Sembawang's Latest Facility— A New $9-Million Finger Pier

As part of Sembawang Shipyard's $20- million expansion and modernization program, a new $9-million finger pier has recently been completed to supplement the host of other sophisticated facilities at the Singapore yard.

The new pier, allowing easier access for supplies and services to three floating docks on its eastern side and for outfitting jobs for giant tankers on the western side, is expected to significantly increase the ratio of berths to docks and improve its floating docks layout.

The jetty embraces a 183-meter by 15.25- meter (about 600 feet by 50 feet) openedpiled pier with rubber fender encircling it to provide berthing facilities. Constructed with a reinforced concrete deck, it is supported by 200 tubular steel piles of 620-mm diameter by 12-mm thickness (about 24- inches by 0.5-inch), which are coated with corrosion resistant marine paints with provision made for the fitting of cathodic protection anodes.

The access ramp, designed and constructed for standard 20-ton truck loading, pedestrians and impact load, comprises of 76.219- meter-long by 4.57-meter wide steel deck (about 250 feet by 15 feet) sitting on steel tubular piles. The deck was prefabricated with three sections each of 50 tons, and erected on the piles. Four open-piled dolphins for mooring floating docks were also constructed. Part of the mechanical and electrical services were installed by Sembawang Shipyard's workers, while piling, concreting and dredging work were subcontracted. Fabrication of all steelwork was undertaken in the yard's premises. Sembawang Engineering, a subsidiary of the Sembawang Group of Companies, was involved in the design and engineering consultancy of the project.

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