Nigeria’s Lekki port project opts for Xbloc

Delta Marine Consultants (DMC) has signed an Xbloc licence agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company for the placement of Xblocs at the Lekki port project in Nigeria.

Designed to protect breakwaters and shores from waves, Xblocs of two cubic metres, three cubic metres and five cubic metres will be placed along the port’s 2.2-kilometre-long breakwater.

Slated for completion in 2019, Lekki Port will be a multi-purpose, deep sea port at the heart of the Lagos Free Trade Zone.

It will be the deepest sea port in sub-Saharan Africa with a draught depth of 16.5 metres.

Phase one of the project includes dredging, construction of the breakwater, deepening of the 6km navigation channel, a multi-purpose wharf, three wharfs that can accommodate 8,000TEU container ships, workboat berths, storage yards and retaining wall.

The container terminal will have a 1,200-metre-long quay, three container berths and a storage yard with more than 15,000 ground slots. 

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