Six Firms Contend to Design Ethiopia's Largest Depot

By Berhane Hailemariam

Only one of the consultants, which is bidding jointly with an international one, is a local firm

Half a dozen companies bid to consult and design the nation's largest depot located on the outskirts of Addis Abeba, Dukem, for a projected cost of 2.3 billion Br.

The bid was floated by the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) last Wednesday, to hire an engineering and project management consultant for the Depot that will have the capacity to reserve 240 million litres of petroleum.

The consultant will prepare the final design of the project, assist in the selection of contractors and supervise the overall project.