Kenya Pipe­line Cor­po­ra­tions’ new Mom­basa-nairobi line com­ing soon

The East African - - THE MARKET WHISPERER -

The new Nairobi-mom­basa 20-inch di­am­e­ter 450km pipe­line (line 5) — owned by the Kenya Pipe­line Cor­po­ra­tion — is likely to be com­mis­sioned in the fourth quar­ter (Oc­to­ber-de­cem­ber) of this year. The con­trac­tor, Zakhem In­ter­na­tional Con­struc­tion Ltd said that over 94 per cent of the work is com­plete on the Ksh48 bil­lion project. “The line 5 pipe­line project, which is also the coun­try’s sec­ond largest in­fras­truc­tural un­der­tak­ing, is now in the fi­nal phase of de­vel­op­ment and will be ready for com­mis­sion­ing by the end of this year,” Zakhem Ibrahim, the firm’s chief ex­ec­u­tive said last week. Zakhem In­ter­na­tional is re­spon­si­ble for pro­cure­ment, con­struc­tion and com­mis­sion­ing (PCC Con­tract) of the project. KPC is in the process of re­plac­ing the ex­ist­ing Mom­basa-nairobi pipe­line, that has been in op­er­a­tion for 38 years.

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