The Kenya Pipeline Company Limited (KPA) has called on interested bidders to “tender for the design, supply, construction, installation, testing, commissioning and handing over of additional white-oil storage tanks and accessories at Pump Station 10 (PS10 Nairobi terminal).This will be handled as an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)project.”
This according to an official at KPA who spoke to Kenya Engineer, has been triggered by the increasing demand for petroleum products in the region. Storage tanks will also be set up at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport so as to serve the expanding airport facility. The storage capacity in Nairobi currently stands at 100,580M3.
The tanks are scheduled to be ready and in operation by 2015 and KPA will fund the projects internally.KPA is also planning to give the Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline an overhaul by the year 2016.The Nairobi-Mombasa pipeline has been in operation for long and is not efficient enough to sustain the growing demand of petroleum products in the country.
The official also indicated that the government is working on plans to have the country’s oil-hub region, Turkana, ‘piped’ with a Lokichar-Lamu pipeline in the process. This is scheduled for 2017.
A site visit for bidders has been scheduled for 6th May at 10.00am at PS10 Nairobi terminal Industrial Area. A pre-tender conference shall be held shortly thereafter.