Creation of space in rock caverns in singapore - past, present and future

Lui Pao Chuen, Jian Zhao, Zhou Yingxin

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Systematic study of rock cavern developments started in Singapore around 1980s, with feasibility studies for different applications. Construction of the first cavern project, the Underground Ammunition Facility (UAF), began in 1999 and commissioned in 2008. The second cavern project, the Jurong Rock Caverns (JRC) for hydrocarbon storage below the seabed, will begin operation in 2013. The development of an UndergroundMaster Plan is in progress. Greater use of underground space in Singapore can be expected in the future to meet the needs of a growing population.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Underground Space Development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th World Conference of the Associated research Centres for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS 2012): 7-9 November 2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
EditorsYingxin Zhou, Jungang Cai, Raymond Sterling
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Pages3 - 10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789810737573
ISBN (Print)9789810737566
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Conference of Associated-Research-Centers-for-the-Urban-Underground-Space (ACUUS) 2012 - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Duration: 7 Nov 20129 Nov 2012
Conference number: 13th


ConferenceWorld Conference of Associated-Research-Centers-for-the-Urban-Underground-Space (ACUUS) 2012
Abbreviated titleACUUS 2012
Other13th World Conference - Singapore 2012 “Underground Space Development – Opportunities and Challenges” The Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (Singapore) and the Protective Technology Research Centre of Nanyang Technological University, with the support from the Singapore Ministry of National Development and the Singapore Convention and Exhibition Board, hosted from November 7-9, 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands the 13th International Conference of the Associated research Centers for Urban Underground Space (ACUUS).
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