Angolan government postpones Soyo refinery tender announcement

31 March 2020

The selected proposal in the international public tender for the construction of an oil refinery in Soyo, Zaire province, will be published as soon as Covid-19 outbreaks are under control in Angola, said the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Oil.

The statement also said that the postponement of the date of disclosure of the winner of the contest, scheduled for 31 March, will follow the restriction measures imposed as a result of a state of emergency being declared across the country.

The state of emergency has been in place in Angola since Friday, 27 March.

The international tender launched by the Ministry on 24 October 2019 31 proposals, of which nine were selected, as announced last February by the Secretary of State for Oil, José Barroso.

The Secretary of State, on announcing the results of the tender, said the companies and consortia selected  were SDRC, Jiangsu Sinochem Construction, Quantem Consortium, CMEC, AIDA and VSF, Tobaka Investment Group, Atis Nebest – Angola, Satarem, Gemcorp Capital and CPP.

Construction of the Soyo refinery is part in a programme that also provides for the building of similar plants in Cabinda, with a processing capacity of 60,000 barrels per day, and Lobito (200,000 barrels per day), in addition to the restoration and modernisation of the Luanda refinery, to quadruple its production capacity. (macauhub)

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