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Tullow calls companies to store crude oil in Uganda

Tullow Oil Uganda is inviting companies to provide storage of crude oil. The specification of the required storage is as follows: 10,000-15,000 (1,500-2,400m3) capacity, heated, insulated and agitated, able to maintain a consistent fluid temperature of -65 degrees centigrade.

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The companies should also be able to provide fully bunded storage, appropriate firefighting facilities and capabilities, QHSE management system and internal floating roof or other recognized solution to allow safe storage of fuel above flash point of 60 degrees centigrade.

The interested companies should submit in their company profiles and a detailed proposal for consideration with the following information:

Reference/previous experience in fuel storage, company policies on environment, health and safety, location of proposed storage, indicative timeline for provision for use of storage services, and any quality standard accreditation or policy of quality management among others. All these are contained in a news release Tullow Uganda Operations Limited has issued today in Kampala.

Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited is a subsidiary of Tullow Oil Pic. The company has been instrumental in establishing the oil potential of Uganda. Over 28 oil wells are being drilled in Uganda to date, establishing a resource potential of over 800 million barrels and full basin potential of over two billion barrels.

Tullow Oil is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration companies in Europe and is a constituent of the London FTSE 100. The group has over 85 licences in more than 20 countries, with operation in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

By Walakira Nyanzi, Ultimate Media

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