Nigerian company Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL), West Africa’s largest offshore rig and vessel repair base, has formed a strategic partnership with Dutch international heavy lift and haulage company Mammoet, aimed at expanding its project cargo handling and logistics capabilities for offshore oil and gas exploration and production companies operating in the region.
LADOL will call on Mammoet’s crane fleet and project management services to provide its clients with a wider range of services, while Mammoet will supply LADOL with one of its 600 tonne MTC 15 heavy lift terminal cranes, which offers a load moment equivalent to a 1,200 tonne crawler crane or a large floating sheerleg. The MTC 15 is said to be ideal for loading and offloading columns, vessels, reels, engines and other project cargo. The crane will be installed later this month and will be the biggest shore based crane of its kind in the region. In addition to the MTC 15, Mammoet will also base a 250 tonne crawler crane at the facility to support LADOL’s quayside operations.
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 fast, reliable and cost effective option in Lagos.”
LADOL’s business development director Jide Jadesimi added: “The establishment of a long term relationship between Mammoet and LADOL is an extremely exciting and significant development. This will massively increase local capacity, thereby attracting the general fabrication and complex construction jobs that are in increasing demand, not just in Nigeria but across the region.”