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Work to proceed on Midor refinery expansion

TechnipFMC is now able to proceed with its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) relating to the modernisation and expansion contract at Midor’s 115kbd (5.75Mnta) refinery in El Amreya Free Zone, near Alexandria, Egypt, now the remaining conditions have been completed.

The contract includes debottlenecking of existing units and delivery of new units including a crude distillation unit, vacuum distillation unit, hydrogen production plant based on proprietary steam reforming technology, as well as various process units, interconnecting, off sites, and utilities.

Starting in 2022, the modernised complex will exclusively produce Euro 5 products, with a 60% increase in the refinery’s crude oil capacity to 160kbd. Initially capacity was to be expanded to 175kbd 8.75Mnta).