Kenya to start constructing a crude oil and refined fuel jetty
Kenya will commence construction of a new offshore crude oil and refined fuel jetty in October this year, the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has announced.
The new jetty is anticipated to increase efficiency in delivery of refined fuel imported for Kenya’s domestic use and exported to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern DRC.
KPA head of procurement Yobesh Oyaro said that Denmark-based Niras will supervise construction of the new terminal.
KPA plans to build the jetty near Dongo Kundu from October 2016 to December 2019 to handle bigger tankers and will relocate the existing Kipevu Oil Terminal from Port Reitz to an offshore site.
This will enable offloading of tankers with a capacity of 170,000 tonnes and improve the efficiency of the port thereby helping to meet the region’s growing demand for refined oil products.
The new island terminal will have four berths capable of facilitating import and export of crude oil, heavy fuel oil, dual purpose kerosene, diesel and petrol and is projected to make Mombasa Sea port a major trading hub.
The terminal will also comprise of a crude oil pipeline that will connect it to the Changamwe-based Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL).
Kenya Ports Authority is a state corporation responsible for maintaining, operating, improving and regulating all scheduled seaports on the Indian Ocean coastline of Kenya.