Semakau Landfill Expanded to Meet Singapore’s Waste Disposal Needs

July 12, 2015 by  
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An aerial view of Semakau Landfill (taken in 2011)

Since Apr 1999, Singapore’s incineration ash generated from the burning of waste at our incineration plants, and non-incinerable waste has been sent to our offshore landfill, Semakau Landfill. In 2014, only 2.3% of Singapore’s waste (or 171,000 tonnes) was sent to this landfill.

Phase I of the landfill was created by enclosing 350ha of sea space between Pulau Sakeng and Pulau Semakau with a 7km perimeter bund, followed by construction of internal bunds to convert 55% of the enclosed sea space into 11 landfill cells and other amenities. All the landfill cells in Phase I are expected to be filled up by next year. So the National Environment Agency (NEA) closed public visits and started development works in Jan 2014 for Phase II of Semakau Landfill. Read more

NEA plan seeks to limit damage from landfill expansion [News]

August 23, 2013 by  
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By Feng Zengkun, The Straits Times, 2 Aug 2013.

Singapore will embark on a project by the end of the year to make sure that the expansion of its offshore landfill site does not damage nearby marine life.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) plans to start work on phase two of the Semakau Landfill between next January and March and complete it by early 2015.

This will allow Singapore to meet projected waste disposal needs up to 2035 or beyond. The current site at Pulau Semakau, an island south of Singapore, is expected to be filled by 2016.

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Source: The Straits Times

Expansion plans underway at Semakau Landfill [News]

July 27, 2012 by  
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By Olivia Siong, Channel NewsAsia, 10 Jun 2012.

Work is underway to expand the landfill site on Semakau Island.

Semakau, located among the Southern islands of Singapore, is the world’s first offshore landfill created entirely from sea space.

A 160-hectare lagoon at Semakau Landfill is set for a transformation and will soon become a landfill site as part of Phase Two of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) plans to expand the landfill area on the island.

Currently, a 190-hectare of sea space is being used in Phase One of operations.

General manager of Semakau Landfill NEA, Ong Chong Peng, said: “We are actually land-filling the sea space, the so-called Phase One sea space. Based on the current usage and based on the projections of the waste growth, sometime by 2015, the Phase One sea space will be used up. So right now we started early last year, we started the planning for Phase Two.”

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Source: Channel NewsAsia