Nigeria is the largest oil and gas producer in Africa and yet 98% of the its Oil platforms, Rigs, FPSO's, LNG tankers, Bunkering Ships, Crude Oil Vessels are not built or maintained in the country.
This is because the country does not have the infrastructure to carry out massive engineering fabrication construction at that scale. The facilities at NigerDock, TinCan, Apapa Wharfs are like a pin in the ocean when you compare them to International facilities like the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard Qatar, ACU Shipyard of Sao Joao
da Barra, Brazil currently under construction, DDW Dry Docks World of Dubai and other numerous facilities scattered all over Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East.
I am proposing that Nigeria need at least two of these Super-shipyards that can fabricate anything from Massive oil rigs, Steel or Concrete, Oil Platforms, FLNG Floating Liquefied
Natural Gas Vessels, FPSO's, LNG Tankers, Crude Oil Tankers, Suspended Bridge Sections, Submerged Tunnel Sections, Ro-Ro's, Container Ships etc.
I have attached a sketch of what I propose that will consist of a large protected dock that have several large dry docks capable of fabricating the largest ships in the world, large assembly platforms where massive rigs can be fabricated before being floated away.
This facility will also have deep water docks that can handle ships of any size and cranes that have the ability to carry
out such immense tasks.. It will also have a multi-track freight train line to the facility as well as a multi lane express-way leading to it. It will also have its own airport and new city. In the second phase the heavy industry industrial estate will be expected to take off after a couple of years of this project being finished.