Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is set to start construction work for a new oil terminal in Mombasa from October 2016 to December 2019, and the state agency published a notice inviting bidders to apply for the project before April 29th.  As MediaMax informed, the project will involve the decommissioning of the existing Kipevu Oil Terminal and construction of an offshore jetty near Dongo Kundu.

The terminal will have a crude oil pipeline connecting it with the Changamwe-based Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd (KPRL), and  four other pipelines to pump heavy fuel oil, dual purpose kerosene, diesel, and petrol to the Kipevu storage facility that handles bulk imports, wrote The East African.

The call comes as the government is pushing ahead with the upgrade of the Kenya Petroleum Refineries to a storage facility in preparation for early crude oil production in June next year.