The Lekki Deep Sea Port was over 70% as of late October this year, its promoters have revealed. The project’s construction and development is being undertaken by Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL), a special purpose vehicle promoted by the Tolaram Group and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC).
CHEC injected US$221 million into LPLEL in March 2020 and became the company’s controlling shareholder with 52.5%. The remain shareholders are the Tolaram Group (22.5%), the Lagos State Government (20%) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (5%).
LPLEL was awarded the concession for 45 years by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis. Under the agreement, the company is required to develop, finance, build, operate and, at the end of the concession term, transfer the port to the NPA.
All major infrastructure components are over 50% complete including land side infrastructure (55.38%), the quay wall (74.13%), the breakwater (74.13%) and the dredging and reclamation works (82.19%). Upon completion, Lekki Port will have a total of 3 container berths, 1 dry bulk berth and 3 liquid berths.