Find Mining expertise in Singapore
Mining has very little presence as a primary industry in modern-day Singapore, however many global mining firms have a presence there. These often use the country as a base from which to branch out to more resource-rich countries in Southeast Asia – including Malaysia, China, and Thailand, among others. Examples of firms include Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., which runs a plated lead frame production line; and the Australian giant BHP, which views Asian Markets as an opportunity to secure resources and to expand its markets.
Singapore has an abundance of granite and quarrying has been a longstanding industry in the country, mainly supporting major infrastructure developments since the early 20th century. Projects included the 1903 railway construction, the Johore Causeway linking Singapore with Malaysia and the seawall. With the construction boom in the 1960s and 70s, more than 20 quarries were in operation but fell into disuse post-development. Today, many of these quarries have become overgrown and have been turned into nature parks.
Other major quarrying ventures focus on sand, clay and gravel, but with dwindling resources, Singapore has looked to import from neighboring islands of Riau and Bangka Belitung. However, in the past, uncontrolled extraction resulting in ecosystem loss has prompted Indonesia to enforce a ban on sand export to Singapore, which has driven the country to reopen old quarries to meet demand of the continuously growing nation.
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