In January 2010, Yew Choon decided to build a Load Test Facility in its Singapore Yard located at No. 8 Pioneer Sector 1. The new Test Facility is required to have the capacity to test any loads upto 1000 Ton in the safest and most convenient way.
It was decided that a frame with multi-links was to be used and cast onto the ground.
Since the launching of the test facility, a variety of different load tests have been conducted in combination with either a 4 point lift system/Crane or just the Facility itself. With every load test, either a set of calibrated load links or load pin shackles are being used to verify and record the exact load force.
The Test Facility has proven to be a faster/safer and more convenient way of performing load tests compared to the conventional way of testing. Besides the load test Facility, Yew Choon has build a gantry structure specifically designed for drop/impact testing structures after receiveing increasing requests from clients who need a facility where they could safely carry out drop/impact testing of any prototype offshore structures. The capacity for the drop test gantry is certified up to 40 Tons.