Dalbit, an oil field equipment supplier with operations in Nairobi, Kenya, has secured two major petroleum product supply contracts with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Gulu, Northern Uganda and Goma, in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Valued at an estimated $6.8 million and $1.1 million, respectively, the two tenders secured following competitive bidding processes will see Dalbit International South Sudan supply Jet fuel to the WFP bases in Gulu and Goma.
In Gulu, the Energy solutions services provider, has additionally completed the construction of a brand new operating depot with a capacity to hold more than 720,000 litres of Jet A1 (fuel based on unleaded kerosene blend) products.
The firm is additionally building and will operate a depot to world-class standards in Goma to facilitate the smooth execution of the tender. The operations will include a compact refueling bowser configured to serve various types of aircraft.
The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists about 80 million people in around 80 countries.
At the Dalbit 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.
Gas oil is a fuel that is cheaper than normal road diesel due to it being a rebated fuel used for heating, vehicles, as well as machinery in the construction and agricultural sector.
Established in 2004, Dalbit has carved out a niche market as the reliable and dependable energy solutions provider of choice in the frontier regions. Using its state of the art facilities, it has established itself as a progressive petroleum supply company delivering competitive and cost-efficient energy solutions across the continent.
Dalbit operates four depots in Juba, Rumbek, Wau and Bor with a storage capacity of over 6 million litres for Gasoil and Jet-A14.
“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,” said Dalbit International South Sudan Country Business Manager, John Paul Ogondi.
“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,” he added.