16 Apr '17, 6pm

Semakau Landfill

Semakau Landfill

Semakau Landfill is located about 8km south of Singapore. A 7km perimeter rock bund was built to enclose a part of the sea off Pulau Semakau and Pulau Sakeng to create the space required for the landfill. The bund is lined with impermeable membrane and a layer of marine clay. This ensures that leachate from the refuse is contained within the landfill area. Other ancillary facilities were also built on the island to ensure that the landfill operation is self-sustainable. The landfilling process at Semakau Landfill: Upon arriving at Semakau Landfill, the barge berths at the enclosed transfer building. The tugboat then disengages itself and returns to TMTS with an emptied barge. Large excavators with interchangeable and specially designed grabs unload the solid waste from the barge. The solid waste is then placed onto 35-tonne payload off-road dump. A 10m-wide paved roadway a...

Full article: http://www.nea.gov.sg/energy-waste/waste-management/semak...

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