Notore Chemical Industries Ltd, acquired the National fertilizer company of Nigeria (NAFCON) in 2005. The fertiliser plant is located adjacent to a dredged basin off the Notore River. The new owners wished to increase the production capacity of the plant and the size of vessels exporting bulk fertiliser shipments along the Notore River.
Beckett Rankine in association with Allott Nigeria were commissioned to survey the existing channel and provide a condition survey of the existing berth. Significant berth modifications and channel dredging were designed to cater for a range of large vessels.
A bathymetric survey was carried out for 6km of river and turning basin followed by design of a 17km channel in compliance with PIANC recommendations. Beckett Rankine and Allott Nigeria prepared cost estimates and documents for prequalification and tendering, and then supervised the work on site.