Firstco delivered a scheme design document, an asset tagging standard, and block diagrams providing an overview of each Control & Monitoring (C&M) System.
The designs represented the optimum combination of transport industry best practice and specific client requirements with respect to functionality, modularisation, constructability & maintainability. This ensured that the client could maximise the return on its huge investment and provide a world-class port facility.
Following its privatisation, APM Terminals Apapa Ltd (APMTAL) took over the operation of the Apapa Container Terminal, Lagos, which is the main gateway for Nigerian trade. It immediately announced plans for a major upgrade to the port’s facilities, including new infrastructure and equipment.
Scott Wilson was appointed by APMTAL to assist with the preparation of tender documents for the terminal’s development. Firstco were appointed by Scott Wilson as the sub-consultant specialising in C&M Systems. They were initially asked to undertake site surveys and scheme design and were also involved in the technical evaluation of tenders.
The scheme design, prepared by Firstco, outlined the requirements of the Container Terminal C&M Systems including:
The above systems utilised both optical fibre and copper cabling networks for communication, the requirements of which were also outlined.