Construction at Lekki Deep Seaport project begins
The US$1.65-bn project was awarded to the China Harbour Engineering Limited by the Lekki Deep Seaport management during the launch ceremony.
The Lekki Deep Seaport project is scheduled for completion in 2019 and when completed, will be ranked as one the deepest sea ports in Africa, being 16,5m deep.
The port is expected to have an annual output capacity of about 1.5million TEUs, rising in time by 1.2million TEUs. When fully finished the vital requirements the port will also accommodate annually 16.7million MT liquid cargo as well as 4million MT dry bulk cargo.
The project will provide 170,000 direct job opportunities, injecting about US$361bn to the country’s economy within a concession phase.