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MoEP/MEEM/MININFRA – Eldoret to Kigali Oil Products Pipeline – Kenya - Project Profile

MoEP/MEEM/MININFRA – Eldoret to Kigali Oil Products Pipeline – Kenya - Project Profile


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The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya (MoEP), The Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda (MEEM) and The Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda (MININFRA) are planning to construct an oil products pipeline running through Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

The project involves the construction of a 786km oil products pipeline, which is planned to be implemented in two phases.

The first phase includes the construction of a 352km pipeline (12 inch diameter) from Eldoret in Kenya to Kampala in Uganda. The second phase will include the construction of a 434km pipeline (14 inch diameter) from Kampala in Uganda to Kaigali in Rwanda.

The project also includes the construction of mainline pumps, intermediate pump stations, road or rail loading facilities, storage terminals at Kampala, Mbarara and Kigali and related infrastructure, and the laying of pipelines.

PROME Consultants Ltd has been appointed as feasibility study consultant for the first phase.

In December 2012, MoEP and MEEM invited expression of interest (EOI) from firms or consortia for pre-qualification to bid for the first phase of the project with January 30, 2013 as bids submission deadline.

In February 2013, 14 companies have expressed their interest for the first phase. They are National Oil Corporation of Kenya & Indian Oil Corporation, Punjloid Infrastructure Limited & Inpex Construction Limited (Japan), Capital star steel limited – combining Capital Africa Steel (Pty) Ltd (South Africa) & Seven Star Group (China), China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, a subsidiary of China Oil and Gas Pipeline Bureau, Eiffage SA (France ) & Consolidated Contractors Group, Turner and Townsend (which is building a Uganda Breweries plant in Mbarara), Oil India limited and Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited, Mota - Engil, Engenharia e Construção (Portugal), Oasis Consortium Group, Denys NV (Belgium),Alfaraa Jihind Consortium, Vitol SA (France), National Gas Company (Trinidad and Tobago), Orascom Construction Industries (Egypt).

In January 2014, Penspen Ltd was awarded an US$2 million feasibility study contract, which was concluded in August 2014.

In September 2014, the Governments invited fresh Expression of Interest (EOI) for pre-qualification from local and international contractors with September 30, 2014 as the submission deadline.

In November 2014, the International Finance Corporation accepted to partially fund the project.

In December 2014, eight firms were pre-qualified to build the pipeline. Punj Lloyd, Saipem SPA and Zakhem International were pre-qualified along with five Chinese firms namely, China Wu Yi Company, China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation, China Petroleum Technology and Development Corporation and the China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation.

In March 2015, pre-qualification process was completed for the selection of the contractor.

In July 2015, six companies were shortlisted for the development of the project. In December 2015, the project placed on hold, due to unfavorable market conditions.

In 2016, the feasibility study for construction of the refined products pipeline project had been completed.

MoEP, MEEM and MININFRA are in the process of securing funds for the project development and contractor is yet to be appointed.


The project involves the construction of a 786km an oil products pipeline to be built in two phases running through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

The US$1,500 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 352km pipeline from Eldoret to Kampala in the first phase

2. Construction of 434km pipeline from Kampala to Kaigali in the second phase

3. Construction of mainline pumps

4. Construction of intermediate pump stations

5. Construction of road or rail loading facilities

6. Construction of storage terminals at Kampala, Mbarara and KigaliReasons To Buy

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