MORENDAT SCHOOL OF PIPELINES

The Northern Corridor Integration Projects are an initiative of the Northern Corridor Regional Heads of States (Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan) to provide direction on deepening regional integration amongst the countries.

During the 2nd the Heads of States of the member states agreed that Centres of Excellence for capacity building be created in order to support the Northern Corridor Integration Projects. Among the Centres proposed, was KPC’s Morendat Training and Conference Center (MTCC).

MTTC was designated a Center of Excellence for Oil & Gas Pipelines during the 7th Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects held in Kampala, Uganda in October 2014, to  develop Human Resource capacity for Partner States in Oil & Gas Pipelines Management, Operations and Maintenance.

The primary objective of designating Centres of Excellence for the Northern Corridor Integration projects is to build human resource capacity in the member states to manage, operate and maintain the projects that are being fast-tracked that include Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), Oil & Gas Pipelines, Refineries, Power Transmission and Distribution among others. It was observed that the region was less endowed with the required human resource capacity required for the identified projects and relied on foreign expertise.

The other designated Centres of Excellence in Kenya are Bandari College (Mombasa), Kenya Institute of Survey and Mapping (Nairobi), East African School of Aviation (Nairobi), Railways Training Institute (Nairobi), Kenya Power Training School (Nairobi), and Geothermal Centre of Excellence (Nakuru).

Course outlines and curricula for capacity building in the oil & gas pipeline sector are being developed for purposes of commencing training of students from the Northern Corridor partner states and course prospectus will be available online.

The Centre of Excellence will advertise the courses on the website where all information regarding programmes shall be posted.

The initial courses to be offered at the Centre of Excellence are as indicated in the table below.

COURSES

 DURATION

1.   Bulk Measurements of Refined Petroleum

4 Weeks

2.   Aviation Fuel Handling and Management

4 Weeks

3.   Basic Fire Fighting and Prevention

4 Weeks

4.   Pipeline Health Safety and Environment

4 Weeks

5.   Legal and Regulatory Framework for Oil & Gas Pipelines

4 Weeks

6.   Pipeline Maintenance & Welding

4 Weeks

7.   Pipeline Design and Construction

4 Weeks

8.   Pipeline Project Management

4 Weeks

9.   Right of Way Management

4 Weeks

10. Instrumentation & Control

4 Weeks

 

Morendat Conference Centre

About 100 km west of Nairobi lies an area rich in history dating back to 1884 where Naivasha town is located. Endowed with an enviably large fresh water lake, Naivasha is a town whose name is derived from a Maasai word denoting the lake’s size and rough tendency whenever it’s windy in the area. The town is home to many site-seeing phenomena.

Approximately 12 kilometers from Naivasha town; 8 Kilometers from the famous Lord Delemare shop and 3.42 Kilometers off the busy Nairobi – Gilgil - Nakuru highway is an area synonymous with beauty known as Morendat.  Morendat is a local dialect (Maasai) which means “a place of rivers”. The area is dotted with several seasonal streams that are inextricably intertwined with lush pastures and beautiful acacia trees to give it a breath taking view. The intermittent spectacle of wild animals in the natural habitat occasionally blends the magnificent view. It is in this area where Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd has constructed an ultra-modern Conference Centre - Morendat Conference Centre (MCC).

MCC provides an idyllic opportunity for conferencing, workshops, seminars as well as recreational adventures. Themed under “Redefining excellence in the Hospitality Industry”, MCC exhibits a four bed-roomed premier suite, 21 tastefully furnished executive rooms and 28 strategically located and elegantly furnished deluxe rooms with balconies overlooking the swimming pool.

The Centre boasts 8 conference rooms with cumulative capacity of 600 people. The individual conference room capacities range from 15 – 300 people. For recreation, Morendat offers a swimming pool, Aerobics, Sauna, Steam bath, Squash court, Massage parlour, Playing grounds, Terrace bar and a restaurant. To the business minded, a full fledge Business centre and a tuck shop is provided. Of course, DSTV is also available.