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Lekki port reaches 95% completion, to be ready in September

By Adaku Onyenucheya
03 August 2022   |   3:47 am
The management of Lekki Deep Sea Port has disclosed that construction work was at 95.65 per cent completion at the end of July.

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The management of Lekki Deep Sea Port has disclosed that construction work was at 95.65 per cent completion at the end of July.

According to information released on the company’s official social media page, the project is on course for completion as scheduled.

According to the release, the Lekki port management, board of directors, shareholders, EPC Contractors and the project manager remain focused on its objective to complete construction by September 2022 and start operations by the end of the year.

The tweeter post read: “We are delighted to announce that the construction of Lekki Port is now at 95.65 per cent completion.

“The wait to behold a deep seaport with a container terminal operated with efficiency and world-class standards in Nigeria is almost over.”

The deep seaport had, on July 1, 2022, taken delivery of three Super Post Panamax Ships to Shore (STS) cranes and 10 Rubber Tired Gantries (RTGs) ahead of the commencement of port operations.

The port also witnessed the arrival of its first berthing vessel,“ZHEN HUA 28,” which conveyed the STS cranes and RTGs to Nigeria from Shanghai, China.

The Managing Director of Lekki Port, Du Ruogang, in early July, explained that the cranes are highly sophisticated port equipment that will be used for the first time in Nigeria at Lekki Port, thereby putting the country at the forefront of container operations in West Africa and on the global maritime map.

Ruogang said the second batch of the port machinery is expected in August, which includes two STS and five RTGs.
He added that by the time of the formal commencement of the port operations, there would be five STS and 15 RTGs in place.

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