Angola Announces Public Tender For Soyo Refinery

The following article has been corrected from a previous version that erroneously references an unrelated project.

  • The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum (MIREMPET) will launch a public tender for the construction of a refinery in Soyo.
  • The tender aligns with Angola’s efforts to boost domestic refining capacity.
  • Locations for other planned refineries include Cabinda and Lobito.

Luanda, Angola, August 27, 2019 – Angola’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum (MIREMPET) announced on Monday the launch of an international public tender for the construction of a privately-owned oil refinery in Soyo.

According to an official statement, MIREMPET will shortly be communicating the details of the presentation of the project and the launch date of the invitation for tender, including the program, specifications and other tender documents.

Angola is currently seeking to develop its domestic refining sector and reduce its reliance upon and associated costs of imported fuel volumes, specifically through the construction of several new refineries.

These include the construction of the 60,000-barrel per day Cabinda refinery and the 200,000-barrel per day Lobito refinery, as well as the refurbishment of the currently operational Luanda refinery.

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