Denmark-based NIRAS has been appointed as the consultant for a new oil terminal in Kenya’s Mombasa seaport.
Demand for larger pipeline and storage facilities is increasing in East Africa due to growing economies. The new facility will replace the 50-year-old existing oil terminal, which is suffering from decay, quadrupling the current capacity and easing the flow of imports.
The existing terminal has only one berth, accommodating carriers up to 100,000 DWT. The new terminal will accommodate four ships of 150,000 DWT each.
‘Port of Mombasa is a gateway for import and export not only to Kenya, but also to landlocked countries like Uganda, so the existing oil terminal is crucial for import of fuel to a big part of East Africa,’ says Daniel Amadi, head of projects development and management, Kenya Ports Authority.
NIRAS is involved in design, engineering and consultancy for large infrastructure projects, most of which are located outside of Denmark.