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Uganda to launch key tenders in December

KAMPALA, April 30, 2021 – Ugandan authorities will launch tenders for the construction of major projects related to the country’s oil developments in December, the country’s petroleum authority has confirmed.

A first set of tenders will cover construction of the refinery at Kabaale, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), the oil developments’ road network, the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) tweeted on Friday morning.

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A second phase of tenders will involve well construction for the Lake Albert oilfields, PAU director technical support services Peninah Aheebwa was cited as saying by the Daily Monitor in a Wednesday report.

Measures have been put in place to ensure local players win contracts and subcontracts as part of the tenders, Aheebwa said. One such measure is the breaking down of contracts into smaller packages that can be handles by local companies, the PAU tweeted last week.

Aheebwa also noted that sectors such as logistics had been ring-fenced for local players. The PAU recently tweeted a list of ring-fenced services and goods.

Earlier this month, Total signed a tripartite agreement with the governments of Uganda and Tanzania to proceed with developing the Lake Albert resources and the EACOP. Investments in the upstream, midstream and downstream projects are expected to total USD 15 billion-20 billion,  Proscovia Nabbanja, CEO of Uganda National Oil Company, told The Energy Year.

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