Kipevu Oil Terminal II expansion plan includes dredging

The Kenya Ports Authority has announced plans to further expand the Kipevu Oil Terminal II to enhance efficiency in handling a greater volume of petroleum products in the region.

photo courtesy of Kenya Ports Authority

According to Managing Director Captain William Ruto, the Authority is progressing significantly in preparations to deepen the channel to minus 16 meters to accommodate more oil vessels at the Port of Mombasa.

He made the announcement earlier this week, following the docking of the tanker vessel MT Marlin Sardinia, the largest oil tanker to dock at the Kipevu Oil Terminal II since its commissioning.

KOT II, a Shs. 40 billion investment, is an offshore island terminal that includes four berths, each with a length of 770 meters, as well as a boat wharf for landing facilities.