MOSCOW (MRC) -- President Abdel Fattah El- Sisi inaugurated ASORC complex project in Assuit, which plans to increase refining capacities of the refining plants along the Egyptian geographical petroleum zones, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.
This high octane complex with investments of USD450 mln, with a production capacity of 800,000 tpy constituting a powerful addition to the Ministry of Petroleum.
The project was executed in light of the cooperation between ASORC and Enppi – the engineering arm of the petroleum sector – and one of its major pillars as the main contractor of the project. Enppi’s scope of work includes basic and detailed engineering activities, procurement, E&I installation works, construction supervision, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up of all the project’s units. The civil and mechanical works execution was performed by PETROJET.
Furthermore, more than 18 MM manhours without lost time injuries have been achieved as a result of implementing the precautionary procedures to maintain safety and avoidance of Covid-19 pandemic.
As per MRC, the Egyptian Propylene and Polypropylene Company (EPPC), one of two propylene and polypropylene (PP) producers in Egypt, plans to resume production at the end of March at its polypropylene (PP) plant in Port Said, Egypt, following a planned preventive measures. Repair work at this enterprise with a capacity of 350 thousand tons of PP per year was started in early February of this year. The company also operates a propylene plant on the same site of similar capacity.
It was previously reported that the last time EPPC closed the PP plant in Port Said for a one-month maintenance was on 23 November, 2016.
The Egyptian Propylene & Polypropylene Company (EPPC) was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cairo. The petrochemical complex in Port Said (170 km from Cairo) for the production of propylene and polypropylene was put into operation in 2010.