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Not to be confused with the Lapsett pipeline (Lamu to oilfields in Northern Kenya).
This pipeline seeks to replace the existing line Mombasa - Nairobi constructed in 1973 which has 30-year life span (thus expired 11 years ago).

- 450-kilometer, 20-in.-dia pipeline will be laid alongside the current pipeline
- $490-million
- project is expected to be completed in 18 months
- fiber-optic cable along the project’s route
- new pump stations at Changamwe, Maungu, Mtito Andei and Sultan Hamud
- two booster pumps at Kipevu, near Mombasa.

Zakhem International (same company that build the old pipeline) has been awarded the tender, but there are disgruntled parties. Projected breaking ground ceremony '8th August' though i would not bet my loose change on this:nuts:
 

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: Nairobi-Mombasa petroleum pipeline set for rehabilitation



The 450km Nairobi-Mombasa petroleum pipeline, which was built in 1976, is set for rehabilitation after an audit revealed immense shortcomings that are compromising safety and performance.

The aging pipeline has in the past, experienced raptures, hence compromising on reliability of movement of petroleum products from Mombasa to Nairobi.

“The latest in-line inspection of the pipeline using the magnetic flux leakage technique shows the pipeline has suffered both internal and external metal loss defects that should be repaired in order to maintain the pipeline’s structural integrity for safe operation,” Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) said. KPC is seeking a contractor to carry out major repair works on the pipeline.

The audit reveals that, other than raptures, the 14-inch petroleum pipeline is experiencing massive corrosion in some sections, which has been causing partial blockages and weakening seams on the pipeline.

According to KPC, rehabilitation of the petroleum pipeline will involve repairing of Line 1 so as to restore reliability of the pipeline as well as ensure operational safety. The repairing process will be done in a careful manner to avoid any kind of disruptions in the current transportation of petroleum products from the Coastal region.

“The contractor shall plan his welding works to coincide with the availability of distillate product as per product schedule,” KPC said.

The Kenyan Government however plans to build a new pipeline which will complement and eventually replace the existing one, and recently awarded the tender to Lebanon’s company Zakhem International
 

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It's U/C.. Completely forgot about this project. Very nice and comprehensive video showing the ongoing works of the new oil pipeline.​
Good stuff. Totally lost track of this one. Last I heard was during the contract award battles. Zakem seems like they are doing a good job. Opening themselves up for scrutiny through the video is good, means they are 'not hiding too' much stuff out there.
 

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This refined oil products pipeline should be extended to Taveta, Busia, Malaba, Nakodok, Moyale and Garissa. That is how we would win the competition to serve the hinterland. Similarly, we should have perfect roadways going to all these cities/towns. And the railway lines should follow them too. If we can achieve these, no neighbor will ever come close to the chunk of business we will attract, and it will always be there. The crude pipeline should go to Nakodok too and branch out to the Uganda border at Lokichar. I'm sure this strategy would win any competition.
 

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This refined oil products pipeline should be extended to Taveta, Busia, Malaba, Nakodok, Moyale and Garissa. That is how we would win the competition to serve the hinterland. Similarly, we should have perfect roadways going to all these cities/towns. And the railway lines should follow them too. If we can achieve these, no neighbor will ever come close to the chunk of business we will attract, and it will always be there. The crude pipeline should go to Nakodok too and branch out to the Uganda border at Lokichar. I'm sure this strategy would win any competition.
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One thing about you. You always think grand. A true nationalist.
We are all well, if and only, if all parts of the country are doing well, not when Nairobi and areas around it are and the rest of the country aren't. Spreading equal opportunity to all is one way to get everyone moving upward and doing better. Infrastructure is one sure way to spread that opportunity, facilitating creation of small businesses that employ millions of Kenyans across the country.
 

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What happens to this when crude from Turkana start flowing through to Lamu?


Good question mkuu! I think that if they get to build a refinery at Lamu, they should build a refined products pipeline to Mombasa to join it to the current one to transport back refined products.
 

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I think Kenya should have a network of pipeline to the four corners of the country at the very least. The Nairobi - Mombasa along with the LAPSSET Pipeline is a good start. It'd be nice to see the NRB-MSA line go all the way to the west. So, instead of one pipeline replacing another, it should supplement it. This could potentially slash down oil transportation by road by a big chunk! Just my 2 cents.
 

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Kenya Pipeline new oil jetty in Kisumu to boost output by 1Mn litres

The move has set the pace for the construction of the jetty that is expected to begin in March 2017 and will take six months The construction of the oil jetty is expected to safely transportation of petroleum product through Lake Victoria to the neighbouring countries giving the country a competitive edge in the region as the leading oil transporter.

The Jetty is expected to boost throughput in Kisumu by one million litres a year in phase 1 and up to 3 million litres per year by 2028.

KPC’s Managing Director, Joe Sang said the Sinendet-Kisumu Pipeline (Line 6) operationalized in April 2016 now ensures ample petroleum product volumes is available in the Western Kenya region and the export market of Uganda, Eastern DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, and Northern Tanzania.

“Construction of the Jetty is now commercially feasible following completion of Line 6 which has increased product flow to Kisumu depot by 350,000 litres per hour from the previous 110,000 litres per hour,” said Sang.

According to Sang said the new line will turn Kisumu into a focal point of oil and gas commerce in the region through safe transportation of fuel across the lake using properly certified barges and ships.

“The Target market is around the lake and expanding the export market into Uganda and mines in northern Tanzania. The jetty will also create integrated marine fuel transportation in the region making it more efficient and commercially viable and reduce transportation costs for the oil marketing companies,” Sang noted.
read more http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2017/01/kenya-pipeline-new-oil-jetty-kisumu-boost-output-1mn-litres/
 
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