Eng. Caleb Olali-Bsc. (Eng); R. Eng; MERB; MIEK

Director in-charge of mechanical services


1969: University of East Africa University College of Nairobi
Bsc. Mechanical Engineering

1. Member of Institute of Plant Engineers - 972 (UK Institution)

2. Member of Institute of Engineers and Technician (Chairman – Kenya section) - 1976 (UK Institution).

3. Member of American Society of Lubricant Engineers -1975
(American Institute)

4. Fellow Institute of Petroleum- 1978 (UK Int.)

5. Registered Engineer 1982 Kenya

6. Fellow of Institute of International Engineers -1986 (UK Int.)


1. 1974 Caltex Int. Tech. Center – Sydney Petroleum manufacture & Testing
2. 1974 Caltex Philippines Petroleum Products Marketing
3. 1975 De La Salle College – Manila Philippines

Diploma course – Marketing and Administration

4. 1979 Shell Int. Petroleum Corp. –London

Petroleum Marketing, Distribution and Accounting.

5. 1992 Penstate University-United States

Executive Management


1. 1988 - Undertook a study to establish the cause of frequent failures of Sugar Mill Roll bearing for Sony

sugar company
2. 1993 - Undertook study on sugar and molasses industries in Kenya (contract by Sentrachem- South Africa)

3. 1993 - Petroleum Market and Pricing study (subcontract by Arthur D. Little) World Bank initiated project

for Kenya Government.

4. 1977 - Wrote a paper –“Energy Conscience and Development” (The Engineer Journal)

5. 1974 - Wrote a paper – “Application and marketing of Petroleum products in East Africa”.

( For Plant Engineer journal)

6. 1997 - Review the Study, re-evaluation and planning for the revival of the Kisumu Molasses Project-

( Assignment by the Spectre International)

7. 2003/2004 - Chairman of Special KPC Board Committee, appointed to perform in-depth audit and investigation on

projects mentioned in the Government Technical Audit in relation to corruptive and irregular KP

Management practices, between the years 1998-2003


Institution Activities/Tasks Carried out


Nov 2005 to date Syldon & Partners Principal partner in-charge of mechanical services Director
2002 –To June 2005

Kenya Pipeline

Member of The Board of Directors of Kenya Pipeline
(Limited consultancy practise)

Director and

Chairman of

Technical and

Tender committee
2000-2001 National Oil Corp Design and Project Management of National Oil Corp. Petroleum Storage and Truck Loading Facility- Nairobi- (with Professional Consultants)

Design of


safety and

operation functions

June/ July 2000 Kenya Shell Environmental impact Evaluation and technical Assessment of Agip Depots / Terminals -. Equipment & facility w.r.t
Standards, Performance and usability.

Practical investigation and

assessment of


May 2000 Kenya Shell Investigation of LPG losses at Nairobi Terminal As above
March 2000 Shell Sudan Project Inspection & Design Verification of El Gaili Petroleum Terminal Layout and Facility including Tank fabrication ,erection & Fire fighting facility As above

Kenya Shell

(Shell Tanzania)
Design verification, Management and Technical Supervision of the Construction & Handling Facility at Geita Tanzania. The facility included an 8 million-liter middle Distillate Fuel Vertical Tanks, 100m3 bulk lube tanks, and associated handling equipment & fire fighting infrastructure Project Manager
1998 National Oil Corp. (Sub-contract by Professional Consultants) Design of Layout and Tank farm for
Proposed Nairobi Truck loading facility

Design and

project Supervision

1996 East Africa Spectre LPG Marketing Study  
1993 World Bank (Sub-contract by Arthur D. Little Petroleum Pricing & Marketing study Research and evaluation of data on Ethanol as fuel
1988 SentraChem- PTY-S.A Study on prospects for Sugar and Molasses based industries in Kenya Research and evaluation of data
1987 South Nyanza Sugar investigation of, and establishment of cause of frequent failures of the oil lubricated Mill Roll bearings.. Technical investigation of tribological failure.
1984 Mumias sugar Company In plant Training of Engineering, Technical, and Production Personnel on Plant and Equipment Maintenance. Knowledge Course on Handling and Application of Petroleum Fuels & Lubricants
Training on design and application of lubricants
1984 Chemelil Sugar Company As Above As Above
1984 Nzoia Sugar Company As Above As Above


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