The Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, has acquired 29.57 km² (2957 hectares) of land near the oil fields of the Albertine Graben Region for the development of a petro-based industrial park. The Park is located in Kabaale Parish, Buseruka Sub-County, Hoima District, and is commonly referred to as Kabaale Industrial Park (KIP).
KIP will accommodate, in a phased manner:
- Uganda’s 2nd International Airport
- Crude Oil Export Pipeline Hub
- Uganda Refinery
- Polymer and Fertilizer Industries
- Mixed (Light / Medium) Industries
- Warehousing & Logistics
- Common facilities and services including worker housing, expatriate camps, schools, recreation areas, medical facilities, among others.
A Master Plan for the development of the Park has been prepared by an international consultant, Ms. SMEC International, in consultation with Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and has been approved by Uganda’s National Physical Planning Board.
The implementation of the Master Plan, development and management of the Park have been vested in the Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC).
UNOC intends to develop KIP through a Joint Venture with a strategic partner. The strategic partner will be expected to bring into the joint venture technical expertise, financial capability and experience in the development, operationalization and management of industrial parks, in an oil and gas context.