The Horn of Africa Pipeline Project (HOAPP) is a 500 km liquid fuel pipeline and a 370,000 m3 storage depot, designed to import multi-fuel products in the Port of Djibouti and to transport the products to storage facilities in Awash, Ethiopia (near Addis Ababa).
The market for refined products in Ethiopia is anticipated to grow at an annual rate of 10% between 2018 and 2025. Currently products are transported from the Horizon Terminal in Djibouti into Ethiopia by road.
The objective of the Horn of Africa Pipeline Project is to improve the sustainability, cost-effectiveness, reliability and safety of the refined products’ supply chain in Ethiopia, by providing facilities for importation, storage, transfer and distribution of diesel, petrol, kerosene and jet fuel to local Djiboutian markets and to the Awash Terminal in Ethiopia.
The project scope includes a Conventional Buoy Mooring System (CBM), offshore 5.1 km 26” pipeline, onshore buffer storage depot at Damerjog in Djibouti, onshore 490 km 20” pipeline from Damerjog to Awash in Ethiopia and interface treatment facilities in Awash.
The project will be delivered in three phases. Phase 1 will include 190,000 m3 storage facilities for local distribution, Phase 2 is anticipated to be 300,000 m3 with the final phase reaching 370,000 m3 for fuel transport through the pipeline to Ethiopia.
The first fuel import is expected in December 2018 with project expansion in line with fuel throughput increases. EPCM has been awarded Technical Advisors for the project and are working with the Black Rhino and MOGS Group (BRM Holdings) to achieve the optimal design and to assist in the contractor tendering and evaluation process.
EPCM’s Work Scope includes;
- Reviewing and updating the Feasibility Studies
- Compilation of the Master Plan, including offshore import facilities design, pipeline systems design, new storage terminal layout and sizing
- Economic and Financial Evaluations
- Detailed CAPEX & OPEX Estimations for offshore, storage terminal and pipeline facilities
- Compilation of EPC and O&M contractors’ Work Scopes
The proposed pipeline is expected to increase the energy security and will stimulate the economic development. The pipeline is expected to reduce the carbon emission impact of current road-based transportation systems.
It will improve the fuel import capacities and efficiencies and will provide the cheapest option for fuel transportation for both countries.
The project will also enhance local business and investment opportunities and reduce the transport and shipping costs, as well as transit time.