In view of redefining the future, we have taken adequate steps to bridge the supply chain infrastructural gaps in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry, by developing a world-class offshore intake facility at the Lekki Free Zone. This concept is set to revolutionize the entire value chain of the Nigerian Oil and gas sector. As market leaders, we have gone ahead to develop not one, but two systems along with the largest storage facility in Africa. The Single Point Mooring (SPM) with 23m water debt, 2x11km length of 24-inch pipes to the onshore terminal and bi-directional flow has the capacity to receive 40,000 – 150,000DWT vessels and discharge up to 100,000 MT of petroleum products within 48 hours. The Conventional Buoy Mooring (CBM) with 19m water depth, 2x8km length of 16-inch pipes to onshore terminal and bi-directional flow has the capacity to ensure safe berth to vessels of 5,000 to 60,000 DWT.
OFFSHORE INTAKE FACILITY
In addition, the facility is located within the Lekki Free Trade Zone, giving operators and users the advantage of numerous fiscal and economic incentives, including reduced waiting time, reduced lightering cost, economies of scale and the opportunity to explore the trading hub.
This facility will serve Nigeria, West Africa and the rest of Africa by trucking out via road to Nigerian Western markets, supplying other Nigerian coastal markets in the South and East by shipping to smaller jetty facilities in Warri, Port Harcourt and Calabar and re-exporting to the West African and African markets.
We are indeed poised to play the lead role as major providers of petroleum products supply chain infrastructure.