Petrozim Line has awarded a 10-month engineering contract to Penspen, on the Feruka-Harare pipeline in Zimbabwe.
The engineering firm will provide engineering and procurement services for the product pipeline. This will include establishing a series pumping operation, it said, as well as a range of project components.
“This contract award is a testament to Penspen’s strong reputation and experience in Africa and we look forward to working with Petrozim on this exciting project,” said Neale Carter, Penspen Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions.
“Penspen’s scope of work included in the project award demonstrates our range of capabilities in the region and beyond, as a leading provider of engineering services to the energy industry.”
Under the contract, the company will provide two new mainline pump sets, piping modifications for the connections and two new power transformers.
It will also oversee piping, instrumentation and metering skid modifications.
Penspen originally designed and constructed the 208 km pipeline in the early 1990s.
The company will carry out various modifications to ensure the link will be able to meet increased demand for products. It completed front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the pipe in 2012.
The Feruka-Harare link connects up with a section of pipe that runs from Beira, in Mozambique. Companhia Do Pipeline Mozambique – Zimbabwe (CPMZ) owns the section in Mozambique.