Official signing of the agreement by Jide Jadesimi, LADOL Executive Director Business Development (right) and Harmen Tiddens, General Manager Mammoet West Africa (left)
Nigerian Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL) and Mammoet, the global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, are proud to announce a strategic partnership.
The partnership is aimed at expanding LADOL’s capacity for project cargo handling and logistics for industrial sectors in West Africa and enables LADOL to utilize Mammoet’s crane fleet and project management services to provide clients with more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.
Mammoet will supply LADOL with its heavylift terminal crane – MTC 15, which turns any quay into a heavy lift terminal. With a load moment matching a 1,200 tonne crawler crane or a large floating sheer leg, the crane enables loads up to 600 tons to be lifted to and from the quay from non-geared cargo vessels.
This lifting capacity is ideal for loading and offloading heavy items such as columns, vessels, reels, engines and any other project cargo. 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 mobilize a 250-ton crawler crane to support Ladol’s quayside operations.
Commenting on the partnership, Harmen Tiddens, General Manager of Mammoet West Africa, said “We are honoured and excited to partner with LADOL, because together we can bring greater value to our joint 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.”
LADOL’s Executive Director Business Development, Mr. Jide Jadesimi said “The establishment of a long term relationship between Mammoet and LADOL is an extremely exciting and significant development in terms of massively increasing local capacity. Thereby attracting to Nigeria the general fabrication and complex construction jobs that are in increasing demand not just in Nigeria but across the Sub Region.”
LADOL is building the world’s first Sustainable Industrial Special Economic Zone (SSEZ).
LADOL is using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to build a unique circular ecosystem, servicing a range of industries.
The Zone was developed out of a disused swamp and has been operational since 2006. Every year since then the infrastructure and facilities have grown and expanded. The Zone now provides a 24/7 efficient, safe and secure location from which local and international companies, in a range of sectors can start operating immediately.
In 2017 LADOL disrupted the local oil and gas market, halving the costs of local support, and creating thousands of local jobs.
LADOL is now focused on attracting and servicing a range of non-oil and gas companies, in sectors ranging from technology to agriculture. The sectors identified will work together to create a circular economy within the Zone.
West Africa is one of the largest under-served markets in the world with the fastest growing population. Industrial companies working in LADOL can service this market sustainably and profitably, while creating tens of thousands of jobs. As the local market grows there will be higher demand for locally produced products, a larger skilled workforce and cheaper domestic operating costs.
LADOL is becoming the blueprint for Sustainable Industrialisation of Africa, turning Africa’s demographic dividend into a global driver of peace and prosperity.
About Mammoet: The global engineered heavy lifting and transport specialist, Mammoet offers solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures in the petrochemical, offshore, power and civil industries. Headquartered in the Netherlands,with operations on every continent of the globe, Mammoet’s has extensive operational expertise and engineering strength.
This is complemented by astate-of-the-art fleet and a continuous drive for innovation.The Mammoet team creates solutions to each project’s specific requirements, helping clients improve construction efficiency to optimize the uptime of plants and installations. Its West African office was established in 2018, however Mammoet has been present in the continent for over 50 years on project basis.