Work is underway to expand the landfill site on Semakau Island.
Semakau, located among the Southern islands of Singapore, is the world’s first offshore landfill created entirely from sea space.
A 160-hectare lagoon at Semakau Landfill is set for a transformation and will soon become a landfill site as part of Phase Two of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) plans to expand the landfill area on the island.
Currently, a 190-hectare of sea space is being used in Phase One of operations.
General manager of Semakau Landfill NEA, Ong Chong Peng, said: “We are actually land-filling the sea space, the so-called Phase One sea space. Based on the current usage and based on the projections of the waste growth, sometime by 2015, the Phase One sea space will be used up. So right now we started early last year, we started the planning for Phase Two.” Read more