Penspen, a company founded originally in the UK over 65 years ago to provide engineering, project management, asset management and integrity services to the energy industry with a particular focus on major pipeline projects around the world, has been awarded an engineering and procurement project involving the 208-km long Feruka-Harare multi-product pipeline network for Petrozim, an operator of fuel transport pipelines in Zimbabwe.
“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 Vidce 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.”
The project includes two new mainline pump-sets (pump, motor and variable speed drive packages), piping modifications for the connection of new mainline pump-sets and two new power transformers to supply the new mainline pump-sets. Additionally, Penspen will oversee piping, instrumentation and metering skid modifications as part of the project. Electrical switchgear, transformers, switchboard, distribution board and a stand-by diesel generator with weatherproof enclosure and diesel tank will also be supplied as part of the contract award.
Penspen has been providing engineering service support to Petrozim for over 20 years and in 2012 completed the FEED, which increased the capacity of the pipeline and the Harare storage facility.