TechnipFMC starts work on Egypt's new Hydrocracking Complex

TechniqueFMCTechnipFMC has announced the completion of the remaining conditions required to enable work to commence on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC) to construct a new Hydrocracking Complex for the Assiut refinery in Egypt

As previously announced, this major EPC contract covers new process units such as a Vacuum Distillation Unit, a Diesel Hydrocracking Unit, a Delayed Coker Unit, a Distillate Hydrotreating Unit as well as a Hydrogen Production Facility Unit using TechnipFMC’s steam reforming proprietary technology

The project also includes other process units, interconnecting, offsites and utilities.

The project supports the Egyptian Government’s Energy Transition strategy and is set to reinforce the economic growth of rural areas while minimising environmental emissions as well as reducing the government export bill. 

The complex is expected to transform lower-value petroleum products from Assiut Oil Refining Company’s (ASORC) nearby refinery into approximately 2.8 million tonnes per year of cleaner products, such as Euro V diesel.

The contract award will be included in the Company’s fourth quarter 2020 inbound orders.

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