

The works associated with the removal of potentially polluted mine tailings from the Lower Ok Tedi River resumed in March 2016 after a period of diminished activity, due to abnormally low water levels caused by El Nino. 2017 will mark the 20th anniversary of DEME’s involvement in the environmental rehabilitation of the ecologically valuable Ok Tedi Basin. The current contract runs until at least 2020.