Staying true to a strategic partnership agreement signed in early January, Mammoet has supplied LADOL with the heavy lift terminal crane – Mammoet Terminal Crane, MTC 15, which has turned LADOL’s quayside into a heavy lift terminal.
A statement from the company disclosed that the partnership is aimed at expanding LADOL’s capacity for project cargo handling and logistics for industrial sectors in West Africa and enables LADOL to utilize Mammoet’s crane fleet, project cargo handling and heavy lifting expertise along with project management services to provide clients with more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.
With a load moment matching a 1,200-ton 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 many other project cargoes.
The crane was been installed at the LADOL quayside in May 2020 and is the biggest installed shore crane of its kind in the region.
Earlier in the year, Mammoet mobilized a 250-ton crawler crane in support of Ladol’s quayside operations.
“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 general fabrication and complex construction projects, which are increasing in frequency across the Sub Region, to Nigeria,” LADOL’s Executive Director Business Development, Jide Jadesimi disclosed.
LADOL is building the world’s first Sustainable Industrial Special Economic Zone (SSEZ). LADOL is using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to build a unique circular ecosystem, servicing a range of industries. The Zone was developed out of a disused swamp and has been operational since 2006.