Licence to construct a refinery, conversion plant or other petroleum process plant

Regulate the exploration, development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda

  • Refinery, conversion plant or other petroleum process plant configuration including-
    • basic process configuration including piping and instrumentation diagram of the process units, utilities and offsite facilities;
    • process technology selection and licensors;
    • material and energy balances;
    • process flow diagrams of the plant;
    • electrical single line diagram; and
    • the plant layout.
  • Project execution strategy including-
    • building plans;
    • risk assessment;
    • the project implementation schedule; and
    • product storage and distribution plan including facility design, layout and metering.
  • Quality assessment including-
    • detailed list of equipment and test procedures;
    • quality control programs; and
    • crude oil or feed-stock supply and product metering procedures and evacuation schemes.
  • process safety considerations and utilities provision including-
    • electric power generation and plant earthen philosophy;
    • power distribution, load flow analysis and short circuit study;
    • control and instrumentation systems including process system and alarms, fire and gas system and emergency shutdown design (ESD) system design and implementation;
    • waste disposal program of the refinery, conversion plant or other petroleum process plant including solid, liquid and gaseous wastes;
    • hazard and operability (HAZOP) report;
    • safety analysis function evaluation (SAFE) chart;
    • 3-D model walk-through reports;
    • hazard identification (HAZID) and risk assessment report;
    • cause and effect diagrams;
    • safety equipment layout; and
    • general facilities layout.
Note:
  • To expand or substantially modify a refinery, conversion plant or other petroleum process plant, the licensee shall apply to the Minister for approval and the application shall be in Form 1 and accompanied by a fee prescribed of 1,000 USD.
  • For renewal of a facility license, an application shall be made to the Minister in form 8 and attach the following;
    • A copy of the current license together with the previously approved plans and specifications of the facility.
    • A certificate of facility testing to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose.
    • A certificate of safety stating that the facility has been tested and is safe for operation; and
    • Evidence of payment of the fee prescribed.
  • Phone: +256 414 320423/4
  • Physical Address: Plot 34 – 36 Lugard Avenue
  • Postal Address: P.O. Box 833, Entebbe, Uganda
  • Jurisdiction: National
  • Email Address: ed@pau.go.ug
  • Website: http://www.pau.go.ug
  • Operating Hours: Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
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