TotalEnergies is set to award within weeks at least two critical line pipe supply contracts worth at least $300 million for its East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), the only major bid process yet to be concluded on this huge infrastructure project running through Uganda and Tanzania.

Originally, one preferred bidder was set to win this prestigious contract, but it is understood that for a number of reasons, the French supermajor has for some months been giving serious consideration to splitting the work scope into as many as three separate orders.