Mammoet has delivered a heavy lift terminal crane to the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic (LADOL) base, in Nigeria.
The two companies signed a partnership agreement in January 2020. Mammoet has delivered its MTC 15 crane to the LADOL quayside. This delivery has transformed the LADOL facility into a heavy lift terminal, Mammoet said.
The Dutch company installed the crane in May. The MTC 15 is the largest shore crane in the region. It can lift up to 600 tonnes. Using the crane, companies can lift equipment on and off the quay from non-geared vessels.
The MTC 15 can move items such as “columns, vessels, reels, engines and many other project cargoes”, the company said.
Mammoet also said it had mobilised a 250 tonne crawler crane for LADOL.
“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,” said LADOL’s executive director Jide Jadesimi.
He said it would attract “general fabrication and complex construction jobs that are in increasing demand … across the sub-region”.
Commenting on the partnership, Mammoet Middle East and Africa’s commercial director Michel Bunnik said the combination of the crane and LADOL’s 200 metre quay, with 8.5 metre draft, meant the facility “can now be considered as a fully independent heavy lifting terminal.
“It can support the largest industrial projects in the world, solving cargo handling and logistics pains of project owners, EPCs and freight forwarders, as they can get heavier loads in and out of Lagos more efficiently than they could before.”
LADOL played a key role in constructing topsides for the Egina vessel, in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).