IBOM Deep Seaport Preferred Bidder Announced
PowerChina International Group Limited Consortium (Bolloré- PowerChina Consortium) has emerged the preferred bidder for the Ibom Deep Seaport Project (IDSP) in Nigeria.
This selection followed an evaluation process conducted by the Evaluation Committee, convened by the IDSP Ministerial Project Development and Steering Committee (MPDSC), on competing bids received in response to the IDSP Request for Proposal (RFP). China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. emerged as the reserved bidder.
Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said: “The AKSG is unwavering in its determination and will work in tandem with the FMOT and NPA to realize the IDSP. Upon its completion, the IDSP is poised to bring smart, world class port handling capacity to the doorsteps of Akwa Ibom State and to serve the cargo handling demand of the West and Central African countries, States in the South South as well as South East regions of Nigeria.
“We are confident that the IDSP will be pivotal to the economic development of the State and the surrounding regions.”
The IDSP project, located in the south east of Akwa Ibom State, has now been approved to proceed to the next stage of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) procurement process which is negotiation with the preferred bidder with the aim of working out the investment and concession details.
Bolloré Africa Logistics is a part of French-based Bolloré Transport & Logistics (Bolloré). Bolloré is a global port operator with 18 container terminal concessions (in Europe, Africa, India, Asia and the Americas).
PowerChina International Group Limited is the international business headquarters and the core business centre of Power Construction Corporation of China.
Source: Port Strategy