VTTI’s Kenyan terminal has received its largest cargo when the MT Hafnia Europe berthed at its terminal. The oil vessel berthed for oil discharge at the terminal in June. The 78,000 m3 cargo required almost all of the terminal’s capacity.The cargo was nominated for the terminal through the Kenya government-controlled Open Tender System (OTS), which is usually reserved for cargoes destined for government controlled facilities used by all oil marketing companies in Kenya.


VTTI Kenya is one of the largest and most modern facilities in East Africa. Established in July 2012, it offers 111,000 m³ of storage and is the only privately owned terminal to tie into the Kenya Pipeline in Mombasa. This takes product from Mombasa to Nairobi, and then on to Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu. Infrastructure in Western Kenya provides access to Ugandan markets and those of other land-locked countries further west.

The oil storage facility combines  new technology with automated tank gauging, automated tank valves, fire suppression systems, high tech security system with 22 surveillance cameras, cone bottom in all the tanks to drain water, tank high level alarms, and impervious tank containment systems. The facility is operated from a centralized control room using the latest in Terminal automation.

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