From left: General Manager Mammoet West Africa, Harmen Tiddens and LADOL’s Executive Director Business Development, Jide Jadesimi, shortly after the official signing of the agreement.

Nigerian Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base LADOL has commenced a strategic partnership agreement with Mammoet, the global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport.

The partnership is aimed at expanding LADOL’s capacity for project cargo handling and logistics for industrial sectors in West Africa. It will also enable LADOL to utilise Mammoet’s crane fleet and project management services to provide clients with more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.

Under this partnership, Mammoet will supply LADOL with its heavy lift terminal crane – MTC, which turns any quay 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. The crane will be installed at the LADOL quayside before the end of January 2020 and will be the biggest installed shore crane of its kind in the region. In addition to the MTC 15, Mammoet will mobilise a 250-tonne crawler crane to support LADOLl’s quayside operations.

Speaking on the partnership, General Manager of Mammoet West Africa, Harmen Tiddens, said: “We are honoured and excited to partner 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.”

Meanwhile, LADOL’s Executive Director, Business Development, Mr. Jide Jadesimi, who also commented on the new deal: 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.”