Nairobi | September, 2018
Energy solutions services provider, Dalbit has secured two major petroleum products 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 approximately US$ 6.8 million and US$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 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 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 refuelling 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 some 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.
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.
“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 Country Business Manager John Paul Ogondi. He also added “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.”
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 an enviable niche 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.
The firm provides efficient, innovative and responsible energy solutions to clients in the development, humanitarian and economic sectors in the urban and remote regions of South Sudan. The firm has developed a fleet of operating trucks customised to traverse the challenging terrain within its areas of operation, providing a responsible and distinct market differentiation.
Dalbit South Sudan is also a keen investor in people and communities; developing human skills and investing in projects and initiatives that offer equal opportunities to its people. In partnership with the community in Rumbek, Dalbit continues to support Bishop Mazzolari School, building classrooms and amenities that have helped to provide continuous education and a sense of normalcy to the children and the community.