January 20 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has secured an offshore logistics services project in Tanzania from China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) and Anglo Eastern Ship Management.

The contract will see ISS support the construction of a USD3.2 billion deep water gas pipeline linking the Mnazi Bay gas field to Dar es Salaam.

The 532 km gas pipeline, which will run from Mnazi Bay, Mtwara and Songo Song in the Kilwa District to Dar es Salaam, will supply power stations with 3,900 MW of electricity, as well as connecting commercial and domestic users in several major cities.

The contract includes the agency and husbandry of specialised vessels, including a unique custom built pipe laying craft which features a 1,600-tonne crane and accommodation for 230 construction workers.

The project is due for completion in December 2014.