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Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda (MEMD) and Government of Tanzania (GoT) are planning to undertake the construction of a crude oil pipeline from Kabaale in Uganda to Tanga port in Tanzania.
The project involves the construction of a 0.6m diameter, a 1,445km oil pipeline running through Kabaale, Kagera, Geita, Shinyanga, Tabora, and Singida to Tanga port carrying 216,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
The project includes the construction of mainline pumps, eight pump stations, a marine export terminal, access roads and, laying of 36 well pads, drilling of 400 wells and the installation of fiber optic cables; block valves and high voltage transmission lines.
NIRAS Gruppen A/S has been appointed as engineering design consultant.
In July 2016, Tullow Oil plc (TLW), Total SA (FP) and CNOOC Ltd (CNOOC) agreed to participate in the construction of the pipeline.
Subsequently, TLW, FP, and CNOOC, along with the governments of Tanzania and Uganda, serving as the stakeholders, announced plans to finalise drafting contracts to establish a company that would oversee implementation of the project, and that the company will be known as Pipeline Company (PIPECO).
Under the terms of the draft contract, PIPECO will be charged with seeking funds, procuring goods and services and operating the oil pipeline.
In November 2016, MEMD invited tenders for surveys of the pipeline route.
In December 2016, FEED contract was awarded to Gulf Interstate Engineering with a contract value of US$11 million.
The developers are in discussions to form a Special Purpose Vehicle (referred to as PIPECO), to construct, own and operate the project and to negotiate the Shareholder's Agreement, Project Financing Agreements and Transportation Agreement between shippers of oil from Tanga Port to the international market.
In January 2017, FEED works commenced on the project.
On August 7, 2017, ground breaking ceremony was held on the project.
Construction activities are scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2018 and slated for completion by 2020.
The project involves the construction of a 0.6m diameter, a 1,445km oil pipeline from Kabaale, in Uganda to Tanga port in Tanzania.
The US$3,500 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of mainline pumps
2. Construction of eight pump stations
3. Construction of access roads
4. Construction of a marine export terminal
5. Drilling of 400 wells
6. Installation of block valves
7. Installation of high voltage transmission lines