Transnet Pipelines

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Petronet
IndustryPipeline services
Founded1965
HeadquartersDurban
Key people
Charl Möller, Chief Executive
Lennie Moodley, Chief Operations Manager
Rob Bowden, CFO
ProductsPipeline operation service
Petroleum storage
Pipeline infrastructure management
Revenue~ R1 bn 2006
Number of employees
~ 500
Websitehttp://www.transnetpipelines.net/

Transnet Pipelines, a subsidiary of Transnet, is the principal operator of South Africa's fuel pipeline system. It is responsible for over 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) of pipelines. It is responsible for petroleum storage and pipeline maintenance. Transnet Pipelines works with petrols, diesel fuel, jet fuel, crude oil and natural gas (methane rich gas). Total throughput is over 16 billion litres (3.5 billion imperial gallons; 4.2 billion US gallons) per year.

Transnet Pipelines uses a telecontrol system to monitor its pipeline. The telecontrol system is by Siemens Systems and "allows for automatic leak detection and batch tracking". The system operates with a 4-second delay between an event in the pipeline and on-screen display in Durban.

The company's projects include a new multiproduct pipeline corridor between Gauteng and Durban. It is working on a partnership with Pande Gas in Mozambique.

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