The New Kipevu Oil and Gas Terminal will increase the capacity of handling imported oil and gas at Mombasa ports. The facility will have a capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes and handle over 4 vessels at a time.
More so, the New Kipevu Oil and Gas Terminal will have a Liquid Petroleum Gas line. Thereby, increasing the supply of Liquid Petroleum Gas in Kenya. The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) estimates that the new facility will be complete by August 2021 at a cost of Ksh. 40 Billion. China Communications Construction Company is developing this project, and will feature both subsea and land-based pipelines connecting the terminal to storage facilities in Kipevu.
“Mombasa port currently has only two oil terminals that are not able to handle the increasing quantities of imported oil and gas. The Kipevu Oil Terminal will supplement the two facilities at Shimanzi and the old Kipevu terminal,” – Daniel Manduku, Managing Director at Kenya Port Authority
In essence, the construction of the oil terminal is part of expansion programme to secure Kenya’s energy needs.
The new Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT) is expected to breathe new life to a terminal that has existed for over 50 years. The KOT will have a capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes and handle over 4 vessels at a time. #GoKDelivers ^LC pic.twitter.com/xx2C0eW92e
— PDU Delivery (@PDUDelivery) June 24, 2020