Dande ocean terminal works to start by August

  • SONANGOL CEO, Sebastião Pai Querido Gaspar Martins
Luanda - Works at the Barra do Dande Ocean Terminal (TOBD), which have been halted since 2017, may resume in August, after the evaluation of the proposals for construction and installation engineering tenders, said the CEO of the Oil Firm, Sonangol, Sebastião Martins, on Thursday.

Nine national and foreign companies are competing for the contract and another four for the inspection side, Martins told Angop on the sidelines of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Angola and Zambia.

The MOU will enable the studies that will lead to the installation of pipelines of refined multi-products and gas, between the Lobito (Benguela), in Angola, and Lusaka, Zambia.

The minister of Energy of Zambia, Matheu Ukuwa, who had been in Luanda since morning Thursday, has visited  Barra do Dande Ocean Terminal.

 In a first phase, the Terminal will have the capacity of 580,000 cubic meters of storage of the oil products.

"We are restarting TOBD, after an interruption, in 2017. The area is strategically well located and will serve, like the future Lobito Refinery, as  storage of refined products for internal distribution and to the Lobito terminal, departing from there to Zambia ", Sonangol CEO told the Zambian delegation, during the visit to the terminal.

The completion of the TOBD, added Sebastião Martins, is scheduled for 2022.

The infrastructure is located in the future free zone of Barra do Dande and will enhance the country as a regional hub for the storage and sale of oil products.

Sonangol launched, on  28 January this year, the public tender for contraction of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) services, and financing for the conclusion of the referred project.

The Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal is a strategic project of the Angolan Executive, as part of the National Development Plan 2018-2022.

 

Nine national and foreign companies are competing for the contract and another four for the inspection side, Martins told Angop on the sidelines of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Angola and Zambia.

The MOU will enable the studies that will lead to the installation of pipelines of refined multi-products and gas, between the Lobito (Benguela), in Angola, and Lusaka, Zambia.

The minister of Energy of Zambia, Matheu Ukuwa, who had been in Luanda since morning Thursday, has visited  Barra do Dande Ocean Terminal.

 In a first phase, the Terminal will have the capacity of 580,000 cubic meters of storage of the oil products.

"We are restarting TOBD, after an interruption, in 2017. The area is strategically well located and will serve, like the future Lobito Refinery, as  storage of refined products for internal distribution and to the Lobito terminal, departing from there to Zambia ", Sonangol CEO told the Zambian delegation, during the visit to the terminal.

The completion of the TOBD, added Sebastião Martins, is scheduled for 2022.

The infrastructure is located in the future free zone of Barra do Dande and will enhance the country as a regional hub for the storage and sale of oil products.

Sonangol launched, on  28 January this year, the public tender for contraction of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) services, and financing for the conclusion of the referred project.

The Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal is a strategic project of the Angolan Executive, as part of the National Development Plan 2018-2022.