Nigeran company Asiko Energy has begun construction of a dual LPG and LNG terminal in Ijora, Lagos State, Nigeria.
The terminal will be the first dual liquefied gas terminal in Nigeria, and is also the first land-based LNG receiving terminal in Africa. It will have a full containment LNG storage tank and 5,000 tonnes of LPG and propane storage. It will be able to receive, store and distribute LPG, propane, butane and LNG. The terminal will make LPG, which is a much cleaner domestic fuel than many currently in use, more easily accessible in Nigeria. It is also expected to help develop the country’s energy sector.
Felix Ekundayo, managing director of Asiko Energy, said at the groundbreaking ceremony that the project ‘is the culmination of many years of dedication and hard work by our company.’
India’s Optech Engneering is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company for the project, while ILF Engineers Nigeria will act as the project management company. Cozym Process Systems (pipeline) and AYF Development are also involved.
Asiko recently signed a contract with Nigeria LNG to distribute LNG in Nigeria making it the only company distributing LPG and LNG in the country.