Business Expansion - Ongoing Projects
In order to ensure that petroleum products demand is not constrained by supply KPC is planning to undertake the following key capital projects.
1. Replacement of the Mombasa Nairobi Pipeline.
The Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline has been in operation for over 35 years and requires frequent rehabilitation to maintain its integrity and is not economically sustainable. to 2044. Replacement of the Pipeline is intended to ensure sustained, reliable and efficient transportation of petroleum products in the region and meet demand up year 2044.
2. Installation of a Third Mainline Pump Set at the Intermediate Pump Stations on the Mombasa-Nairobi Pipeline.
The third pump set is required for standby configuration during parallel pumping on Line 1 for achievement of a stable flow rate of up to 830M /hr.
3. Construction of Additional Tanks at Nairobi.
The additional tanks are required in order to provide sufficient capacity for receipt of higher volumes of products expected once the Mombasa - Nairobi pipeline is replaced; enhance operational flexibility and provide window for tank maintenance when they fall due and maintain adequate stocks for petroleum products to cushion the economy from product outages when there are delays in importation or failure of the system.
4. Kenya - Uganda Refined Petroleum Products Pipeline.
This is a cross border pipeline intended to provide an efficient, economic and safe mode of transporting petroleum products to Kampala.
5. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Storage & Bottling Facilities
LPG Project is one of the key flagship projects to be implemented under the Kenya vision 2030. The project is expected to ensure availability and accessibility of LPG at cost effective prices. The LPG facilities are to be constructed in Nairobi in the short term and in future at the key towns of, Eldoret, Nakuru, Kisumu and Sagana.
6. Construction of Additional Loading Arms at Eldoret:
Installation of additional loading facilities is required to cope with the rising demand for petroleum products uplifts at Eldoret.
7. Construction of a Parallel Pipeline from Sinendet to Kisumu.
Flow rate to Kisumu is currently limited by the capacity of the 6-inch diameter pipeline. This project is required to increase supply of product to Kisumu and thereby optimally utilize the depot facilities, enhance flexibility and optimization of the Western Kenya Pipeline System.