Egypt: EPC Tecnimont Finalises 550 Million Dollar Contract for New Ammonia Facility in Egypt
Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation’s new Ammonia plant will be located Ain Sokhna, Egypt. Tecnimont was selected as the EPC partner for this project which is expected to produce 1,320 MTPD of ammonia in the region.
Milan/Italy – Maire Tecnimont has recently announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont has finalised with Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC) all technical and commercial conditions of the EPC contract related to the implementation of a new Ammonia plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. Maire Tecnimont Group had already been selected as the exclusive EPC contractor, as announced to the market on September 12, 2019. The contract’s value is approximately 550 million dollars.
The plant will produce 1,320 MTPD (metric tonnes per day) of ammonia and includes extensive utilities and offsites facilities. The scope of work includes full engineering, procurement and construction activities. Project completion is scheduled after 36 months from the contract effective date, which will be triggered by the financial closing of the project.
The produced ammonia will be used to feed an Ammonium Nitrate plant, already existing and in operation in the same industrial facility, also owned by EHC.
Basil El-Baz, Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation Chairman, commented: “This contract is another outstanding opportunity to work with Maire Tecnimont, a company we trust with best in class expertise and experience. The EHC expansion project is a vote of confidence in the Egyptian economy and the reforms that have been undertaken to date. The project will serve as a catalyst for the mining sector, attracting foreign investment and increasing employment opportunities and providing the raw materials needed for the sectors activities.”
Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, added: “With this achievement we are proving once again the great resilience of our core business in a particularly challenging period for the whole market. We are also really proud to play a strategic role in the development of the fertiliser industry in Egypt with an entrepreneurial client such as EHC.”