Lekki Deep Sea Port construction reaches 85% completion

Construction work on Lekki Deep Sea Port has now reached 85% completion at the end of February 2022, according to the latest status update released by the promoter – Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited.
With this development, Lekki Port, which is expected to be the deepest port in Sub-saharan Africa is on course for completion of construction in September 2022 and will be operational by December 2022.
Speaking on the construction progress, the Managing Director of Lekki Port, Du Ruogang explained that the project’s EPC Contractor, China Harbour Engineering LFTZ Enterprise is working round the clock to ensure that the port is delivered even ahead of the agreed schedule.
Ruogang stated that a significant distinguishing feature of the Port is that it has a draught capacity of 16.5metres, adding that it has a turning circle of 600 meters, which would enable it to handle the largest generation of vessels.
He further disclosed that the Port is built to leverage on cutting-edge technology. Upon the start of port operations, which will be handled by Lekki Freeport Terminal (a subsidiary of CMA CGA), the screening and processing of shipment will become completely automated, thereby promoting efficient and seamless service to the end-user.
According to him, Lekki Port is being constructed with the framework of a modern port in mind, as it boasts of state-of-the-art equipment such as Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes which can be used for intermodal operations to stack containers and Ship to Shore cranes, handling equipment to deliver 30 moves per hour.
According to the status which was released on the company’s official social media pages, dredging and reclamation works has reached 93.78 percent completion and Quay Wall 89.96 percent completion, while Breakwater and the Landside Infrastructure reached 83.63 percent and 74.35 percent completion, respectively.
Lekki Deep Sea Port construction reaches 85% completion

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