P900 million Francistown fuel depot expansion project takes off

·Will expand the facility from current 35 million litres by additional 60 million litres

·Construction to run for 24 months (2 years)

·Civil & Building works awarded to Concor – Excavator Hire Joint venture

The much-awaited expansion of the Botswana Oil Francistown fuel depot has finally taken off, the project was officially kick-started by Ministry of Minerals & Energy leadership on Friday, 28 October 2022.

This project was conceptualized to expand the bulk petroleum storage depot at Francistown by 60 million liters to meet the Government Strategic Stock Cover of 60 days for petroleum products in the northeast consumption envelop.

The depot ‘s current capacity is 35-million-liter storage. This storage facility is currently the country ‘s largest fuel reserve, and is located in the second city targeting the North-eastern uptake of about 35% of national demand. It is strategically located for Matola-Zimbabwe route

The Project entails construction of road loading and offloading gantries with other associated infrastructure developments and Construction of the tanks farm, rail offloading facility and office building.

The was suspended in 2017 due to funding challenges. Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management Service provider engaged to carry out the Design Review and Re-Design of the Suspended 2017 Project.

Procurement of Civil and Building Contractor started in 2022, resulting in appointment of Concor-EH JV. Mechanical and Electrical Works RFP currently under evaluation. Erection of tanks tender to follow soon after.

As part of its strategy of ensuring security of supply on behalf of the Government, BOL is currently embarking on several strategic projects to increase fuel storages capacity in-country.

The expansion of the Francistown Depot, construction of the Tshele Hills Depot as well as construction of the Ghanzi Depot will see Botswana inch towards the realization of the Government’s vision of fuel security for the country.

Acquisition of coastal storages in neighboring countries, which is also being progressed by BOL, will further contribute to our intent to safe-guard security of fuel supply for Botswana.

𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐭

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭: Francistown Fuel Depot Expansion

𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭: Botswana Oil Limited

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 & 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐫: Botswana Government

𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲: 60 million litres

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭: P900 million

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 24 months (2 years)

𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 & 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫: Concor- EH JV

𝐌𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 & 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐑𝐅𝐏: Under Evaluation

𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫: Still at procurement stage

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