LADOL is a sustainable industrial free zone, built on a secure island inside Apapa Port in Lagos, Nigeria. This Special Economic Zone is ideally located and developed to handle the largest industrial projects in the world. From inception, the plan has been to create tens of thousands of jobs, foster technology transfer and help make Nigeria the hub for West Africa – through long-term strategic private sector investment in infrastructure, facilities and people.
US$500 million has been invested in LADOL over the past 17 years turning what was a swamp into a world-class facility. The Free Zone is on course to create 50,000 direct and indirect jobs in Nigeria.
The Free Zone has transformed the local petroleum sector, halving the cost of deep offshore exploration and production support and development, making Nigeria an attractive investment destination, despite the low oil price. Now the developers are focused on supporting a wide range of industrial projects.