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African Circle invests $43m to reduce ship pollution in Lagos

By Ifeyinwa Obi
African Cycle Pollution Management Limited has expended not less than $43 million in a determination to reduce ship pollution and cargo residue on the nation’s waters to create cleaner sea for shipping operation in Nigeria.

Already two of its four brand new vessels slated to do the jobs have berthed  in Lagos
Vanguard  was reliably informed  that the  Federal Government would commission ultra modern waste reception ,storage  and processing at the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone in September this year.

In addition the company is planning to invest another $25m over the next three years to meet the needs of the nation in compliance with our international commitments.

Its Managing Director, Mr Emmanuel Ayodele explained that the company had already installed G-Force Waste Oil processing plant and developed land for Waste Reception end Processing Facility at the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone.

He added that two High Burn Techtrol Incinerators had been installed with scrubbers.Ayodele listed achievement by the company between 2008 and 2009 as including: four Marpol Waste Recovery vessels with added functionality of solid waste/garbage collection and first tier oil spill response, installation of piles and supports for the 4 X 28O liters tank farm for holding oil waste at Snake Island, four tanks at the tank farms.

Others are Drum Washing and Crushing Machine for metal drums,  Drum Sawing Machine for plastic drums, hazardous waster sorting area, commissioned 15 5 tori Solid Waste collection trucks,  signed Technical Joint Venture Agreements with Mavi Deniz and Environmental Protection Services of Istanbul Turkey for support on Oil Spill Response and Environmental Services.

He noted that the company had signed Technical Joint Venture Agreements with Basarangemi Shipping Building and Repairs of Istanbul Turkey for ship building support.

He said: “We have installed Automated Control systems for Tanks, Piping and G-Force plant, purchase and install Solid Waste 8 Man sorting system with Magnet Metal Recovery Systems with specially designed hoppers, 5OOKVA Power system,  2 sets of Compactors for Paper, Plastics and Metals, a plastic granulating machine Sewage Treatment Plant (2QQ,QQQ liters per day Capacity), 9   Install 4 Floating Hoses on Reels for import and Export of Oil/Oil Waste at Snake Island.

It would recalled that the Nigeria Ports Authority in 2004, as part of the Federal Government Public Private Partnership Initiative, signed a Built, Operate and Transfer (BOT) contract with African Circle Pollution Management Limited (ACPML) for the establishment and Management of MARPOL Port Reception Facilities and for the Management of ship generated waste and cargo residue at the four Navigational districts of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri and Calabar as required by MARPOL 73/78.

The company which is a company incorporated in Nigeria with the main aim of becoming the pioneer and Leader in comprehensive waste management for the oil and gas industries of Sub Saharan Africa by providing the necessary equipment systems and trained personnel to achieve this while delivering the best and most efficient solutions for marine, oil and gas production and shipboard waste disposal.

The African cycle has expended not less than $43 million in a determination to create cleaner sea for shipping operation in Nigeria.
Two, out of the four brand new vessels slated to do the jobs are already in Lagos, just as the  Federal Government sets to commission the outfit in September this year.

“We forward some of the details to enable you know how far the African Circle POLLUTION MANAGEMENT LIMITED MARPOL STATUS REPORT OCTOBER 2004 JUNE 2009

In 2004, the Nigeria Ports Authority, as part of the Federal Government Public Private Partnership Initiative, signed a BOT Contract with African Circle Pollution Management Limited (ACPML) for the establishment and Management of MARPOL Port Reception Facilities and for the Management of ship generated waste and cargo residue at the four Navigational districts of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri and Calabar as required by MARPOL 73/78.

ACPML is a company incorporated in Nigeria with the main aim of becoming the pioneer and Leader in comprehensive waste management for the oil and gas industries of Sub Saharan Africa by providing the necessary equipment systems and trained personnel to achieve this while delivering the best and most efficient solutions for marine, oil and gas production and shipboard waste disposal”.


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