LAMU PORTManda Bay, Lamu County

Lamu Port (1st 3 Berths)

Location:            Lamu County

Cost:                  480M USD$

Source of funds: Government of Kenya

Status:               1st Berth complete Beth 2 and 3 is at 70%

Cargo type:                        General

Berth 1 throughput  2020: 400,000.00 TEUs

Maximum depth:                17.5 M

Hinterland links:                Road

Main Markets:                      Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan

Milestones

    1. (Feasibility studies for Lamu Port and SEZ) carried out and completed in 2011)
    2. The contract for the construction of the 1st 3 berths was signed on the 1st of August 2014 with a Chinese EPC.
    3. Detailed Engineering Studies carried out for the 1st 3 berths which are now classified as a priority project for off-take of the rest of the project components.
    4. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment study completed and approved by the National Environmental Management Authority in 2014
    5. Construction completed at the Port site for the following preliminary facilities: LAPSSET Plaza (Port Headquarters), Port Police station, Electric Power connection to the national grid, and water supply to the port.
    6. Port Housing for management and security is still under construction with an estimated completion rate of 70%
    7. The Authority has procured the services of a Transaction Adviser to package the Lamu Port for Investments.
    8. Dredging began in October 2016 and is currently ongoing.

Current Status

  1. Construction of the 1st three Berths are complete.
  2. Operationalization of Lamu Port is underway, in compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s set of security measures for Ships and Ports (ISPS code), and Marine Pollution Conventions.
  3. International Market sounding for Lamu port is ongoing.

milestones

  1. Feasibility studies for Lamu Port and SEZ carried out and completed in 2011
  2. The contract for the construction of the 1st 3 berths was signed on the 1st of August 2014 with a Chinese EPC.
  3. Detailed Engineering Studies carried out for the 1st 3 berths which are now classified as a priority project for off-take of the rest of the project components.
  4. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment study completed and approved by the National Environmental Management Authority in 2014
  5. The Authority has procured the services of a Transaction Adviser to package the Lamu Port for Investments.
  6. Dredging began in October 2016 and is currently ongoing.
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