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pipes Amanufacturer is set to construct HDPE pipe factory in Ruiru area of Kiambu county in Kenya with an eye on the East African Market.

Megapipes Solutions Limited proposes to construct a Factory for manufacturing of HDPE Plastic pipes, namely double wall structured HDPE pipes (Weholite) and solid wall HDPE pipes for drainage and sanitation Projects in Kenya and neighboring countries.

According to a NEMA report seen by Construction Online News, the purpose of this Project is to have a local manufacturing of innovative, state-of-the-art products for the growing requirements of sanitation and drainage projects in Kenya, contributing to the local economy and industrialization process and avoiding importation of such products.

The Factory will be constructed on 10acres piece of land LR NO LR 11294/30&31 located in
Mugutha Location, Ruiru Sub County.

The Factory is designed to have various phases starting with building a 4000m2 Factory for the manufacturing of Weholite pipes from 800mm to 3000mm diameter. Weholite is a structured wall pipe or structural panel made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

HDPE structured wall pipes are manufactured by extrusion of a hollow rectangular box section which is continuously wound onto a mandrel.

The production of the HDPE box section is done through various steps which include Extrusion which converts the polymeric particulates into a homogenous, pressurized melt. The use of the die is to pre-form the molten polymer coming from the extruder to a preliminary shape.

Calibration Process follows immediately downstream of the extrusion die, where the profile is cooled and solidified, and where its outer dimensions are fixed.

M/S Mangat IB Patel (MIBP) Ltd. to undertake engineering designs for the Project including Environmental Impact Assessment Study Report (EIA).

The site where the factory will be constructed is accessed from Thika Superhighway after the Ruiru River Bridge using the Murera road past Matundu Estate to a right turn at Kofinaf Coffee Mills.

“The HDPE (Weholite) pipes manufacturing factory will provide 100 direct jobs and generate indirect employment for about 1,000 people during construction and operation stage,” says firm’s owner Juerg Fluehmann.

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