Nigeria Limited, a company registered in Nigeria, has taken on the responsibility of relocating the Modular Floating Dock belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The dock is being moved from the Naval Dockyard to the Dolphine Jetty at the NPA Dockyard, which was previously known as the Continental Shipyard.
In discussions held this week, Mr. Danny Fuchs engaged with NIMASA’s management to delve into the intricacies of the relocation process.
The Modular Floating Dock will find its new home at the Dolphine Jetty, a site leased to the Agency by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Emphasizing their dedication, Danny conveyed the commitment of Melsmore Marine Nigeria Limited to successfully execute the project of relocating the Modular Floating Dock.
“Our job is to move the Modular Floating Dock from the present location to the waterfront of the Dolphine Jetty at Apapa. THSD SEA LION which occupied the leased area at the water front have vacated the jetty now. We have a commercial understanding with NIMASA on how to execute this project. We have submitted a feasibility study taking note of the Mooring system required to anchor the Modular Floating Dock at the Dolphine Jetty. The Mooring System supplied by the Manufacturers of the Modular Floating Dock is made up of two steel piles of 36 meters Length, 2 meters in Diameter and a weight of roughly 48 Tonnes each. These massive piles need to be driven about 20 meters into the Seabed. We will bring our expertise to bear in carrying out this project. We also hope to invite the manufacturers, Damen Shipyard to join forces in achieving this relocation project. We will work with Damen Shipyard to ensure the Modular Floating Dock is Seaworthy before the relocation. This is to Commission the Modular Floating Dock before relocation”. He said.
When speaking to Melsmore officials, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, highlighted the importance of reevaluating the action plan based on current circumstances.
He stressed the inclusion of specific achievable goals, as well as clearly defined timelines and key performance indicators.
“Nigerians eagerly await the deployment of the Modular Floating Dock. This is a national asset, which has potentials to boost maritime trade, create jobs, develop skills, by providing training avenues to various maritime training institutions in Nigeria, while also attracting foreign investment and preventing capital flight, thereby generating revenue. We hope to have students from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria and the Maritime University Okerenkoko amongst other maritime institutions come for practical time”, the DG said.