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Penspen awarded Feruka-Harare contract

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Penspen has been awarded a contract by Petrozim Line (Pvt) Ltd for the provision of engineering and procurement services, as well as construction and commissioning supervision for the latest phase of capacity expansion of the Feruka-Harare pipeline.

After successfully completing a study on the project over the last six years, Penspen will provide its services at three separate sites – Feruka, Wilton and Harare.

The existing network includes the Companhia Do Pipeline Mozambique-Zimbabwe Limitada (CPMZ) pipeline, which runs from Beira (Mozambique) to tanks in Feruka (Zimbabwe). From Feruka, products are then pumped via the Petrozim 295 km Feruka-Harare multiproduct pipeline to the Msasa terminal in Harare. This pipeline was designed and installed by Penspen in the early 1990s. The company also constructed a 61 000 m3 storage depot and automated road and rail loading facility.

In order to expand the capacity of the Feruka-Harare pipeline and meet increasing product demand, Penspen will establish a series pumping operation in Feruka. The existing pipelines will be used as a single pipeline, with Feruka acting as an inline booster pump station.

Along with this project, Penspen was awarded a contract in December 2016 by CMPZ to work on series pumping on the Mozambique side of the pipeline system to enable the same process to proceed for Petrozim on the Feruka to Harare side. The two projects are interrelated as Petrozim is dependent on CPMZ to increase the flow.

Penspen’s Executive Vice President for Europe and Africa, Neale Carter, said: “We are pleased to continue our involvement with Pvt Ltd. We have a 25 year relationship with the company dating back to the early 90s and are delighted to work again on the pipeline we originally installed.

“We started with a scoping study for the project in 2011 followed by front-end engineering and design for series pumping and capacity expansion studies. We are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with Petrozim and CPMZ in the future.”

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