Beira boosts Engen’s energy supply
Engen has significantly increased its supply capacity to southern African countries with the launch of its new terminal in Beira, Mozambique.
The 24 000 m³ terminal is aimed at strategically boosting security of supply of petrol, diesel and lubricants to the main hubs in Mozambique, as well as to other countries in southern Africa where Engen has operations, including Zimbabwe.
“We’ve successfully tested railway capabilities from Beira to Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe, and to Francistown, in Botswana,” says Drikus Kotze, GM of Engen’s International Business Division.
“This means that we can take some pressure off of our Durban refinery and supply Botswana and Zimbabwe directly from our new depot in Mozambique,” he adds.
“Having sufficient capacity in the region will reduce our dependency on third parties, lessen our cost of supply through the pipeline and improve efficiencies,” says Teodomiro Sarmento, MD of Engen Mozambique.
The depot is fully operational and the first pipeline injections have been successfully executed. Besides the fuel terminal in Beira, Engen has fuel storage arrangements with third parties in Maputo and Nacala. It also operates lubricants warehouses in Maputo, Beira and Tete.