Reclaiming the land, protecting the environment

Using EMMP to protect Singapore’s natural heritage

Shell needed more land for the Bukom Refinery – their largest one in Singapore. To do this, they asked JTC Corporation (JTC) to reclaim the land by connecting three islands off the country’s southwest coast. To ensure that the land reclamation would not harm the environment, JTC asked us to execute an Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan (EMMP). The EMMP enabled JTC to detect unexpected effects on the environment at a very early stage. As such, JTC could take the necessary actions to address the impact of the reclamation work. The result: minimal long-term impacts of land reclamation activities on the surrounding marine environment.