Giant Tunnels Almost Ready To Safeguard Singapore's Future Electricity Supply
SINGAPORE, Dec 20 (Bernama) — A warren of giant tunnels which will safeguard Singapore’s electricity supply for the next 120 years has been completed, the Straits Times reported.
The report said the multibillion-dollar effort to house 1,200km of extra-high voltage cables – more than thrice the distance between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – is one of the world’s deepest electricity supply projects.
Singaporeans will begin tapping into this electrical source from next year, said the report quoting the republic’s energy utility company, SP Group.
“We had to build 60-metre (m) deep because Singapore lacks space. We had no choice,” SP Group Managing Director of Infrastructure and Projects, Michael Chin, was quoted as saying.
“If you look at the profile of Singapore, we have the MRT, which is 30m to 40m deep, then you have your deep tunnel sewerage system, which is between 40m and 70m, so we ‘choped’ (saved) our space at 60m,” he said…..