Egypt lets contract for Midor refinery expansion
The government of Egypt has let a contract to TechnipFMC PLC to provide services related to the implementation of the expansion at state-owned Middle East Oil Refinery Co.’s (Midor) 115,000-b/d refinery in El Amreya Free Zone, Alexandria, Egypt.
Signed on June 7, the $1.7-billion contract will cover construction, supplies, and engineering designs for the expansion, which aims to increase overall refining capacity at the site by 60% to 175,000 b/d, Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MPMR) said.
Overall cost of Midor’s expansion project—which will include participation of Egypt’s ENPPI and Petrojet—will amount to about $2.2 billion, MOP said.
Alongside increasing Midor’s crude processing capacity, the expansion also will raise the refinery’s current LNG production by about 145,000 tonnes/year, benzene 95 by about 600,000 tpy, and jet fuel by about 1.3 million tpy.
The Midor expansion comes as part of MPMR’s integrated plan to develop, upgrade, and increase efficiency and production quality of Egypt’s refineries through implementation of a series of new projects across manufacturing sites to help meet domestic petroleum product demand as well as reduce imports from abroad, said Tariq El-Molla, Egypt’s minister of petroleum and natural resources.
The Egyptian government previously let contracts to TechnipFMC and Honeywell UOP LLC for work on previous iterations of the Midor expansion project (OGJ Online, July 27, 2015; Apr. 9, 2015).