Eko Atlantic City SENL responds to reports of ocean surge

South Energyx Nigeria also stated that it has finished and protected 4.7 km of sea wall.

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South Energyx Nigeria Ltd (SENL), developers of the Eko Atlantic City, has issued a statement following reports of an ocean surge.

The company in a statement issued to Pulse, said: "We have been witnessing very strong ocean surges over the past two days, which is very normal this time of the year.

"We currently have 4.7 km of sea wall completely finished and protected.

"On top of this, we also have 1 km of sea wall that is currently under construction, and not completely protected.

"It is very normal for small portions of the uncompleted parts of the wall to be affected by these tidal surges, which happen a few times a year. In no way is this considered a breach of the wall.

"It is our standard procedure to simply wait for the surges to pass in order to do minor repairs and finish the complete protection of the wall.

"As you can notice, all the completed and protected parts of our sea wall have not been affected in any way. Our sea wall is designed to handle much worse storms than the ones we are witnessing today.

"It is also important to note that if it wasn’t for the Great Wall of Lagos, these waves would have hit and damaged the shores of Victoria Island.

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"Finally, we invite you to watch the video of our live scale model done in Copenhagen in 2009.

"The video clearly shows the protected and unprotected parts of the wall, which confirms what we witness during these ocean surges."

Eko Atlantic one of the world’s most advanced new cities, rapidly approaching towards completion.

See video of how the Eko Atlantic design tests were carried out below.