LADOL Acquires Heavy Lift Crane to Boost Port Operations
The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL) in partnership with Mammoet, has acquired a heavy lift terminal crane (MTC 15) to boost cargo operations at it’s industrial quayside.
The partnership which is aimed at expanding LADOL’s capacity for project cargo handling and logistics for industrial sectors in West Africa will enable the Nigeria indegenous company utilize Mammoet’s crane fleet and project management services to provide clients with more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.
The MTC 15 crane transforms any port into a heavy lift terminal. With a load moment matching a 1,200 tonne crawler crane or a large floating sheerleg, 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.
Installation of the crane will hold at the LADOL quayside in January 2020. According to sources the engineering stride shall 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.
Speaking at the signing of agreement by both parties the LADOL 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.”
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.”
Pic. 1: Official signing of the agreement by Jide Jadesimi, LADOL Executive Director Business Development (right) and Harmen Tiddens, General Manager Mammoet West Africa (left)