Wood to provide FEED work on 550mile pipeline in Kenya

The pipeline has an estimated length of 550miles.

Energy services giant Wood has won a front end engineering design contract (FEED) for a 550mile pipeline in Kenya.

The Aberdeen firm has been fired by Tullow Kenya for the work.

The pipeline will transport waxy crude oil from field developments in the South Lokichar basin to the port of Lamu at the Indian Ocean.

Wood will provide the first phase of FEED services, setting the technical requirements and estimating the installed cost of the pipeline system.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Tenhical Solutions division, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Pipeline Project Management Team on this project which leverages Wood’s broad capabilities.

“Our independent onshore pipeline engineering expertise combined with the latest project delivery technology will allow us to challenge the design, working to reduce cost and boost efficiencies.”

The Lokichar to Lamu pipeline project is being developed by a consortium of Tullow Oil, Africa Oil and Total, in partnership with the Government of Kenya.