South African company Engen is investing in the modernisation and expansion of its fuel deposit at the port of Beira in Mozambique, in order to increase sales to countries such as Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a company official said.
Jan Sithole, Engen’s director of special projects, noted that the project involves removing obsolete pipes and tanks, improving three tanks and building new loading and unloading facilities as well as laying new pipes and installing fire fighting and safety systems.
When the work ends the tanks will have a storage capacity of 18 million litres of diesel and 7 million litres of gasoline, 80 percent of which will be sent to Zimbabwe along the pipeline that runs to the Msasa terminal in Harare.
A second phase of this project will involve construction of facilities to fill rail trucks that will be sent to countries such as Zambia.
Work on these Engen facilities, which were acquired from US group Chevron, is due to finish in the first quarter of 2014. (macauhub)