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     FrontPage Edition: Thu 3 May 2007

World¡¯s largest floating stage being built at Marina Bay


The world¡¯s largest floating stage at Marina Bay

The Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) conceptualised the design and managed the development of the new multi-purpose facility at the Marina Bay. The facility comprises a seating gallery and a floating platform.
When completed, the new floating platform is likely to be the world's largest floating performance stage on water.
DSTA worked closely with the Ministry of Defence, Singapore Sports Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority to conceptualise the innovative solution to address the need for a temporary facility to hold mass spectators events over the next five years in view of the expected demolition of the National Stadium.
As the programme manager, DSTA also provided its expertise in technology and systems integration to develop the technical specifications to meet the unique needs of the various government bodies, oversee the construction of the facility and conduct load testing on the floating platform.
Key Facts & Figures
Industry Partners
Floating Platform: SembCorp Marine Ltd
The individual pontoons were constructed at the company¡¯s premises and assembled to form the floating platform onsite.
Seating Gallery: China Construction Pte Ltd
Floating platform: 120m x 83m (slightly larger than one soccer field)
15 individual steel floating pontoons were connected rigidly together to form the floating platform
6 x 30m lightning masts, including 2 masts which operate as floodlight masts
Seating Gallery 260m x 70m x 21m
2 x 40m floodlights
Load capacity of floating platform: 1070 tonnes (approx. 9,000 people + 200 tonnes stage props + 3 x 30 tonnes vehicles)
Seating capacity: 27,000 seats
1 x 8m (width) x 23m (length) centre linkway for 30 tonnes vehicle
2 x 10m (width) x 40m (length) side linkways for personnel and light vehicle
The three linkways connect the platform to land to facilitate vehicle/personnel movement onto and out of the platform speedily (lead onto Raffles Avenue through the seating gallery)
Material used for floating platform Steel (stable, strong, light-weight and able to float on water surface)
Unique Design of floating platform Can customise design to form into various shapes and sizes for different events

Source: News Release 26 Apr 2007

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