$1.5 bn Lekki Deep Seaport, Rice Mill, Blue Rail, Others: Buhari Commissions it

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President Muhammadu Buhari is anticipated to officially commission the $1.5 billion Lekki Deep Seaport, the 32- metric tons per hour Lagos Rice Mill and the Blue Rail Project, among others, moment( Monday) in Lagos.

By its size and depth, the Lekki Deep Seaport is anticipated to be the game changer in West and Central Africa.

Other systems slated for commissioning are the 18.75 km six- lane rigid- pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway; the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History; and the MRS Lubricant Factory in Apapa

Buhari, during his two- day working visit, will be conducted round the harborage’s 1.5 km long main.

The seaport’s turning circle is 600 measures, which is enough for a vessel of over to 16,000 standard holders( TEU). The approach channel is 11 km long.

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The president of Lekki Port, Mr Biodun Dabiri, had before said “ From what I can see, in the coming four to five times, the frugality of the Lekki environs would be worth $25 billion which translates to N10 trillion – an investment quantum nearly analogous to the whole budget of Nigeria.

“ I can tell you that if we concentrate on this axis alone, the ranking of Lagos as one of the largest husbandry in Africa would be more we could move from the 4th to 3rd, 2nd and ultimately Number 1. ”

The Lekki Deep Seaport made history last time as it entered the first- ever vessel( Zhen Hua 28) to situation at the harborage.

The harborage has three outstations the vessel terminal, the liquid terminal, and the dry bulk outstation.

According to the promoters, the vessel outstation has an original draft of 14 metres, with the eventuality for farther dredging to16.5 metres. The terminal is suitable to handle 2.5 million 20- bottom standard holders per time.

The deep- ocean harborage of Lekki is the first harborage in Nigeria with boat- to- reinforcement cranes. It has three of these vessel gantry cranes; they belong to the “Super-post-Panamax ” group – this means that they can reach and discharge the bottommost row of holders indeed if the vessel boat is wider than the Panama Canal( 49m or 160ft maximum boat ray).

The STS cranes have a fixed rail at the quayside. They can lift 65 tons in binary- lift mode, 50 tons in single- lift mode or 85 tons under a hook.

The harborage’s computerised system will allow vessel identification and concurrence from the office, and mortal commerce will be minimum in the physical operations

When phase 2 is completed, the deep ocean harborage will have three liquid places. The liquid weight outstation will handle vessels up to 45,000 DWT( dead weight heftiness) and can expand to reach a capacity of 160,000 DWT.

Liquids( like petrol or diesel) will be handled at a tank ranch near the harborage. The docking area is equipped with lading arms. It’s also connected by channels along the cape.

The bulk terminal with an available jetty length of 300m can accommodate a Panamax class vessel(75,000 DWT).

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