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MoE – Hoima Oil Refinery – Western Region - Project Profile

MoE – Hoima Oil Refinery – Western Region - Project Profile


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The Ministry of Energy (MoE), Uganda is planning to undertake the construction of Buseruka Oil Refinery project at Kabaale parish, Buseruka in Western Region, Uganda.

The project involves the construction of an oil refinery with a capacity of 60,000 barrels per day. It will be implemented in two phases of 30,000 barrels per day each.

The project includes the development of crude oil, 1,400km pipeline and product storage facilities on site, the laying of 250km product pipeline to a terminal in Buloba, about 15km West of Kampala, the construction of power and steam generation plant, hydro-treater and catalytic reformer (CCR) units and the installation of grassroot vacuum flash, distillation unit and visbreaker.

The feasibility study for the project was carried out by Foster Wheeler Energy Limited. In May 2012, the Resettlement Action Plan to compensate the land acquired from the farmers for the purpose of project implementation was initiated and was concluded in July 2012.

Taylor-DeJongh was appointed as the lead advisor and Eversheds as the legal advisor for the project.

In October 2013, the government issued request for qualification (RFQ) to build and operate the project and the investor will also be responsible to take up a 60% stake in the project.

In December 2013, five consortia, each led by China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, Petrofac, RT–Global Resources, Vitol SA and SK Energy, and an individual firm Marubeni Corporation, were shortlisted for the project. The five consortia are:

1. China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) led consortium includes Wuhan Petrochemical Engineering Design Company Limited, China Petroleum Jilin Chemical Engineering and Construction Company Limited and Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group Company Limited.

2. Petrofac led Consortium includes Haldor Topsoes, Glencore Xstrata Plc and Springwood Capital LLP.

3. RT Global Resources, a subsidiary of Rostec led consortium includes Telconet Capital Ltd Partnership, VTB Capital PLC, Tatneft JSC and GS Engineering & Construction Corporation.

4. Vitol SA led consortium includes Samsung C&T.

5. SK Energy-led consortium includes SK Engineering and Construction.

On May 30, 2014, the main tenders were issued for the project.

On June 24, 2014, MoE selected two bidders from international companies bidding to proceed for the final phase of the bidding process. The two bidders are the consortia led by South Korea’s SK Group and Russia’s RT Global Resources.

On February 17, 2015, RT Global Resources consortium was appointed as the developer and investor for the project.

In June 2015, the environmental baseline study has been concluded.

Eight companies/consortia were participated in the tender for Build-Operate contract. Companies include SNC Lavalin of Canada, Yatra Ventures LLC, Apro, Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group, Spain’s Profundo, Bantu Energy, a Canadian and Ugandan consortium, as well as Italy’s Maire Tecnimot.

In April 2017, four companies/consortia were shortlisted by the ministry, which includes SNC Lavalin, Yatra Ventures LLC, Apro, and IESCO.

In August 2017, MoE signed a preliminary agreement with Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium for Build-Operate contract. The consortium includes U.S.-Italian-Indian companies; General Electric, Saipem SpA, Yaatra Ventures LLC and Intracontinent Asset Holdings Ltd. The Project Framework Agreement (PFA) is notyet signed.

The signing of the PFA will pave the way for commencement of Pre-Final Investment Decision (FID) activities such as Front End Engineering and Design (FEED), Project Capital and Investment Costs Estimations (PCE), Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), among others.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.Scope

The project involves the construction of an oil refinery with a capacity of 60,000 barrels per day at Kabaale parish, Buseruka in Hoima, Western Region, Uganda.

The US$4,000 million project includes the following:

1. Laying of a 250km product pipeline

2. Construction of a power/steam generation plant

3. Construction of hydrotreater and catalytic reformer (CCR) units

4. Installation of a grassroot vacuum flash

5. Installation of a distillation unit

6. Installation of a visbreaker

7. Construction of related facilitiesReasons To Buy

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