|Photo Courtesy Of The New Kipevu Oil Terminal|
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Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT) is an offshore facility being constructed at the Port of Mombasa just opposite to the old Kipevu Oil Terminal.
Today the 6th of January, 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta while accompanied by the visiting Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Wang Yi are expected to inspect the project that is said to be less than one month before it's construction works comes to an end.
What You Need To Know About The New Kipevu Oil Terminal.
KOT is a multi-project whose construction works started on February, 2019 and is under construction by the China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) at a contract price of Kshs 40 billion.
The KOT's design is very unique; The project consist of one offshore inland terminal with 4 berths whose total length is 770m, one Work boat wharf for landing facilities.
Also, the new KOT has 5 sub-sea pipelines buried 26 meters under the seabed to allow for future dredging of the channel without interfering with the pipes.
Also, there are risers each dedicated to a separate Oil Product and six onshore pipelines separately connecting the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (KPRL) terminal and the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) tanks.
Once the new KOT is complete, it will have the ability to hold and offload large volumes of 4 vessels unlike the old one which served one vessel at a time. Also, it will have the ability to handle crude oil, heavy fuel oil and 3 types of white oil products which are DPK-aviation fuel, AGO-diesel and PMS petrol.
By the end of this month of January, it is said that the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) will officially hand offer the project to the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) for it's operations.
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