Our History

We have a proud legacy of pioneering significant maritime and offshore deep water projects

Since our inception, we have contributed to Nigeria’s industrialisation through large-scale offshore projects, marine support, shipbuilding, and more.

Our investment in education and growing talent is intentional and long-term. Through our in-house Training Centre within the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, we are enabling capacity building. Through the years, we have trained over 6,000 people in project management, quality, occupational health & safety, welding, fitting, painting & coating, machining, lifting, and rigging and scaffolding.

Nigerdock was established in 1986 by the Nigerian Federal Government, with World Bank funding. In 1988, this was followed up by the government’s recognition of it being the most modern technical undertaking.


Nigerdock was awarded a 99-year lease by the Federal Government, from 1992 to 2091.


Nigerdock went through a transition phase, from the public sector to the private sector under the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Sequel to its privatisation, Nigerdock was acquired by the Jagal Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with diverse interests across different industries including, maritime, energy and technological sectors. Nigerdock continues to function independently with Jagal Group as its parent company.

The Bonga Deepwater Buoy Project was awarded to Nigerdock, for the fabrication of a deepwater single-point mooring buoy (SPM).


Nigerdock played a crucial role in the successful construction and launch of the first deepwater buoy constructed domestically, as it marked a significant achievement in Nigeria's history of oil and gas deepwater development.

We were awarded the ExxonMobil Erha project for fabrication, integration of the turn-table platform, and pre-mechanical completion

The Shell Bonga FPSO vessel which had a hull length of 305 metres and 22,000 tons of topsides, came to life as the result of a strategic alliance between Nigerdock, Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, and SNEPCo (Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company), The project was commissioned in 2005.


Nigerdock was awarded Free Zone and Port Status by the Presidency. This granted the company 250 hectares of land designated as a Free Trade Zone and for Port Development. This led to the establishment of the Snake Island Integrated Free Trade Zone (SIIFZ).

Nigerdock received the Chevron Escravos Gas Project Phase 3A (EGP3A) contract fabricating the Meji and Okan Platforms. The project entailed fabricating the two offshore platforms, modifying the floating, storage, and offloading (FSO) unit, building an onshore gas treatment plant, and expanding existing facilities.


In 2006, we began work on the Total Upstream Akpo Deepwater Buoy, consisting of fabrication engineering, electrical engineering, and more.

The Chevron (Star Deep Water Petroleum) Agbami Buoy project was awarded to Nigerdock, where we provided solutions ranging from fabrication, engineering, materials procurement, testing, inspection, pre-mechanical completion, electrical instrumentation, and load out.


We were awarded the project to fabricate 7,500 tons of structural steel components for integration into the Total Usan FPSO.

Nigerdock was awarded the procurement and fabrication project for the Abang and Itut well platforms by Mobil (MPN) in a joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) as part of the Satellite Field Development Project Phase 1 in OMLs 67 and 70. This was the first project of its complexity to be executed in Nigeria.


Transocean, Nigerdock, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and the Nigerian Content Division worked together to undertake yet another pioneering project that involved the maintenance and refurbishment of the enormous jack-up rig known as the Adriatic VIII, which later proved to be the first of its kind to dock alongside any facility in Nigeria.


In recognition of our fabrication solutions, we were awarded ‘Outstanding Indigenous Structural Fabricator’ in Nigerian oil and gas by the Institute of Government Research and Leadership Technology (IGRLT).


We successfully delivered the first Living Quarter Module for the OFON Phase 2 Project and built first in-Country largest and heaviest topside JACKET (MEREN GGCP)


We built the largest and heaviest topside JACKET (SONAM NWP), ever built in-country and designed and built 2 Bridges and 2 Topsides Jackets for the OFON Project, under an EPCC Contract, being the first of a kind for a Nigerian company


We received approval from the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigeria Customs Service for direct shipping. Although the company has been known for its large-scale maritime and offshore deep-water projects, we have scaled up our efforts by expanding our port terminal operations, serving as a hub for strategic logistics and manufacturing businesses.


Nigerdock was registered by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as a Terminal Operator.


The company received Presidential and Customs approval and was gazetted to operate as a wharf within Apapa and Tin Can Ports in Lagos.


We were granted approval by the Nigerian Ports Authority to commence cargo handling operations. Nigerdock also received the appointment of Stevedores and Cargo Surveyors granted by the NPA (Nigerian Ports Authority).


We received approval from the Federal Government of Nigeria for the commencement and expansion of Snake Island Port.