In a bid to deliver a world-class, state-of-the-art port, the following partners have been carefully selected through a competitive bidding process.

China Harbour Engineering Company

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.(CHEC) was established in the 1980s. As a subsidiary of China Communication Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC), a Global Fortune 500 company, it explores the overseas market on behalf of CCCC. At present, CHEC’s more than 90 branches (subsidiaries) and representative offices around the world conduct business in over 100 countries and regions with more than 15,000 employees undertaking hundreds of international projects whose total contract amount it over USD 30 billion.

CHEC adheres to industry leading and actively promotes the overseas practice of investment, construction and operation covering the whole industrial chain in such fields as marine engineering, dredging and reclamation, roads and bridges, railways, airports, municipal works and environmental protection and complete plant.

CHEC injected US$221 million into LPLEL in March 2020 and became the company’s controlling shareholder.

Louis Berger International

Louis Berger is the Project Management Consultant for the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project.

Louis Berger is an Engineering News-Record top-20 ranked, global professional services corporation that helps clients solve their most complex infrastructure and development challenges.

  • Delivering major infrastructure redevelopment programs in highly populated, urban areas.
  • Constructing and rehabilitating critical infrastructure in fragile states and developing countries.
  • Fostering sustainable livelihoods and economic development worldwide.
  • Preserving and protecting the environment to ensure that future generations have access to clean air and water, fertile soil, open spaces and sustainable resources.
  • Preserving the aesthetic, environmental, historical and cultural integrity of national and historic landmarks around the world.

Founded in 1953, Louis Berger’s quality of work, integrity and commitment has built decades-long client relationships with local, state and federal governments; multilateral institutions; and other public and private entities. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Louis Berger prepared the Port Infrastructures Plan (basic Engineering and Design, Contractual Technical Requirements) and managed the EPC Contractor Selection Process.

Louis Berger handles contract management, design review as well as construction supervision and commissioning supervision.


CMA TERMINALS, including APL TERMINALS is another port operator in charge of the development, conception, construction, acquisition and operation of terminals, CMA TERMINALS is a fully owned CMA CGM subsidiary. Created in 2012, CMA Terminals handled over 8.5 million TEU in 2018.

CMA TERMINALS owns 33 terminals worldwide strategically placed in areas that complement those covered by TERMINAL LINK. As well as its strong global presence, CMA TERMINALS has made bold investments in niche markets including Marseille (France) Long Beach (USA), the French West Indies, Nigeria and Ukraine and in the fully automated Rotterdam World Gateway terminal in the Netherlands. The company also has dry ports strategically located in India, Algier, and Iraq and is currently exploring projects in Africa, South America, India and Europe. CMA TERMINALS is keen to take a look at any investment projects that may be in line with their ambition.