Kenya to construct pipeline that pumps 2.6 million liters per hour
18 February 2015, 15:18
Mombasa - Kenya Pipeline regional manager, Evans Kangaya has revealed that there are plans to oversee the completion of the Kipevu petroleum storage facility and a pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi that will be transporting 2.6 million liters of oil per hour.
Speaking to the press at a security meeting Mombasa, Kangaya said Kenya Pipeline is working on the project in line with the vision 2030 that is aimed at improving the transportation of petroleum products in Kenya.
“The construction tenders have already been awarded,” said Kangaya.
He said their main concern is safety and timely delivery of their customers’ products to their destinations across the east African region, adding that they are working with the security team to ensure they attain the highest standards possible.
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Kangaya revealed that the new Kipevu storage facility will be able to serve the whole of east Africa region. Its construction is set to be completed between 2022 and 2024.
The regional manager said the company has initiated talks to negotiate the compensation policy for those affected by the kipevu constructions.
“Those affected by the project will be compensated in time. At the moment, we are initiating the process of dialogue and soon all those affected will be resettled,” said Kangaya.
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