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January

Third Tank Overview

Secondary Berth

Open Rack Vapouriser Ground Platform

 

As of January 2014, the Third Tank was completed. Third Tank achieved Mechanical Completion at the end of November 2013 and was ready for commercial operation by end January 2014.

The Secondary Berth project was also progressing according to plan, with Mechanical Completion being achieved on schedule in January 2014.

The fourth Open Rack Vaporiser and two High Pressure (HP) Booster Pumps were also completed and brought into service.

The Gas Engine Generator (GEG) was also almost completed with Mechanical Completion being granted end January 2014.

September

Secondary Berth E&I cable pulling works on-going

Secondary Berth overview

Third Tank piping work in progress

 

As of end September 2013, the construction of the Third Tank was close to 98% completed. Piping insulation was in progress, with mechanical completion checks and instrument loop checks being conducted.

The construction of the Secondary Berth progressed well and was more than 87% completed. Piping installation, fire proofing, cathodic protection and E&I cable pulling works were on-going.

The Gas Engine Generator (GEG) was almost 97% completed. The installation of mechanical equipment, medium voltage cables and fire and gas detectors were completed. The installation of low voltage and instrument & control cables were on-going and preparation for energisation of the low voltage power supply was in progress.


August

Secondary Berth top slab work in progress

Secondary Berth cable pulling

Third Tank piping work in progress

 

As of end August 2013, the construction of the Third Tank is close to 97% completed. Piping insulation, E&I cable terminations and lighting fixture installation works are in progress, and preparations are being made for loop checks and fire-fighting system tests.

The Secondary Berth is about 85% completed. Electrical cables are being pulled and the finishing works at the Secondary Jetty Substation are in progress to ensure readiness for substation energisation.

The installation of the Gas Engine Generator (GEG) continues to progress well, with fire and gas detectors installed and low voltage, instrument & control cables installation works on-going.


July

Tank 3 Piping

Secondary Berth Flare Stack

Secondary Berth Unloading Arms

Secondary Berth Substation

 

At the end of July 2013, construction of the Third Tank is about 96% completed. Internal works on the tank are completed. Tank bottom heating system cable works, riser pipe installation and E&I cabling works are ongoing.

Construction of the Secondary Berth is about 82% completed. The piping installation, E&I cable tray on piperack and finishing works at secondary jetty substation are in progress.

Completion of the Installation of the Gas Engine Generator (GEG) is progressing. All mechanical equipment and piping have been installed, and medium voltage cabling is done. Installation of low voltage and instrument & control cables are ongoing.


June

Secondary Berth Gangway Towel

Secondary Berth Substation

Secondary Berth Pipe Rack 1

GEG Exhaust

 

While the Main Terminal Project has been completed, construction continues for the Third Tank and the Secondary Berth. As of end June 2013, construction of the Third Tank is about 95% completed while the Secondary Berth is about 76% completed.

Post-tensioning system installation, roof platform erection work and inner shell insulation work for the Third Tank have been completed. Fire-proofing, electrical and instrumentation works, tank bottom heating system cable installation and riser pipe installation are ongoing.

For the Secondary Berth, the main piperack erection and main structure works for the substation have been completed. Installation of cable tray on piperack and steel structure erection at gas blower shelter are ongoing.

The installation of the Gas Engine Generator (GEG) for the Terminal has also made good progress – it is about 94% completed.


May

The Methane Kari Elin delivering the first commercial cargo

Mr S Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry starting the cargo flow from ship to terminal

 

On 7 May 2013, the first commercial LNG cargo was unloaded into the tanks at the Singapore LNG Terminal, officially marking the start of commercial operations as well as the completion of the Main Terminal Project.

The Main Terminal Project was completed on time to begin operations as planned and within the budget, all the while maintaining a world-class safety record of more than 15 million man-hours of work done on site without any Lost Time Injury (LTI).


April

Panoramic view of the Terminal

Arrival of the commissioning cargo

Overview of Tank 1

Secondary Berth platform

 
 

On 27 March 2013, the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to be transported to Singapore by ship arrived at the Singapore LNG Terminal. This commissioning cargo was procured from Qatargas and delivered by the Umm Slal, which is a Q-Max LNG vessel - currently the largest LNG vessel in the world. The LNG cargo was used to cool down and commission the LNG Terminal, to get it ready for full and continuous commercial operations.

As of end April 2013, construction of the LNG Terminal is over 99% completed. Efforts were further intensified to complete the commissioning activities on time, so that the Terminal can commence commercial operations as according to plan.

The lightning protection, grounding system and lighting pole installation was completed for Tank 1. For Tank 2, in-tank and reloading pumps installation, E&I cable pulling, lighting fixture support and conduit pipes installation were done. Tank 3's roof nozzle installation, hydrostatic test and erection of outwall fire-fighting support were also completed.

Work on the Secondary Berth also progressed well, with trimming and rock reinstatement work and fire proofing work completed.

The project continues to maintain an impressive safety record. To date, the project has clocked over 15 million man-hours without a Loss Time Injury.

December

Fire Water Tanks

Installation of electrical, instrumentation and fire water piping on Tank 1

Tank 2 under air pressure test

Installation of final course of inner 9%Ni steel shall plates in Tank 3

 

As of end December 2012, construction of the LNG Terminal is over 98% completed. There has been intense focus on system completions and pre-commissioning in the past few months, and this will continue throughout Q1 of 2013.

Work on the LNG storage tanks have progressed well and on schedule. Tank 1 has been boxed up and nitrogen purged; while Tank 2 is undergoing nitrogen purging in readiness for start-up. The installation of Tank 3’s 9% Ni steel LNG inner containment tank has been completed and installation of pump wells is in progress.

Additional labour has been brought in for completion of instrumentation and cryogenic insulation. Bulk piping erection is essentially completed except for Sea Water intake.

Dredging works for the Secondary Berth are 99% complete, with substation foundation works and construction of the rock revetment works well in progress.

In spite of the stepped up activity level, the project continues to keep an impressive safety record. To date, the project has clocked over 11 million man-hours without a Loss Time Injury.


August/September

Tank 2 Piping

Sea Water Intake & Secondary Jetty

Tank 2 Steel Work

Terminal Jetty

 

As of September 2012, construction of the LNG Terminal is 95% complete. Construction of the LNG Storage Tanks continues well, with Tanks 1 and 2 hydrotested and the temporary wall openings closed. Installation of the perlite insulation between the inner and outer wall of Tank 1 has started. On Tank 3, erection of the inner nickel steel tank wall is 50% completed.

Good progress has been made on the sea water intake; the major civil works have been completed, equipment installed and the sheet piles removed to allow erection of the sea water filters.

There has been steady progress on piping works, which are expected to be completed by end of October. Equipment installation is reaching completion, and electrical/ instrumentation cable pulling and termination works are well underway.

Progress on the Secondary Berth has reached 33%, with piling for the tertiary jetty completed. The main quay wall and its tie-back system have been installed and dredging of the secondary berth area is underway.

EPC contractor Samsung C&T has increased the site workforce to approximately 2,800 staff. To date more than 9 million hours have been worked on the LNG Terminal project without any Lost Time Injury.


June/July

Boil Off Gas Compressors, piperacks and piping erection

Installation of bottom fill pipe & LNG send out pipes in Tank 2

Sea Water Intake concrete structure and coffer dam

 

As of June 2012, construction of the LNG Terminal continues ahead of plan. The overall project is almost 92% completed. There has been steady progress on LNG Tanks 1 & 2 where hydrotesting has already started. All key civil works will be completed by the end of July. Equipment installation and piping erection is well advanced and cable pulling is ongoing. The sea water intake concrete structure is completed and removal of the coffer dam is underway to allow mechanical works to start.

Progress on the Third LNG Tank continues ahead of schedule and Secondary Berth piling works for both jetties and quay wall are progressing well.

The Singapore LNG Terminal project has exceeded 7.5 million man hours safely worked on the overall project without any lost time injury since the start of the project in February 2010.

SLNG is well placed to complete the LNG Terminal, ready for operational start up by second quarter of 2013.


March/April

Third Tank

Sea water intake

Loading arms

 

As of late April 2012, construction of the Terminal continues ahead of plan with the engineering works completed for the Main Terminal. Works on the Third LNG Tank are ahead of schedule with the first layer of concrete roof poured and the vapour barrier installation in progress. Piling works for the Secondary Berth have commenced.

The current workforce on site is over 1700, with 6.5 million man hours safely worked on the overall project, including more than 5.5 million man hours on the construction site, without any lost time injury since the start of the project in February 2010.

In the coming months, the focus will be on LNG Tank hydrostatic testing, piping and cable installation and the completion of the sea water intake structure and buildings.


January/February

LNG storage tanks 1 and 2

SLNG is fairly advanced in its programme to deliver the Singapore LNG Terminal.

As of late January 2012, the overall project was almost 80% complete and on schedule to meet its Q2 2013 commitment to be fully operational. Construction is over 65% complete with mechanical works now in full swing. The erection of the internal steel containers which contain the LNG within the concrete shell of the LNG Tanks has started. Numerous elements of major equipment have already been delivered to site and erected. Piping installation is well advanced and the installation of the main electrical systems is about to start. Works on the Third LNG Tank continues to progress ahead of schedule and civil work for the Secondary Berth Project is about to start.

Over 4 million manhours have been safely worked at the construction site and over 5 million on the whole project without a lost time injury since it started in February 2010.

In a little over 22 months, SLNG has expanded its headcount from approximately 10 to 85 staff. By the time the terminal becomes operational, SLNG’s establishment will be around 110; adding scale to the new LNG sector in Singapore’s economic landscape, complementing a rapidly growing LNG trading community which has recently established itself here.

October/November

LNG storage tanks 1 and 2

SLNG is fairly advanced in its programme to deliver the Singapore LNG Terminal.

As of late October 2011, the overall project was 60% complete and on schedule to meet its Q2 2013 commitment to be fully operational. Construction of the terminal is transitioning from civil works to mechanical erection; with the main structures such as the jetty and tank outer walls being substantially complete and work on piping installation now underway. Works on the Third LNG Tank and Secondary Berth projects are progressing as scheduled.

Over 3 million hours have been safely worked on construction without a lost time injury since it started in February 2010.

In a little over 18 months, SLNG has expanded its headcount from approximately 10 to 60 staff. By the time the terminal becomes operational, SLNG’s establishment will be around 110; adding scale to the new LNG sector in Singapore’s economic landscape, complementing a rapidly growing LNG trading community which has recently established itself here.


July/August

Caption: LNG storage tanks 1 and 2 where the concrete exterior wall are now at full height

On 26 July 2011 the Singapore LNG terminal project reached a significant safety milestone by achieving 2 million hours worked on the construction site without a lost time injury (533 days since the start of the project on 8 February 2010). Overall the project has seen more than 2.7 million safe hours worked. The EPC contractor Samsung and 8 major subcontractors have all contributed to this excellent result.

Construction work at the terminal has been progressing well and continues to be ahead of schedule. The site workforce for the last two months has been between 950 and 1100 workers. Presently the overall project is nearing 50% complete with construction 30% complete.

There has been steady progress on LNG storage tanks 1 and 2 where the concrete exterior wall are now at full height. Fabrication of the domed steel roofs and suspended aluminium roof decks of these tanks is well advanced. Pouring of the foundation slab has been completed for LNG storage tank 3. Erection of many of the permanent site buildings is well advanced and installation of the piperacks and the underground seawater lines has commenced.


June

View of the concrete exterior wall of LNG Tank 1

Temporary beams supporting the steel roof inside Tank 1

Wall lifts in progress at Tank 2. Piling work completed at Tank 3.

 

To date more than 2 million hours have been worked on the LNG Terminal project without any Lost Time Injury. The final 3-D model engineering design review for the terminal was successfully completed in May.

Construction work at the terminal has been progressing well and continues to be on schedule. Presently the overall project is approaching 50% completion with construction about 25% complete.鈥ㄢ€═here has been steady progress on the concrete exterior walls and interior domed steel roofs of LNG Tanks 1 and 2. Piling works have been completed for Tank 3 and have commenced for the terminal’s substation, the underground seawater lines and the firewater storage tanks.


March

Pouring concrete base slab at night Tank 2, February 2011

View of Tank 2, March 2011

 

As of the end March 2011 a total of 1.5 million man-hours have been worked on the LNG Terminal project without any Lost Time Injury; including more than 1 million safe hours worked on the construction site. This safety milestone was celebrated on 23 March with the 750 workers on site.

Construction work has been progressing well and is on schedule. One third of the overall project has been completed including approximately 75% of the engineering design and 14% of the construction works on site.

The reinforced concrete base slabs of both LNG storage tanks have been completed and the steel roof supports are being assembled inside each tank. The tanks’ reinforced concrete outer walls are going up with four out of ten lifts completed on Tank 1 and three lifts completed on Tank 2.

The piling works for the third LNG tank, the administration and control buildings and the primary jetty have been completed. Piling for the piperacks is nearly complete.

December

 

Work on the LNG terminal including the first two tanks has been progressing well. About 25% of the overall project has been completed including about 10% of the works on site. To date, all foundation piling and the concrete pours for the annular bottom slabs for the first two LNG storage tanks have been completed. The first of the 10 wall sections of Tank 1 is finished while the remaining 9 sections will be carried out over the next few months. The pre-assembly of the large LNG tank roof structures measuring 88 metres in diameter has commenced. Other key works which have commenced include the piling of the Control Building, piperacks and the Primary Jetty.

Since the project inception in March 2010, a total of over 900,000 man-hours has been worked on the project with no Lost Time Incidents.