TechnipFMC signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) treaty with Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR). It includes the modernization and expansion of Egypt’s existing complex near Alexandria.
This EPC contract covers the debottlenecking of existing units along with the delivery of new units. It comprises a Crude Distillation Unit, a Vacuum Distillation Unit, a hydrogen production facility based on steam reforming technology. Besides, it includes various process units, interconnecting, offsite, and utilities.
TechnipFMC and MIDOR will launch the complex in 2022. It will exclusively produce Euro V products. In addition, the refinery’s original capacity will increase by 60% up to 160.000 barrels per day of crude oil.
“This award demonstrates our long-standing relationship with MIDOR which started in 2001, with the delivery of their grassroot refinery. Over the years, we have supported our client with studies and engineering services. In 2015, we finalized a joint agreement with SACE to ensure an export credit facility to support a major expansion and modernization project, while carrying out early works including FEED and open book estimate. We are proud to support our client MIDOR in improving the production quality of their refinery, considered the most advanced of the Mediterranean region and African continent.” Nello Uccelletti, President of TechnipFMC’s stated.
The company is discussing the remaining terms with MIDOR prior to the project. When all the requirements will be fulfilled, TechnipFMC will incorporate the contract award in its inbound.
Furthermore, TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract for the Assiut refinery Hydrocracker complex basic design in the spirit of cooperation with the Egyptian government.