Oil pipeline opportunities unveiled for local businesses
With the completion of the Front End Engineering Design FEED for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project, now complete, focus is turning yet again to the readiness of Ugandan companies in respect to local content.
And in fulfillment of the tenets within its contract, the United States based Gulf Interstate Engineering who are the design consultants for the1,445KM heated pipeline project worth $3.5 Billion dollars; will now meet businesses listed on the National Suppliers Database for an update.
Next week’s meeting will among others, present to the potential suppliers the codes and standards for the Pipeline material, execution timing for services and construction.
This particular meeting due next week has been announced in local publications by the Gulf Interstate Engineering, the US-based firm, contracted to undertake the Front End Engineering Design for the multi-billion dollar Pipeline project.
Under the law, the joint venture partners Total, Tullow and CNOOC are blocked from contracting suppliers who are not authenticated and listed in the National Suppliers Database, which is hosted by the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.