Kenya: New IFO supplier to launch in August
12 Jul 2011 13:33 GMT
| Kenya-based bunker supplier Fossil Fuels Ltd. has revealed that it will shortly commence supplying 180-centistoke (cst) intermediate fuel oil at the port of Mombasa and offshore.|
Speaking to Bunker Index, bunker sales manager Johana Mwangome confirmed that the company plans to introduce two double-hulled vessels into the market at the start of August.
The Mussa-K is a tanker barge with a total storage capacity of 1200 cubic metres (cbm) and a pumping rate of 2 x 250 cbm per hour. The vessel is capable of storing two different grades of fuel, but the company intends to use it for deliveries of 180-cst only.
The tanker barge Alpha Kirawira has a storage capacity of 1500 cbm and a pumping rate of 2 x 150 cbm per hour. The vessel has onboard blending capabilities and will be used to deliver both 180-cst and MGO to customers.
Up until now Fossil Fuels Ltd. has specialized in supplying only MGO to clients calling at Mombasa. From next month the company will be able to target a larger number of ships by being able to meet the needs of operators requiring both intermediate fuel oil and distillates.
According to Mwangome, the company's strategy will be to supply both in port and off port limits with the Mussa-K operating inside the port of Mombasa and the larger Alpha Kirawira carrying out deliveries to clients offshore.
Contact details for Fossil Fuels Ltd. have been provided below.
Telephone: +254 41 231 9936
Telephone: +254 41 231 9938
Telephone: +254 41 231 9939
Fax: +254 20 807 0281
Fax: +254 20 807 0283
Sauti Ya Kenya Road
P.O Box 87126