Project:

Rehabilitation & Upgrade of Elfons Pass Pumping Station

The 1,710km Tazama pipeline was built in 1968 to transport crude oil from the port of Dar es Salaam to refineries in Tanzania and Zambia.

Although parts of the pipeline were rehabilitated in the early 1990s, two decades later Tazama was dilapidated, prone to leakages and operating well below capacity. In 2013, the Governments of Zambia and Tanzania commissioned Mantrac to rehabilitate the entire pipeline, with CSI sub-contracted to upgrade three pumping stations. Works on the Elfons Pass pumping station (in the town of Mikumi) included the replacement of old engines with new 3508 CAT units, together with the commissioning of SPX BB3 pumps and VOITH fluid coupling turbos. Improvements at the Elfons Pass – together with upgrades at six other stations – are expected to ameliorate the capacity of Tazama, pushing it from its current handling (600,000 tonnes) to a potential 1.1 million tonnes per year.

Sector

Oil & Gas

Client

TAZAMA PIPELINES LTD (OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA & TANZANIA

Contractor

MANTRAC TANZANIA LTD

Value

US $740,000

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