ZK International Group Co., Ltd. (ZKIN) is looking to expand its business operations into the emerging multi-billion dollar metal pipe market located in Africa. ZK International is initially targeting Uganda for its growth in the oil and gas sectors.
ZK International eyes the Ugandan government’s oil and gas initiative to build a 1,445 KM pipeline from Lake Albert in Uganda to the Port of Tanga in Tanzania. The Ugandan Upstream Oil and Gas Development Project is focused on three major projects on the shores of Lake Albert with Tullow Oil, Total, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) as partners.
These projects are somewhat challenging due to their remoteness, complex geology and waxy crude oils that are difficult to transport to market. ZK International is confident that their patented piping system will be able to handle the terrain and crude oil for not only Uganda, but neighboring countries in East Africa as well.