Group Sonangol, the parastatal that oversees petroleum and natural gas production in Angola, has signed an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract with Odebrecht Engineering and Construction (OEC), and DAR Angola to construct Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal (TOBD) in Bengo province, approximately 60 kilometers from Luanda, the capital city of the Southern Africa country.
The EPCC was signed following an international public tender process launched by Sonangol in January this year for EPCC services and financing for the said project, in which the aforementioned companies emerged as the winners.
Soapro, an Angolan consulting company operating in the areas of architecture, engineering, urbanism, environment, management and supervision of works, energy, water and real estate valuations, will reportedly provide project inspection and environmental impact studies for the Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal project.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.
The objective of the Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal
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The Barra do Dande Oceanic marine terminal is meant to serve as the central platform for storing petroleum-based product reserves and to play a key role in distributing petroleum-based products in the southern African region.
“The Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal is strategically well located, and it will serve, like the future Lobito Refinery, as storage of refined products for internal distribution and to the Lobito terminal, departing from there to Zambia “, explained Sebastião Martins, the Sonangol CEO.
In its first phase, the Terminal will have a capacity of 580,000 cubic meters of oil products.