Dalbit International South Sudan, a fuel company, has secured petroleum deals worth Shs29.5 billion to supply jet fuel to World Food Programme (WFP) bases in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The WFP bases are in Gulu, Northern Uganda and Goma in the Eastern part of DRC. The Gulu tender IS estimated at Shs25.4 billion while Goma’s valuation is worth about Shs4.1 billion
John Paul Ogondi, the company’s Country Business Manager said: “We are excited that Dalbit has secured the contract to supply WFP in Gulu and Goma and this works well with our commitment to fuelling regional growth across the social and economic development fronts.”
The company says it has completed the construction of a brand new operating depot in Gulu with a capacity to hold more than 720,000 litres of Jet A1 products. It is also preparing to build and operate a depot to world-class standards in Goma to facilitate the smooth execution of the tender. The operations will include a compact refuelling bowser configured to serve various types of aircraft.
It says at the Goma depot, engineering works are at an advanced stage to complete the fabrication of two petroleum products holding tanks. Each of them, with a capacity of 1 million litres, will be connected to ancillary infrastructure including a purpose-built fuelling bay with a further two storage tanks for Jet A1 and Gasoil fuels.
The company operates four depots in Juba, Rumbek, Wau and Bor with a storage capacity of over 6 million litres for Gasoil and Jet-A14.
“In such remote areas, Dalbit is deploying tailor-made solutions including customised product delivery options to enable WFP to meet its humanitarian mandate efficiently and cost-effectively,” Mr. Ogondi said.
Founded in 2004, Dalbit has carved a niche as an energy solutions provider in frontier regions as it uses the state of the art facilities and has positioned itself as a progressive petroleum supply company delivering competitive and cost-efficient energy solutions across the continent.