Construction of 2nd Niger Bridge  geared  towards creating new markets  says B & Q Dredging



Construction of 2nd Niger Bridge  targeted  to create new market  says , B & Q Dredging


B & Q Dredging Limited has stated that  the success recorded by the company in its operations in the Second Niger Bridge project in Anambra/Delta state, Elegushi, and Eletu axis  will  create a new  phase  in Nigeria’s commercial center Lagos.


The firm said  the operations is creating an  expansion into newer markets.


According to B &Q “Its expertise and capacity built over the years and encouraged by local content laws has made it the preferred dredging company among the foreign and indigenous dredging companies in the country.


It disclosed that “ some of the national economic projects it undertakes come from referrals made by satisfied clients.


The company’s operation manager James Okeati, speaking  at the first edition of  Nestoil Group Media roundtable in 2022, revealed that  B & Q Dredging Limited  is  focused as a member of Nestoil Group.

Okeati  noted that  the dredging firm’s contribution is targeted towards  creating a new viable city that will expand the country’s revenue base with the land reclamation projects in Elegushi – completed six months ahead of schedule – and Eletu.


He pledged  that the ongoing three-year project they  intend  to complete ahead of schedule with its massive investments. Upon completion of the land reclamation, Eletu will be similar to the Eko Atlantic project, he added.


He said ,  Elegushi land reclamation project had came from the referral gotten from the excellent execution of their lot, six months ahead of schedule in the 2nd Niger Bridge construction, one of the most important infrastructure projects that will connect the most economically active regions of Nigeria.


Speaking further on the advantage of Pirat-X, he said it can dredge and transport up to 2,500 cubic meters of soil-water mixture per hour, over a distance of 6km without any external booster and is equipped with a Christmas Tree arrangement, which enables it to work in offshore facilities and platforms.


He further noted  that Pirat-X has a great advantage for large land reclamations, long-range sand delivery, and offshore trenching and dredging. In the field, it is continuously monitored and evaluated with underwater viewing equipment in combination with a DGPS system, mixture density, and speed measuring system.



In his words ‘’The ability to preserve the environment is a part of our success story as all activities are undertaken to ensure the sustenance of the environment’’, he enthused.


‘’Safety is also a priority for us as we subject ourselves to various local and international standards. We became ISO 45001 certified in 2017/2018, therefore making B&Q one of the first companies to be certified, and during our operations, regulators are always welcome to observe the process as we ensure our processes are HSE compliant’’, he stated.


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