Welcome To KPC
The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited is a State Corporation established on 6th September, 1973 under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya and started commercial operations in 1978.
The Company is 100% owned by the Government and complies with the provisions of the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of 1986. The Company operations are also governed by relevant legislations and regulations such as the Finance Act, the Public Procurement Regulations, and Performance Contracting.
The main objective of setting up the Company was to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective means of transporting petroleum products from Mombasa to the hinterland. In pursuit of this objective, the Company constructed pipeline network, storage and loading facilities for transportation, storage and distribution of petroleum products. ..... More
"To be a globally predominant petroleum products handling and related services provider."
KPC Donates to Community
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KPC DONATES TO COMMUNITY
KPC donated computers, printers and water tanks worth Sh 519,000.00 to Miritini Primary school in Changamwe, Mombasa.
The donations were presented by KPC’s Chief Manager (HR & A), Mrs. Rose Ng’inja to the Deputy Head Teacher, Mr. Charo Kombo.
Mrs. Ng’inja said the company was committed to changing lives of communities living along the Right Of Way (ROW).
KPC to benefit from the Multi-billion Lamu port project
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KPC TO BENEFIT FROM THE MULTI-BILLION LAMU PORT PROJECT
President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga will host the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi and President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, at the ground breaking ceremony and official launch of the multi-billion dollar infrastructure project in Lamu.
The project’s key components include Lamu Port, Lamu-Juba-Addis Ababa railway line, oil refinery, Lamu-Juba-Addis Ababa oil pipeline, Airports, Lamu-Juba-Addis Ababa highway and Resort Cities.
KPC will be involved in the construction of the Lamu-Juba-Addis Ababa oil pipeline. The Company is known for its expertise in construction and maintenance of oil pipelines in the country and boasts of a 1,224.45 km long pipeline, the only of its kind in East and Central Africa. The length of the pipeline is as follows:
- Shimanzi spur line – 3.45 km
- Mombasa-Nairobi – 450 km
- Nairobi -Eldoret – 325 km
- Nairobi- Eldoret ( Parallel Line)- 325 km
- Sinendet-Kisumu- 121 Km
KPC to replace Nairobi– Mombasa Pipeline
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Plans to replace the aging Mombasa -Nairobi pipeline, which has been in operation since 1978 have commenced in earnest.
The Company has placed an advertisement for international tender for consultancy services for the replacement Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline.
The selected consultant will design and supervise the construction of the new pipeline. The services entail preliminary and detailed engineering design, environmental impact assessment study, tender documentation and construction supervision.
The tender is expected to close on 20th March, 2012 at 10 am after which the tenders will be opened and the name of the wining consultant will be made public.
The main objective of the project is not only to replace the aging pipeline but also to ensure sustained, reliable and efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products in the region.
The Mombasa — Nairobi pipeline system consists of a 450 kilometres, 14-inch diameter pipeline. Prior to 2008, the system’s installed flow rate was 440m3 per hour (translating to delivery of 3.85 billion litres per year). The products flow was controlled at four Pump Stations (PS) located at Changamwe, Mombasa (PS 1) through which products are received into the pipeline system, Maungu (PS 3 ), Mtito Andei (PS 5) and at Sultan Hamud (PS 7). The design of the Mombasa — Nairobi pipeline system had provision for installation of additional future Pump Stations at Samburu (PS 2), Manyani (PS 4), Makindu (PS 6), Konza(PS 8) with a capacity to increase the flow rate to up to 880m3/hr. Each of the four stations is currently run by two pumps and plans are underway to install additional pump in each.
As a result of regional economic growth and the rise in petroleum products demand, the pipeline traffic experienced a marked increase, rising from 879,776m3 in 1978 to 3,853,439m3 in the year 2007. KPC embarked on a Capacity Enhancement Project which entailed construction of four additional Pumps Stations on the Mombasa – Nairobi Pipeline System. The project which was commissioned in November 2008 is a major milestone in the enhancement of petroleum products supply in the region.
KPC WINS ITS APPEAL CASE
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The high court allowed an appeal by Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd and set aside Sh5 billion awarded to Kenol Kobil by an arbitrator for alleged breach of contract.
The Commercial court judges- Daniel Musinga and George Kimondo ordered that the matter be remitted back to the Arbitral tribunal for re-consideration, taking into account the findings of their Judgment.
The arbitrator was Ahmednassir Abdullahi.
KPC DONATES TO KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL
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The Kenya Pipeline Company Limited has donated blankets and bed sheets to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) to be used by victims of the Sinai fire tragedy.
This follows an appeal by the Chief Executive of KNH, Mr. Richard Lesiyampe for additional medical supplies including blankets and bed sheets.
Presenting the donations, Mr. Kilinda said KPC would further spend Shs. 500,000.00 to purchase the required reagents for conducting deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests. He said the reagents will be given to the government chemist from where the DNA tests are coordinated.
Mr. Kilinda was accompanied by a cross section of his management team said the company had seconded its counsellors to victims camping at Tom Mboya Hall in Buruburu.
PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR CLEARANCE OF KPC WAYLEAVES
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He said all pipeline right of way must be evacuated to avoid a repeat of the Mukuru-Sinai fire tragedy.
“All Way-leaves be it for Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Railways or Kenya Power must be cleared at all cost to avoid a similar occurrence,” he said.
The Prime Minister who had visited victims of Mukuru-Sinai at Tom Mboya hall said the fire tragedy was an accident and no institution should be blamed.
He called on politicians to exercise maturity by encouraging residents leaving on the way-leaves to vacate.
“Politicians who encourage people to stay on are hell bent on inciting the general public for their own selfish motives,” he said.
The Prime Minister donated Ksh. One million to support victims of the Mukuru-Sinai fire tragedy
KPC ASSISTING IN IDENTIFICATION OF FIRE VICTIMS
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Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is assisting in the identification of fire victims by donating reagent testing equipment for DNA.
This follows an appeal by the deputy Director of Clinical services, Dr. Simon Monda of Kenyatta National Hospital, for additional medical supplies including reagent testing for DNA.
KPC’s Chairman, Mr. Samuel Maluki said the donation was part of KPC’s wider contributions towards alleviating the sufferings experienced by the fire victims.
“The purchase of the reagents for DNA testing will assist in identifying those who perished in the inferno. We have also lined up a number of activities involving the staff such as blood donation exercise which will be carried out on Monday”, he said.
Mr. Maluki was speaking during the donation of an assortment of goods to victims of Mukuru Sinai fire tragedy being housed at Tom Mboya Hall in Buruburu. Similar donations are being made in Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret and Mombasa depots.
He said the entire KPC family is condoling with the affected by the tragic event. “We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the families affected by this unfortunate incident. We are all together during this time of grief”, he said.
KPC RESUMES SUPPLY TO OIL MARKETERS
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Kenya Pipeline Company Limited has resumed supply of petroleum products to oil marketers’ depot after the service was suspended following a fire breakout at Mukuru Sinai slums.
In a meeting with the representatives of the Oil Marketing Companies, Mr. Kilinda said all precautions had to be taken to ascertain that the supply system between KPC depots and those of the Oil Marketing Companies was clear of any dangers by carrying out gas test before resuming pump-overs.
Mr. Kilinda said that KPC had 19 million litres of product in its Nairobi Depot and assured Kenyans that there will be no fuel shortage.
“KPC has capacity to pump-over between 5-10 million litres daily to the oil marketers. However, the pump-over are subject to entitlement, clearance by Kenya Revenue Authority, requisition as well as their capacity to store and evacuate the product,” he added.
The Managing Director was speaking to the press after meeting the Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Energy, Information and Communication, who were on a fact finding mission, following the Sinai/Mukuru Fire Tragedy.
Mr Kilinda said contrary to press reports, the fire did not originate from KPC depot. “Whereas it is still unclear what caused the fire, the fact is that the fire begun at Sinai, which is about 1.3 km from KPC Depots. It is therefore inaccurate to claim that the fire begun at the depot”, he added.
KPC LAUNCHES INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE CAUSE OF THE SPILLAGE
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Kenya Pipeline Company Limited has launched independent investigations into the cause of the product spillage which occurred on Monday, 12th Sept, 2011, the Managing Director, Mr. Selest Kilinda has said.
He said the report will be made public once the investigations are complete.“The KPC Board and Management have launched investigations into the cause of the product spillage that occurred at the by-pass between Nairobi-Mombasa pipeline (Line 1) and Nairobi-Eldoret pipeline (Line IV). We will make this report public as soon as we receive it,” he said.
Mr. Kilinda who was addressing a press conference at the company’s headquarters commended the KPC response team for their quick action. He said, the Kenya Pipeline company’s (KPC’s) reaction to the fire at Sinai slums was swift and in accordance with best standards in safety management.
PRESS STATEMENT ON SPILLAGE AT MUKURU
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September 12th, 2011
There was spillage of petroleum products from the by-pass between Nairobi-Mombasa pipeline (Line I) and Nairobi-Eldoret pipeline (Line IV).
Upon detection of product spillage, the Nairobi-Mombasa pipeline was shut down immediately and Nairobi Terminal receiving Station isolated. The section of the pipeline was depressurized and emergency response initiated to the site to contain spillage which had flowed to the storm water drain leading to Mukuru- Sinai Area.
A team of KPC Engineers was immediately dispatched to the site and the storm drain was blocked to stop further product flow into the storm drain.
KPC also dispatched Security and Administration Police to Mukuru-Sinai area to carry out crowd control and further surveillance to ensure safety. Later, smoke was noted billowing from the Mukuru-Sinai area as fire had apparently broken out.
KPC IS TOPS IN PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING
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Kenya Pipeline Company Limited beat all the parastatals under the Ministry of Energy to emerge top in the 2009/2010 Performance Contract period.
Overall and with over 162 parastatals, the company was ranked sixth. KPC attained an aggregate score of 1.9796 during this period compared to 2.4240 for the period 2008/2009 in which the company was ranked position 47 overall.
The Performance Contract results for the 2009/10 Financial Year were released by President Mwai Kibaki and the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Raila Odinga on 16th June, 2011.