Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and project management services, was assigned a contract by Petrozim Line (Pvt) Ltd. to handle the engineering, procurement services, construction and commissioning supervision of the latest phase of the Feruka-Harare multiproduct pipeline’s capacity expansion.

The Feruka-Harare project was cooperatively established by Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Penspen, after the completion of a six-year successful study, will provide its services at three separate sites: Feruka, Wilton, and Harare, Trade Arabia reported.

According to Petroleum Africa, the existing network covers the Companhia Do Pipeline Mozambique – Zimbabwe Limitada (CPMZ) pipeline, which runs from Beira in Mozambique into tanks at Feruka in Zimbabwe.

Products are then pumped from Feruka via the Petrozim 295km Feruka-Harare multiproduct pipeline to the Msasa Terminal in Harare. This pipeline was initially designed and installed by Penspen in the early 1990s.

Expanding the capacity of the Feruka-Harare pipeline and supplying the growing product demand will require Penspen to establish a series of pumping operation at Feruka. The existing CPMZ and Petrozim pipelines will work as a single pipeline with Feruka acting as an in-line booster pump station.