Global leader in pre-insulated piping and leak detection systems for oil and gas MFRI, has announced that its Perma-Pipe subsidiary has formed a consortium with Danish company Logstor to bid the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.
The EACOP project a 1450 Km (900 mile) long heavy crude oil pipeline from the Lake Albert Basin in Uganda to the Tanga port in Tanzania being developed by French oil company Total E&P, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and London-based Tullow Oil is 24 inches in diameter, and is electrically heat traced.
According to MFRI CEO David Mansfield the consortium hopes to take advantage of their combined fabrication, engineering and material science expertise.
“We are very excited by this opportunity to join forces with Logstor to bid what will be the longest insulated and heat traced pipeline in the world. We believe that the combined experience and expertise of our two organizations can bring significant value to the various EACOP stakeholders,” he said.
To date Gulf Interstate Engineering has been awarded the contract to design the Uganda Tanzania crude oil pipeline with the task of coming up with the pipeline specifications, the project execution plan, implementation schedule as well as bid documents for 1,445 km $3.55 billion pipeline
Both Tanzania and Uganda have agreed that the1450 Km (900 mile) long heavy crude oil pipeline will be built by multiple contractors in a bid to speed up the project with suggestions the project be awarded to up to 6 contractors that would see the pipeline in place within 12 months.