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Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL

PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................1 1.1 Background ......................................................................................................................1 1.2 Purpose .............................................................................................................................4 1.3 Project Description ...........................................................................................................4 2.0 ROUTE SELECTION ..........................................................................................................6 2.1 Methodology ....................................................................................................................6 2.2 General Alignment Considerations...................................................................................6 2.3 Exclusion …………………………..................................................................................6 2.4 Evaluation Criteria ……...................................................................................................7 2.4.1 Customer Connection .............................................................................................7 2.4.2 Constructability ......................................................................................................9 2.4.3 Clearance/Permit from Relevant Competent Authorities .......................................9 2.4.4 Schedule Compliance .............................................................................................9 2.4.5 Construction Cost ...................................................................................................9 3.0 ALTERNATIVE ALIGNMENTS ….................................................................................10 3.1 Description of Alignments .............................................................................................10 3.2 Evaluation of Alignments ...............................................................................................11 4.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ............................................................16 APPENDIX A – SITE PHOTOS APENDIX B – MISCELLANEOUS LIST OF FIGURES Figure FIG. 1a – Original Proposed Alignment .............................................................................2 Figure FIG. 1b – Original Proposed Alignment Aerial View ........................................................3 Figure FIG. 2 – Project Location .................................................................................................5 Figure FIG. 3 – Alternative Alignment A1 .................................................................................12 Figure FIG. 4 – Alternative Alignment A2 .................................................................................13 Figure FIG. 5 – Alternative Alignment A3 .................................................................................14 Figure FIG. 6 – Alternative Alignment A4 .................................................................................15

detailed planning. preliminary consultation with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) revealed that segment of the proposed pipelines routed along Kallang Avenue was found to be within the protection reserve of the Singapore Underground Road System (SURS) and LTA commented that the proposed pipelines shall be realigned to avoid encroachment into the SURS protection reserve.1a & FIG. potential pipeline corridors.0 1. the Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) is planning to expand and extend the existing NEWater supply network to meet the demands from the proposed Sports Hub (when completed) and the growing demands for NEWater from existing/new commercial/industrial establishments/developments along Beach Road. considered and evaluated. constructability issues etc).Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT 1. In light of the abovementioned key restriction and other possible constrictions (such as conflicts with underground utilities/structures.1b). supervision and management of the construction and commissioning for the “Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road to Sports Hub and Bendemeer” and the contract was awarded to Fong Consult Pte Ltd (FCPL). Kallang and Bendemeer areas. have been explored and alternative alignment options were developed. FCPL started by looking at the originally proposed pipeline alignment (Figures FIG. primarily to avoid the SURS protection reserve within this area. PUB has called for consultancy services in the engineering studies. However. . design.1 INTRODUCTION Background In the continuing effort to increase the use of NEWater for non-potable use. In laying out the process for finalising the pipeline route.

Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT FIG. 1A .

1b – ORIGINAL PROPOSED ALIGNMENT AERIAL VIEW Sports Hub U?C .Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT FIG.

appurtenances and associated ancillary works. where the point of connection to the supply source located. the Rochor and Kallang Areas of the Central Region. The project includes supply. the Kallang Riverside development. laying. . Phase 1 works involve connection and commissioning of NEWater supply to the proposed Sports Hub is scheduled to be completed within 18 months to meet the opening of the Sports Hub in April 2014 whilst the whole project is scheduled to be completed within 24 months from the commencement date of the project construction contract. Kallang and Bendemeer areas. testing and commissioning of the NEWater pipelines. delivery. near to the junction with Bras Basah Road. 1. it is inevitable that segments of the proposed pipelines will need to be routed across the Rochor and Kallang River in order to reach it intended destinations. the commercial establishments/developments along Beach Road.2 Purpose The purpose of this report is to describe the pipeline route selection methodology employed to select the final alignment for the construction of the proposed NEWater pipeline project. the Downtown Core. The proposed pipelines corridor of interest are. Kallang and Bendemeer areas.e. the proposed Sports Hub and the existing industrial estates / new industrial park developments at Lavender. The whole project is to be completed in two phases. The proposed pipelines start from Beach Road. which runs through three areas. The study was conducted by FCPL to identify and recommend the feasible final pipeline alignment. Location of the project area is shown in Figure 2.Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT 1. Due to the unique geographical location of this region which is bounded by waterways. i.3 Project Description The proposed NEWater pipelines consist of 500mm/300mm diameter distribution pipelines to extend the current supply network to serve the proposed Sports Hub and existing / potential users in Beach Road.

2 – PROJECT LOCATION .Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT FIG.

Hence. reducing disturbance to the traffic/stakeholders. the proposed pipeline shall be laid in Public Streets and aligned within the Road Reserve.2 General Alignment Considerations In most cases. the installation is normally by open trench method. . i) Proposed alignment along Beach Road . For laying of pipelines in public streets.4 to determine the preferred route. Kallang. the segment of the proposed pipelines routed along Beach Road is therefore not included for alternative alignment consideration. Lavender.0 2.3 Exclusion The following segments of the proposed alignments are not included for alternative alignment consideration. In general. trenchless construction such as pipe jacking method is employed to install the pipeline across.1 ROUTE SELECTION Methodology The alternative pipeline alignments were evaluated using the criteria established in Section 2. Boon Keng and Bendemeer areas.As the points of connection along Beach Road contribute substantially to the overall demands. At major river/canal crossing and crossing of major road with high traffic volume where installation by open trench method is infeasible. 2.Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT 2. completion date and economic benefits of this project. the considerations taken to select the final route include avoiding sensitive utilities/ buildings/structures and conversation areas. compliance with engineering /construction/relevant competent authorities/agencies requirements and meeting the budget. The pipeline alignment along this segment is therefore final. ii) Proposed 300mm diameter pipelines connect to the constructed pipeline along Stadium Link which were laid in advance in conjunction with the Kallang Riverside Development infrastructure works. 2. the areas focus for potential alternative alignments considerations are Crawford Street.

2 Constructability i) Utility Conflicts Existing utility mapping and field verifications by means of site reconnaissance and conducting of trial holes are used to identify areas that might have major utility conflicts that could impact constructability. Over ground utilities/ structures and existing or planned major underground services are identified along each potential pipeline alignment.4 Evaluation Criteria 2. iii) Proximity to Existing/Planned Underground Road/Rail Infrastructure The proposed pipelines shall avoid laying in close proximity to existing and planned underground road/rail infrastructures such as the existing Crawford underpass.4. 2.Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT 2.1 Customer Connection i) Proximity to Existing Users This criterion is used to evaluate the proximity of the proposed route to the existing users. ii) Clearance from Existing Bridge Structure In accordance with LTA requirement. Existing vehicular bridge structural are identified along each potential pipeline alignment. the proposed pipeline shall maintain a minimum horizontal clearance of 10m from the edge of existing vehicular bridge structure. KPE and the proposed N-S Expressway. DTL3 etc. SURS. ii) Proximity to Future Users This criterion is used to evaluate the proximity of the proposed route to planned development which could utilize NEWater to minimize its new demands on the potable water system. An existing user is a current customer who can be converted to NEWater from potable water. .4.

ix) Adequate Space for Construction Work Area The proposed pipelines shall lay in location with adequate space for the required construction work areas and operations so that works can be carried out safely with minimal inconvenience to the stakeholders. potential conflicts between traffic and construction is anticipated. Alignment in proximity to trees is not preferable and shall be avoided because construction activities associated with pipeline installation around trees require clearances and is slower. The nominal work space width required for open trench pipelaying is 3. viii) Viable Traffic Diversion Implementation As the project is located in densely built up urban areas.5m wide excavator and dump truck. The construction is more accomplishable if traffic can be diverted. The . Alignments that require opening of newly constructed/resurfaced road shall be avoided. road-users and general public affected by the works. vii) Road Condition The road condition along the alignments is to be noted. v) Proximity to Protected/Conservation Areas The construction of the proposed pipelines shall avoid laying in close proximity to conservation areas such as Crawford Bridge and protected areas such as the substation etc. vi) Proximity to Tree Trees along the potential pipeline alignments are mapped and categorized.Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT iv) Proximity to Existing Building/ Structure The construction of the proposed pipelines shall avoid laying in close proximity to existing building and structures.3 m on the assumption of using a 2. Additional cost incurred if felling and transplant of tree is required.

4 Schedule Compliance This criterion is used to assess whether Phase 1 of the Project can complete within Eighteen (18) calendar months from the commencement date of the project construction contract otherwise the alignment would not be practical.3 Clearance/Permit from Relevant Competent Authorities / Agencies Obtaining the required clearances/permits for construction from the relevant competent authorities/agencies for the alignments is crucial otherwise the alignment would be considered not practicable. 2. infrastructure development project etc.3m for 500mm/300mm diameter pipe respectively.4. provide an opportunity to reduce the cost and disturbance associated with both projects so long as good coordination is establish. x) Overlap with Other Public Works Projects Alignments that overlap with other public works projects such as road widening. Alignments that within road serve that minimize the need for long-lead time permits are preferable to those that require additional permitting effort. Shorter routes are preferable to longer routes. In this respect. Pipeline costs vary by the overall length of pipeline required by the given alignment. 2. which comprise the cost to construct conveyance facilities necessary to deliver NEWater to the customers.Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT nominal trench width is conservatively assume at 1.4. The dimension for shaft related to pipe jacking is assume at a maximum of 4m x 8m. alignments that overlap with other public works projects are deemed preferable to those that do not. 2.5 Construction Cost This criterion is used to assess projected construction costs. Major under crossings are identified for each alignment.4. because these add considerable construction costs for that alignment. These facilities include pipelines and appurtenances.5m/1. .

Lavender. detour to Bendemeer Road and terminate at Boon Keng Road and Bendemeer Road near the Micron Building.3 to FIG. run across the Crawford Bridge and across the junction with Kallang Road/Lavender Street and align the pipelines along Lavender Street. Boon Keng Road and Bendemeer Road in the original proposed alignment. iii) Alternative A3 The proposed alternative alignment is to route the pipelines along the river bank of Kallang Riverside Park after crossing the Rochor River. The southbound pipelines to Sports Hub follow the original proposed alignment. Kallang. as compared to the original proposed alignment. A2. ii) Alternative A2 The proposed alternative alignment is to route the pipelines along Crawford Street after turning from Beach Road.0 ALTERNATIVE ALIGNMENTS A total of four alternative alignment options (A1. Please refer to figure Fig. Please refer to figure Fig. detour to Bendemeer Road and terminate at Boon Keng Road and Bendemeer Road near the Micron Building.Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT 3. Boon Keng and Bendemeer areas were developed (FIG. route along Boon Keng Road and detour to Bendemeer Road and terminate near the Micron Building. i) Alternative A1 The proposed alternative alignment is to route the pipelines from Kallang Road to Lavender Street and run along Lavender Street. the alternative alignments. Please refer to figure Fig. . 3 for details. A3 and A4) at Crawford Street. 4 for details. were developed primarily to avoid the SURS Protection Reserve which conflicts with the segments of pipeline that run along Kallang Avenue. Kallang Junction. The Northbound pipelines cut across Kallang Road.1 DESCRIPTION OF ALIGNMENTS In general. 5 for details. run along the river bank of Kallang River. 3. The pipelines branch-off northbound and southbound near Sir Arthur’s Bridge. 6).

4.53 2.5 i) Utility Conflicts 3 ii) Clearance from Existing Bridge Structure 2 iii) Proximity to Existing/Planned 2 Underground Road/Rail Infrastructure iv) Proximity to Existing Building/ Structure 3 v) Proximity to Protected/Conservation Areas 4 vi) Proximity to Tree 3 vii) Road Condition 3 viii)Viable Traffic Diversion Implementation 2 ix) Adequate Space for Construction Work Area 3 x) Overlap with Other Public Works Projects 3 Clearance/Permit from Relevant Competent 2 Authorities/Agencies Schedule Compliance 3 Construction Cost 3 Average Rating 2. The Northbound pipelines run along Geylang Road. Summary of alternative alignment Evaluation is tabulated as below. run along Boon Keng Road to Bendemeer Road and terminate near the Micron Building.2 EVALUATION OF ALIGNMENTS The rating scale for each criterion is established as follows.87 .4.4 2.4.2 Customer Connection i) Proximity to Existing Users ii) Proximity to Future Users Constructability 3 4 3 4 3 1 2 3 1 3 3 2 3 3 1 2 3 2.Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT iv) Alternative A4 The proposed alternative alignment is to branch-off the pipelines after crossing Kallang River. 6 for details. 3.4. The southbound pipelines to Sports Hub follow the original proposed alignment.47 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 1 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 2. Scale 1 2 3 4 Definition Undesirable / Impractical Moderate Acceptable Desirable / Practical The criticality and priority of each criterion is weighted equally.1 2.27 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2. Please refer to figure Fig.4. Table 1 Clause Criteria A1 Rating A2 A3 A4 2. detour to Geylang Lorong 1.3 2.

Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT .

Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT .

Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT .

Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT .

Proposed 500mm/300mm Diameter NEWater Pipelines from Bras Basah Road To Sports Hub and Bendemeer FINAL PIPELINE ROUTING ANALYSIS REPORT 4.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS The routing analysis consisted of evaluating pipeline alignments based on the criteria defined in Section 2. on hydraulic modeling was performed on the final preferred alignment to optimize pipe diameters for the distribution pipes. investigated and approved. subsequent revisions to the final preferred alignment will be made. Kallang and Bendemeer areas. Nevertheless. Potential pipeline corridors were identified and four alternative alignment options were developed for consideration and evaluation. document no. minor amendments to the alignment to improve localised outcomes are expected. is recommended to deliver NEWater to the proposed Sports Hub. FC/PUB/PSK/1125/HS/001. Beach Road.87 2. Following is the tabulation of the average overall rating of the alternative alignments evaluation. As these changes are assessed. . conducting of trial holes to identified utilities/services conflicts and desktop analysis. the final preferred alignment. Alternative Alignment A1 A2 A3 A4 Average Overall Rating 2.47 2. it is however anticipated that major changes to the final preferred route are not likely as it has been assessed to be more feasible amongst the alternative alignment options explored.4 in the areas as highlighted in this report. Although there are still pending authorities clearances for the selected final preferred alignment. The evaluation included site reconnaissance.53 Ranking 1 3 4 2 Based on the evaluation and the final scoring.27 2. “Alternative A1”. A separate report.

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