|OVL- built Sudan Pipeline dedicated to the people of Sudan|
10 December, 2005
The ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) built 741-km-long multi product Pipeline was dedicated to the people of Sudan by HE Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the first vice – President, Government of Sudan, in the presence of HE Dr. Awad Al Jazz, Minister of Energy & Mining, Government of Sudan and HE the Ambassador of India in Sudan Mr. Deepak Vohra at a formal ceremony on 10 th December, 2005 at Khartoum Refinery, Khartoum, Sudan.
The 12" x 741 km multi product pipeline system is the maiden overseas EPC venture of OVL, the wholly owned subsidiary of ONGC. OVL successfully completed the pipeline project linking Khartoum Refinery to Port Sudan in 14 months, against the contractual schedule of 16 months. With the completion of this project 2 months ahead of schedule, ONGC Videsh Ltd. has exhibited its expertise to undertake overseas construction projects setting a benchmark in international project implementation.
HE Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the first vice – President, Government of Sudan, unveiling the plaque commemorating the completion of the pipeline
The pipeline is designed to transport Motor Spirit, Gas Oil and white products like Kerosene and Fuel Oil. The pipeline system included construction of the main line, piping works for 6 pumping stations, 10 Block Valve stations, laying of Fiber optic cable for voice and data transfer and integrating latest SCADA & Telecom Systems for Data Management and Communication.
A view of the plaque
The project, financed by OVL has a contract price of USD 194 Million. Repayments to OVL shall be made by Ministry of Energy and Mining, Government of Sudan, over a period of 9 years in 18 half yearly equated installments, the first installment being due on 30/12/2005.
HE the Ambassador of India in Sudan Mr. Deepak Vohra at the function