A strategic storage hub is planned for the distribution of petroleum products in Tanzania and other East African countries.
The plans emerged following the commissioning of a storage terminal with 36 million litres of capacity by the Sahara Group in Tanzania.
The facility is located in Dar Es Alaam and will be operated by Sahara Tanzania. It has capacity of 18 million litres for automotive gas oil and 18 million litres for Premium Motor Spirit. It also has six loading arms for PMS and six loading arms for AGO.
Raymond Lusekelo, supply manager at the Petroleum Bulk Purchasing Agency, said at the official commissioning of the facility that the company entering the oil and gas sector in Tanzania was remarkable at a time when the administration of His Excellency John Magufuli was helping to drive significant investment in the sector.
Terminal manager Taofik Lawal added: ‘We bring smart solutions to energy needs by deploying the best possible technology as well as distribution and storage facilities that are world class. Our operations are guided by best international practice and we are passionate about total quality management and excellent service delivery.
‘The energy sector in Tanzania has the potential to be the best in East Africa. Key investments like the one we are witnessing today are required in infrastructure and technology to enhance value and drive excellence.’