Energy solutions services provider Dalbit International South Sudan has secured petroleum contracts with the World Food Programmes (WFP) that will see the company supply jet fuel to WFP bases in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The WFP bases are in Gulu, Northern Uganda and Goma in the Eastern part of DRC. The two tenders are valued at approximately Ksh797 million, with the Gulu tender estimated at Ksh686 million with Goma’s valuation reaching almost Ksh111 million.

“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.

Dalbit says that in Gulu, the firm has additionally completed the construction of a brand new operating depot with a capacity to hold more than 720,000 litres of Jet A1 products. The firm is also seeking 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.

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.

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.

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In a news communiqué issued earlier this year, the WFP announced that it had scaled up its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai Region to stem severe hunger. The communiqué issued in February confirmed that recent airlifts from France of Plumpy’Sup, a micronutrient-rich, ready-to-use supplementary food, have allowed WFP to treat 9,000 malnourished children in January.

Established in 2004, Dalbit has carved a niche as an energy soutions provider in frontier regions. It uses state of the art facilities and has established itself as a progressive petroleum supply company delivering competitive and cost-efficient energy solutions across the continent.

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