Sustainability at the Heart of JTC’s Development Projects
Small and resource-constrained, Singapore has been focusing on sustainability even from the very beginnings of the country’s development. The city-state adopted an integrated and borderless approach to urban planning, making it one of the world’s most liveable cities and vibrant business hub in the region.
One of the challenges of doing business in Singapore is the sheer scarcity of land for infrastructure development. Our role as an industrial infrastructure innovator goes beyond providing efficient infrastructure solutions, to tapping on new ideas and creating customised solutions to meet evolving business needs.
To strengthen our efforts to deliver key projects and groundbreaking industrial concepts to anchor new investments in Singapore, JTC focuses on three aspects: deepening our cluster knowledge and capabilities; increasing land productivity; and expanding our innovation capacity.
Some of JTC’s recent milestone projects that promote environmental sustainability include Jurong Rock Caverns and CleanTech Park.
Jurong Rock Caverns, measuring 27m high, 20m wide and 300m long, provides secure storage for liquid hydrocarbons such as crude oil and naptha. Underground caverns are particularly functional in land-scarce Singapore, and JTC is coming up with more uses for these subterranean storage facilities.
The 50-ha CleanTech Park is Singapore's first eco-business park, offering unique clean technology features. It also serves as a "living lab" for the test-bedding and development of green technologies and sustainable urban solutions.