Oil Pipeline Project: Tanzania President Suluhu Arrives in Uganda

Tanzanian leader Samia Suluhu Hassan,  has this Sunday morning arrived in Uganda for the launch of the Tilenga Development Project and the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) projects.

Foreign Affairs Ministry said Suluhu’s one-day state visit is at the invitation President Yoweri Museveni.

President Suluhu, who flew into Uganda by Air Tanzania, was received by Hon. Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government Ministers and Senior Officials.

The Tanzanian Delegation was led by  Hon. Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi, Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs and included Hon. Liberata Mulamula Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. Medard Kalemani,  Minister of Energy and Prof. Adelardus Kilangi , Attorney General and Prof. Florens Luoga, the Governor Bank of Tanzania.

This is the first official visit to Uganda by Suluhu since she assumed the Office of President  of Tanzania after the death of John Magufuli on March 17.

“During the visit the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), Tripartite Project Agreement will be concluded,” Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

The Inter-Governmental Agreement between Uganda and Tanzania was signed during May 2017 and a Foundation Stones for the EACOP were laid in Tanga during August 2017 and Hoima during November 2017.

A 1445km long, 24-inch diameter, buried and heated East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) from Kabaale, Hoima in Uganda to Chongoleani in Tanga, Tanzania, is being developed to transport crude oil from Uganda to Tanga port in Tanzania.

Senior Ugandan officials including Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda Richard Kabonero line up to receive President Suluhu

The development of this pipeline is being led by the licensed upstream oil companies in Uganda, with participating interests by the Governments of Uganda and Tanzania.

Uganda’s crude oil is viscous, waxy and solidifies at room temperature.

To transport it, therefore, the crude oil pipelines will be heated at a minimum temperature of 50°Celcius and insulated, in order to keep the crude oil in a liquid state.

Kutesa (R) holding talks with President Suluhu at Entebbe Airport this Sunday morning

And to maintain this operating temperature, the pipeline will be electrically heated along the entire route.

The pipelines will be insulated to ensure no damage is done to the surrounding environment.

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