Addis Ababa July 25/2020 (ENA) The Ethiopian Petroleum Provide Enterprise disclosed that the design work for the nation’s largest depot with a capability of carrying 300 million liters has been finalized.
Senior Communication Skilled on the enterprise, Alemayehu Tsegaye informed ENA that the reservoir to be constructed outdoors of Addis Ababa could have the capability to retailer 300 million liters upon completion.
The design work executed by an Australian firm is accomplished and about 140 million USD is required to finalize the undertaking inside three years, he added.
The brand new depot is anticipated to extend the reserve capability of the nation from 420 million liters to 720 million liters.
In keeping with the knowledgeable, the enterprise is in search of funds to contract out the undertaking to well-known contractors which have proven curiosity.
The federal government carries out such mega-projects by way of public-private partnership or three way partnership, it was realized.
A bid can be floated to worldwide contractors to construct the depot on 10,000 hectares of land as quickly because the finance is on the market, Alemayehu mentioned.
“This depot is not more than 500 meters far from the Ethio-Djibouti Railway, and the design work allows the provision of fuel transportation and freight service,” he said.
The depot can be totally automated and is anticipated to meet the nation’s rising demand of assorted petroleum merchandise.