Adolphe Moudiki, the managing director of the National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH), announces that Douala-based First Service Sarl is awarded a contract worth 44.7 million FCFA for repairs of cases of erosion observed in the right-of-way of the Bipaga 1 pipeline near Kribi.
First Service Sarl has a period of three months to carry out this contract on this pipeline located in the field which served in 2014 as the place of supply of the first CNG-powered cars in Cameroon.
It is also through this site that the evacuation by tank trucks of barrels of oil produced on the Mvia field since November 24, 2013 is being done. These products are stored on the tanker Lobe, off Kribi, before being sold at the Sonara.
The Bipaga field is important for the SNH in that it is the only site at the moment where the gas refilling of CNG vehicles takes place. The tests carried out show that the autonomy of the said cars is 150 km. When the journey is longer, they automatically switch to gasoline.
Ultimately, the SNH and its partner Perenco want to attract investors interest in this technology that is already widespread throughout the world, including in Africa. Because it has the advantage of being less polluting than that involving the use of conventional fuels, and generally less expensive.