Determined to expand its capacity for handling project cargo and logistics for industrial sector in West Africa, the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL), said it has signed strategic partnership deal with Mammoet, a global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport.
The partnership will also enable LADOL to utilise Mammoet’s crane fleet and project management services to provide clients with more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.
According to the agreement, Mammoet will supply LADOL with its heavy lift terminal crane (MTC), which turns any quay into a heavy lift terminal, and with a load moment matching a 1,200 ton crawler crane or a large floating sheer leg, the crane enables the lifting of loads up to 600 tons in the quay from non-geared cargo vessels.
Research has it that such lifting capacity is ideal for loading and offloading heavy items such as columns, vessels, reels, engines and any other project cargo.
Given the agreement, the crane will be installed at the LADOL quayside in January 2020 and will be the biggest installed shore crane of its kind in the region. In addition to the MTC 15, Mammoet will mobilise a 250-ton crawler crane to support LADOL’s quayside operations.
Harmen Tiddens, general manager of Mammoet West Africa, said the company is honoured and excited to partner with LADOL, because both can bring greater value to their customers.
“Any company with a project that requires shipping or handling of project cargo in, to or from Nigeria now has a new, fast, reliable and cost-effective option in Lagos,” he said.
Jide Jadesimi, executive director, Business Development of LADOL, said the long term relationship between Mammoet and LADOL is an extremely exciting and significant development in terms of increasing local capacity.
“This will attract to Nigeria, the general fabrication and complex construction jobs that were increasing in demand not just in Nigeria, but across the sub-region,” he stated.