Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, has commissioned two new storage tanks to grow its fuel storage capacity by 10 million litres. Vivo Energy Uganda currently runs 116 Shell Service stations across Uganda.
Being land-locked, Uganda faces transport infrastructural challenges which make the process of supply and delivery of fuel burdensome. The Kenya Pipeline also experiences breakdowns that affects supply reliability into the market.
"At Vivo Energy, our priority is to maintain a constant, reliable supply of Shell superior fuels and lubricants to our customers, to meet specific needs. We constantly focus on improving our systems and processes, we aim to establish ourselves as most reliable and most competitive. To this end we have invested in growing our storage capacity by additional 10 million litres for both Unleaded Petrol and Diesel to ensure we have a buffer that supports supply reliability,” stated Hans Paulsen, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda.
Mr. John Friday, Assistant Commissioner Petroleum Supply, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, applauded Vivo Energy Uganda for their role and commitment in providing Ugandans with reliable and affordable supply of quality fuels and commended the company for all its recent developments. "It is our mandate as the Ministry of Energy to promote, regulate and monitor petroleum supply and quality in Uganda in an environmentally safe and sustainable, free and competitive market. One of our main goals is to meet the petroleum needs of the Ugandan population for social and economic development," he said.
Present at the commissioning, Mr. Christian Chammas, Vivo Energy Group CEO, reaffirmed the Company’s commitment to growing all its businesses in Africa. “We are investing in excess of $250m over the next 3 years to grow our business and contribute to economic growth. We are injecting new capital in the businesses, investing in new sites and facilities, and constantly improving our customer experience."
Vivo Energy boasts of leadership in product innovation and quality leadership. The company recently launched Shell Fuelsave unleaded petrol and diesel which are economy fuels that have a saving benefit for the customer as well as their recent launch of a mobile fuel testing lab that ensures the quality of their products is well protected across the supply chain.
About Vivo Energy Uganda
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda for over 60 years. Vivo Energy Uganda has a storage capacity of 8,297 m³ and 116 service stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retail stores. Vivo Energy Uganda employs 120 permanent employees but the business provides indirect employment to over 3,000 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.
Vivo Energy operates in Retail; Commercial Fuels (Marine, Mining and Aviation in partnership with Vitol Aviation); Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.
The company employs around 2,000 people and operates 1,430 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants will have blending capacity of around 170,000 metric tons at plants in seven countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) producing Shell branded lubricants.
Vivo Energy Uganda: Corporate Communications Manager
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