TANZANIA: East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Announces Delivery of First 100KM Line Pipe

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) announces the arrival at the port of Dar es Salaam of the first shipment of 100km of line pipe, signalling the initiation of the main construction phase for this cross-border pipeline project.  An event to mark the occasion was held today between EACOP’s Shareholders, at the storage yard operated by EACOP’s Tanzanian Logistics partner, SuperDoll.

EACOP  will  transport  crude  oil  from  the  Lake Albert  region  of  Uganda  to  the  Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga in Tanzania, where it can access world markets. The project represents a major inward investment in Uganda and Tanzania.

EACOP  is  focussed  on  ensuring  that  its  activities  adhere  to  the  most  stringent  social, environmental and safety standards.  The onward transportation of pipes to their point of use will be conducted using new, high specification, trucks and trailers.  The project has also invested in extensive driver training, focusing on defensive driving practices, route planning, and compliance with road regulations.

The best available technology has been incorporated for line pipe lifting operations. Vacuum lifting and ‘roborigging’ are employed to ensure that personnel are kept out of the ‘line of fire’ during lifting operations.

As the on the ground construction of this 1443km pipeline progresses, EACOP remains committed to delivering this project with the utmost responsibility, contributing to the sustainable growth and prosperity of East Africa.

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