Singapore – A Centre of Excellence
TRENCHLESS ASIA 2014 will showcase international machinery, products and methods which are available to aid the installation and refurbishment of underground utilities and pipelines without disruption to the surface.
Singapore is a regional centre of excellence for trenchless technology, established through the major microtunnelling projects undertaken by its national water agency, Public Utilities Board (PUB).
In the early 1980s, PUB adopted trenchless technology for the laying of sewers and the Deep Tunnel Sewerage Scheme. trenchless technology has similarly been in use for the rehabilitation of sewers since the 1990s.
These technologies presented a more efficient option of laying new sewers and rehabilitating old sewers to keep pace with Singapore’s rapid development, also minimising disruption to traffic and inconveniences to the public.