Butyl Rubber Plant (BTR) Project
This Butyl Rubber Plant (BTR) is one of the most advanced synthetic rubber plants in the world and the largest of its kind in Asia. Unlike other remote areas and difficult environments where deugro works, Singapore is a developed country with excellent infrastructure and a mature transportation and logistics services market. As such, the challenges presented by this project were different than what we normally face.
The main critical items were five lengthy and heavy columns originating from the fabricator in Melaka, Malaysia. deugro's scope of work involved door-to-door transportation, including inland transport from factory to jetty, roll-on, barge voyage to Singapore, roll-off and on-carriage to the job site. Because the route was so difficult, equipment could only be transported during daylight hours.
Another critical and demanding challenge involved the underlying bureaucratic procedures and obtaining permits/approvals from the respective authorities to remove and reinstate a total of 18 trees, 29 traffic lights and light poles, as well as about 240 meters of road kerbs/dividers.
- Name: Butyl Rubber Plant (BTR)
- Shipping period: Dec. 2010 to Dec. 2012
- Volume: Approx. 50,000 FRT