Singapore’s construction sector supply chains are poised to be leaner and greener with the new Ready-Mixed Concrete (RMC) Ecosystem by Jurong Port (JP). Jurong Port is a key entry point to Singapore and its only multi-purpose port.
The port-centric shared facility that our team designed co-locates existing port infrastructure with facilities such as fully enclosed aggregate storage areas and RMC batching plants. It will be able to turn aggregates from ships into concrete that can be dispatched to construction sites in a fraction of the time. This innovative facility is set to enable a greener footprint and optimise supply chains for construction materials, while minimising land use in land-scarce Singapore.
Working with our partners, we are leading the design of the project, comprising of fully enclosed aggregate storage and RMC batching facilities, a concrete sludge management facility, conveyor support structures, recycling and underground water treatment facilities, offices and a substation.
Believed to be the first-of-its kind in the world, the RMC Ecosystem is a part of JP’s larger construction ecosystem that also handles cement and steel. With JP handling up to 90 per cent of all cement and steel imported into Singapore annually, this highly anticipated ecosystem will help the city’s maritime and construction industry to remain more competitive and sustainable, while strengthening supply chain resilience. It is set to be progressively completed over two phases from 2023.
600,000 truck trips reduced annually
18.5Hain land use saved
1stof its kind in the world
Shorter, greener, leaner
Our team devised integrated green strategies – from net zero energy to reduced traffic emission, as well as energy and water saving to pollution control features.
With batching plants centralised at the RMC Ecosystem, aggregates no longer have to be transported to facilities at various locations in Singapore, cutting time and reducing traffic emissions from the 600,000 truck trips saved. The facility is also enclosed, mitigating the air, dust and noise pollution typically faced by concrete-mixing plants.
Our proposed designs also include the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the rooftop of the bunkers. It is expected that these PV panels will be capable of generating 3 to 4-megawatt peak of power – enough clean energy to offset the building’s energy consumption. Featuring advanced technologies including a sludge recycling system, the facility will allow for the reuse of waste aggregates and control of sludge waste impact.
Adjacent to future fabrication yards, handling steel and precast concrete, the RMC Ecosystem will also enable a more sustainable, productive, and efficient construction supply chain when complete.
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