Uganda: Refinery Will Take Five Years to Complete

2 May 2015   Uganda

Transport infrastructure remains a challenge as Uganda readies itself for oil production. Uganda’s planned crude oil refinery will take five years to complete, a representative of the firm that won the bid to build the multi-billion 60,000 barrels per day facility has revealed. Andrey Kozenyashev, the Regional Representative of RT Global Resources in East Africa told an industry meeting convened by the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum in Kampala yesterday that the company anticipates to complete the project in 2020 at the earliest. “After signing the agreement, it will take one and a half years to do the designs and then three years for construction of the facility,” Kozenyashev said. The RT-Global Resources-led consortium beat off a challenge from another consortium led by South Korea’s SK Group to win the $2.5 billion project that will involve […]

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