Contractors to build Djibouti-Ethiopia fuel pipelineStaff writer ▼ | October 1, 2015
Black Rhino and a South African-based firm have signed framework agreements to build a fuel pipeline between Djibouti and Ethiopia.
Energy and business Ties between the Horn of Africa nations
The new link will deepen growing economic ties between the Horn of Africa nations. Ethiopia is building a new railway line to Djibouti, which is seeking to become a regional shipping hub. Djibouti also hosts U.S. and French military bases.
"The pipeline will increase energy security, aid economic development and reduce harmful emissions," Black Rhino chief executive Brian Herlihy said in a statement.
The statement said the framework agreements meant the firms now had the official green light to proceed.
Black Rhino's partner in building the 550 km (340 miles) pipeline is MOGS Oil & Gas Services (BRM), a subsidiary of Royal Bafokeng Holdings. ■