he says. “A safe construction site is an e;cient site,
and avoiding accidents avoids potentially costly
delays, as well as safeguarding individuals.”
Project leaders worked to ensure the project
safety culture was adopted across the entire team—
especially by ;rst-line supervisors in the ;eld. If an
unsafe act or situation was identi;ed, supervisors
were charged with stopping work while the incident
was discussed and the correct way forward was
identi;ed and communicated to the team.
“We adopted the slogan, ‘If you see it, you own it,’
which meant that identifying an unsafe situation or
action was not enough,” says Mr. ;omas. “If you
June 2009: To decrease Singapore’s reliance on
piped natural gas and position the city-state as
a regional liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading
hub, Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) is created to develop, own and operate Singapore’s
first LNG receiving, storage and regasification
February 2010: SLNG awards the engineering, procurement and construction contract for
the terminal project to Samsung C&T Corp. It
awards the project management consultancy
contract to Foster Wheeler Asia Pacific.
March 2010: Construction begins.
November 2010: The Singapore government
decides to expand the project’s scope by approximately 40 percent, requesting a third LNG
storage tank, a second jetty and more processing capacity.
2011: SLNG awards additional engineering,
procurement and construction contracts to
Samsung C&T Corporation for the third LNG
storage tank and the secondary jetty.
March 2013: The terminal receives its first LNG
cargo, used for commissioning the terminal.
May 2013: The terminal receives its first commercial LNG cargo and commences commercial
operations with two storage tanks, one jetty
and an initial throughput capacity of 3. 5 million
tonnes per annum (MTPA).
January 2014: Construction of the third storage
tank and additional regasification facilities is
completed, increasing the terminal’s throughput
capacity to 6 MTPA.
February 2014: The SLNG terminal is officially
opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
March 2014: The secondary jetty comes online.
2017: Scheduled completion date for additional
regasification facilities that will increase the terminal’s throughput capacity to about 11 MTPA.
2018: Scheduled completion date for a fourth
tank, which, at 260,000 cubic meters ( 9. 2 million cubic feet), will be world’s largest LNG tank.
Marine loading arms
at the jetties can
quickly unload LNG