Key Facts

  • Owner: Egyptian Refining Company
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Status: Execution
  • Classification: Oil Refinery, Oil Processing
  • Contract: $1,600m
  • Contract Type: EPC
  • Main contract completion: Q4 2016
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Egyptian Refinery Company (ERC) is building a new hydrocracker and vacuum distillation unit at the Mostorod refinery, located 10 kilometres north of Egypt’s capital.

The new units will share facilities with the existing 142,000 barrel a day (b/d) refinery at Mostorod, operated by Cairo Oil Refining Company (CORC), but is part of a broader scheme to increase and update the country’s refining capacity and reduce its fuel import bill.

ERC will purchase fuel from state-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), but will also sell its entire production of refined products back to EGPC at international prices.

This profile covers the crude distillation unit.