Lekki Deep Sea Port, the largest sea port in Nigeria, has completed construction. Lekki Free Port Terminal will take over in readiness for operations to commence.
Lekki Deep Sea Port, a multi-purpose, deep sea port in the Lagos Free Zone that is the largest sea port in Nigeria and one of the biggest in West Africa, has completed construction. This is according to China Harbour Engineering LFTZ Enterprise (CHELE), a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor.
Lekki Deep Sea Port: EPC contract valued at USD 581 million
Construction began on 15 June 2020 and was concluded on Monday 24 October. The total EPC contract for Phase 1 is valued at USD 581 million. Container terminal operator Lekki Free Port Terminal, a subsidiary of CMA/CGM group, will now take over in readiness for port operations to commence.
Infrastructure improvements required
In a recent ceremony at the port located at Itoke Village, Ibeju Lekki, CHEC Vice President Wu Di, also a Director of Lekki Port, announced the official completion. The Governor of Lagos State, one of the shareholders of Lekki Port, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, reiterated his commitment to the timely delivery of the road infrastructure network around the Ibeju Lekki axis to ensure the efficient delivery of cargo from the port.
Lekki Port Chairman Biodun Dabiri expressed his gratitude to CHEC and Tolaram for their bold decision to invest in maritime infrastructure to assist Nigeria’s journey to economic prosperity. Also speaking at the event, the General Project Manager of CHELE, Xie Xianju, said Lekki Port would be the destination of choice in the sub-region.
The Nigerian government has previously claimed that the port will generate USD 201 billion in total revenue over 45 years.