Kenya to double oil handling capacity with new Kipevu terminal

Kenya to double oil handling capacity with new Kipevu terminal

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Kenya to double oil handling capacity with new Kipevu terminal

Thursday January 06 2022 fuel-pic

An oil tanker at Kipevu Oil Terminal in Mombasa in August 2019. Expenditure on fuel imports has shot up nearly by half. PHOTO | FILE | NMG

By ANTHONY KITIMO
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Summary

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to inspect the facility accompanied by Chinese State Councilor and minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and to conduct a dry run test.
  • The new oil terminal, which is financed by Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and constructed by China Communication Construction Company, can handle up to four vessels compared to the existing one that handles one vessel at a time.
  • The new terminal is an off-shore facility at the Mombasa port, opposite the existing Kipevu Oil Terminal.

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