Key Achievements 2002 to Date

CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS
  • The original Line-I system design had provision for four future pumping stations that were to be constructed to increase the flow rate in order to match demand.
  • KPC constructed the four stations in 2008 thereby increasing the installed flow rate from 440M3 to 880M3 .
  • The new pump stations are located at :
      • PS 2 – Samburu
      • PS 4 – Manyani
      • PS 6 – Makindu
      • PS 8 – Konza

MODIFICATION OF MANIFOLD AT PS 1 (MOMBASA)

  • As part of the capacity enhancement program, KPC engineers designed and modified the manifold at PS 1 to enhance the flow of product from KOSF through the booster pumps at PS1 and onto the mainline.
  • The modification of the manifold enabled the system achieve flow rate of up to 810M3/hr on diesel and 600M3/hr on the other products.

INSTALLATION OF MAINLINE PUMPS AT PS 1, 3, 5, & 7

  • In order to improve availability of Line 1, KPC engineers replaced the bare shaft pumps at PS1, 3, 5 & 7.
  • KPC currently has three pumps at PS 1 which operate in a 2+1 (2 running and one on standby) when parallel pumping.  The other stations (PS2/3/4/5/6/7/8) currently have two pumps each.  Plans to install a third pump at these Pump Stations are at an advanced stage.  Installation of the third pumps will provide a 2+1 configuration in all the eight stations on Line 1 during parallel pumping and enable achievement of a stable flow rate of up to 880³/hr.

CONSTRUCTION OF A SPUR LINE FROM KIPEVU OIL STORAGE FACILITY (KOSF) TO SHIMANZI OIL TERMINAL (SOT)

  • In 2007, KPC was requested by the Government to construct a multi-product pipeline from KOSF to Shimanzi Oil Terminal for transfer of petroleum products to oil marketing companies receiving depot at Shimanzi.
  • The 12-inch diameter spur line was commissioned in February 2008.

CONTROLS SYSTEMS (PLC) UPGRADE AND COMMISIONING AT PS 1

  • The works involved installation of a new station control system, simulation of normal operating conditions and making necessary modifications to the PLC system, migration of the control functions from the old system to the new control system, testing and commissioning of the new system.