Work begins on multi-billion Dollar Lekki deep sea port


In a major step towards the actualisation of the proposed Lekki Deep Sea Port, major construction work has commenced on the site located at the Lagos Free Trade Zone (LFTZ), Ibeju-Lekki, with the construction of the main breakwater for the port, THISDAY reports.

The management of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) disclosed this during the monitoring visit of the acting Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC) to assess progress of the project, over the weekend. Speaking during the visit, the General Manager, Projects, of LPLE, Mr. Steven Heukelom noted that the breakwater construction is one of the largest components of the port construction.

Commenting on the technical partners for the project, Heukelom explained that China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), the engineering and construction arm of China Construction and Communication Company (CCCC), is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the Port (through China Harbour Engineering LFTZ Enterprise).

While describing the magnitude of the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project, Heukelom noted that upon completion, the Port would be one of the deepest in West Africa with 16.5-meter water depth and one of the most modern, efficient ports in sub-Saharan Africa with capacity to berth larger vessels thereby making Lagos the trans-shipment hub in West Africa.