24 int'l agreements signed by Oil Ministry during EGYPS 2020

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 - 02:34 GMT

People visiting last year’s Egypt Petroleum Show – EGYPS official website

People visiting last year’s Egypt Petroleum Show – EGYPS official website

CAIRO - 13 February 2020: The Ministry of Petroleum and its affiliate companies have signed 24 agreements and memorandums of understanding with international companies and institutions.

This comes as part of the three-day Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020).

Eight deals were signed with US giants Bechtel and Chevron Corporations and British Petroleum (BP) company. Some other deals were inked with Schlumberger international, Italy’s Landi Renzo and Saipem companies, Shell Egypt, Canada’s Methanex Corporation, Germany’s Siempelkamp and Europe's Neptune Energy company.

Other cooperation deals were signed with Chile, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea and the US Trade and Development Agency.

Among the key agreements signed is the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company’s deal with the US Bechtel Corporation to implement a refining and petrochemical complex in the Suez Canal Economic Zone at an investment cost worth about 6.7 billion dollars.

The ministry also signed a deal to cooperate with Neptune Energy Company in exploring for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Suez with $35 million investments. The deal included a grant valued at $11 million to dig three wells.

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation also signed a cooperation agreement with British Petroleum (BP) Company on fueling ships.

As part of the activities held during the EGYPS 2020, two deals were signed between Egypt’s Petrojet and Italy’s Saipem company for implementing projects in Libya and offering advanced training programs for Egyptian cadres.

A contract was signed with Germany’s Siempelkamp to establish a project for producing medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panels at investments that are worth about 210 million euros.

A consortium of Egyptian companies including the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), the Egyptian International Gas Technology (Gastec), and the Natural Gas Vehicles Company (CAR GAS) signed two deals with the Italian Landi Renzo company for locally assembling of the natural gas supply stations and the components needed for converting vehicles to run on natural gas in Egypt.

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