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 SET FOR CONTINENTAL TOURNEY
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KPC SET FOR CONTINENTAL TOURNEY
The Kenya Pipeline ladies’ volleyball team is representing the country in the annual African Cup of Club Champions Championships to be held in Madagascar from 1st -15th April, 2013.
In readiness for the Championship, the team has been in residential training at the Nyayo National Stadium for the last two months.
New players: Eglay Kuloba, Violet Makuto and Agripina Kundu have been brought on board and have blended well with the rest of the team.
Head coach Japheth Munala is happy with the training that the team has under gone.
“Kuloba, Makuto and Kundu have gelled well and are likely to be included in the final squad that leaves for Madagascar this weekend. The youngsters have proved themselves and therefore merit selection for this assignment. Everything constant, I believe they will make it to Antananarivo”, he added.
KPC tenders for construction of new Mombasa Nairobi pipeline
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KPC tenders for construction of new Mombasa Nairobi pipeline
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has placed an international tender for consultancy services for the replacement of the Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline.
The selected consultant is expected to design and supervise the construction of the new 450 kilometers pipeline alongside the existing pipeline.
The new pipeline is designed to meet petroleum products demand for the Eastern Africa Region up to the year 2044. The Mombasa -Nairobi pipeline has been in operation since 1978.
KPC’s Managing Director, Mr. Selest Kilinda, said the project will ensure sustained reliable and efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products in the region.
“As a result of regional economic growth and the rise in petroleum products demand, the pipeline traffic experienced a marked increase in the last few years,” said Mr. Kilinda.
KPC FETES KENYAN ATHLETES
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Kenya Pipeline Company Limited was one of the lead sponsors to this year’s Athletics Kenya Golden Award ceremony held at the Nairobi Club on 30th November, 2012.
ONYANGO WINS AT KPC’S NYANZA GOLF TOURNEY
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Samuel Onyango of Nyanza Golf Club playing off handicap 23 scored 39 stroke points to emerge the winner of the Kenya Pipeline Company Limited Golf Tournament held at the Nyanza Golf Club in Kisumu over the weekend.
KPC CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY INDEX UP
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KPC CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY INDEX UP.
KPC customers have returned a 70% satisfaction verdict with the services the company is offering them. In a survey carried out by an independent body during the 2010/2011 Financial Year, the customers recorded a significant improvement in the provision of services as compared to previous years.
In a report released to the customers during the Customer Survey Feedback Forum in Nakuru, KPC Managing Director Mr. Selest Kilinda said a number of factors contributed to the increase in the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI). He said chief among them were the Capacity Enhancement Projects undertaken by the company. “Line IV has increased receiving capacity from an average flow-rate of 95M3/hr to 190M3/hr. This in effect has ensured that stocks in Nairobi are instantly availed at the depot thus eliminating the previous two day delay caused by product batching”, he said.
KENYA PIPELINE PARTICIPATES IN DRAFTING ENERGY BILL
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KENYA PIPELINE PARTICIPATES IN DRAFTING ENERGY BILL
KPC participated in the Energy Stakeholders Workshop to review the Draft Energy Bill 2012 and the National Energy Policy.
KPC was represented in the workshop held from 4rd to 6th July 2012 at Machakos by Managing Director Mr. Selest Kilinda and senior managers, in which KPC’s views and concerns were incorporated in the two papers.
The long journey began last year when the Ministry of Energy appointed a task force comprising CEOs and Company Secretaries from the energy sector to develop a National Energy Policy and Energy Bill 2012 to be in tandem with the New Constitution.
To realize this, the task force appointed a Technical Committee to review Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 and the Energy Act 2006 to be in line with the New Constitution. The Technical Committee in turn developed a Draft Energy Bill which was analyzed during the workshop attended by stakeholders drawn from energy sector institutions.
KPC GOLF TOURNAMENT AT MUTHAIGA GOLF CLUB
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KPC HOSTS INAUGURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT MUTHAIGA GOLF CLUB
At handicap 24, Dr. Maina Ruga of Muthaiga Golf Club played a total of 43 points to emerge the overall winner of the Kenya Pipeline sponsored golf tournament held over the weekend at the Muthaiga Golf Club.
The tournament that attracted a high number of golfers of 220, saw Henry Njoroge (handicap 8) win the men’s category with 40 points. Stephen Kinuthia (handicap 15) was runner up with 40 points while Elijah Adul (handicap 14) with 39 points was second runner up.
In the women category, Florence. Maina shot 35 points to clinch the trophy, while Rita Njeru was runner up with 33. The guest prize went to both Jane Njau and Murwithania Mugambi who accumulated 33 points respectively.
Nakuru Pipeline Puncture
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June 7, 2012 … Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has commenced repairs on Line two in Nakuru following an accidental puncture of the pipeline by a government road grader this afternoon at 4PM.
The grader was repairing a road at Ngata farm approximately 10 kilometers from Nakuru town towards Eldoret.
At the time of the puncture the Line was stationary but packed with super petrol at high pressure awaiting resumption of pumping to Eldoret and Kisumu.
The Kenya Police, local administration and KPC personnel are at the scene to ensure the public do not scoop any fuel and forestall a disaster. Containment and recovery of the spilt super petrol by KPC emergency team is ongoing.
KPC has adequate stocks in Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu and therefore we do not expect any shortages in the coming days as the pipeline is repaired. The second parallel pipeline to Western Kenya was not affected following the incident and is in operable condition.
We would request the public to cooperate and keep off the area as KPC staff repair the pipeline.
Kenya Pipeline Company
ERC FUEL UPDATE
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NO CONTAMINATED FUEL IN THE MARKET, ASSURES ERC.
There is no adulterated fuel in the market, the Director General of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Eng. Kaburu Mwirichia has said. Eng. Kaburu said ERC has completed a thorough investigation of the fuel situation and quality in the market and found out that no fuel outlet is dispensing contaminated fuel to consumers.
The energy sector regulator’s boss said the excess slop being carted away from KPC’s depot number 10 at Industrial Area is being taken back to Mombasa at the Kenya Petroleum Refinery Limited (KPRL) for further refining. “ERC wishes therefore to assure the public that KPC has not released any contaminated fuel into the market to warrant any panic”, he assured.
Eng. Kaburu’s sentiments corroborate KPC’s earlier assurance that no contaminated fuel is in the market. Addressing the press in his office on Wednesday 23rd May, 2012, KPC Managing Director Mr. Selest Kilinda assured the public that KPC vouches for products it issues to the oil marketers for market dispensation and will never release any product that does not meet the national standards into the market.
Mr. Kilinda said all products issued by KPC destined for the market are on quality certificate. “This certificate of quality is issued as an assurance that the released product conforms to the prescribed national standards”, he said.
It is Silver for KPC in Club Championship.
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For the second year in a row, the Kenya Pipeline ladies’ volleyball team has settled for silver medal at the just concluded Africa Club Championships.
The reigning national champions fell by 3-0 sets to the Continental defending champions Kenya Prisons at the finals played at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.
KPC who co-hosted the tournament with the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) powered its way to the final without losing any single set after warding off stiff competition from group A teams comprising of Manga of Gabon, Nkumba University of Uganda and NRC of Algeria during the preliminaries.
National Energy Policy
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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.