Major construction work has begun at Lekki Deep Water Port at the Lagos Free Trade Zone in Nigeria, with the facility set to become a major regional hub for port operations in West Africa.
The management of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) said that construction of the main breakwater for the port has commenced during a visit by the acting Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC) Chidi Izuwah.
Technical partners on the project include China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) as EPC contractor for the port, and US-based consultant Louis Berger Group as PMC in charge of supervising its construction.
Once completed the port will reach a depth of 16.5 metres, making it one of the deepest in West Africa and once of the most modern and efficient ports in sub-Saharan Africa, according to LPLE’s general manager of projects Steven Heukelom.
“We are working tirelessly in conjunction with China Harbour Engineering Company to deliver a port which will be a state-of-the-art, model deep sea port, not only in Nigeria but in sub-Saharan Africa,” he said.