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Summary Information

The project is also know as the Mostorod Refinery Project

  • Ownership: Citadel Capital
  • Website:
  • Location: Near Cairo
  • Capacity: 5.23 million tons/annum & 112,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Preparation
  • Expected Completion: 2015
  • Budget: $3.0 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: New Facility
  • Project Summary: An upgrading facility to be built next to the existing Cairo Refinery and will use heavy products as feedstock.
  • Main Contractors: ERC has agreed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project with a consortium formed between GS Engineering & Construction Corporation (GS) of South Korea and Mitsui & Company, Ltd. of Japan. Worley Parsons Ltd has been commissioned as the project management contractor on behalf of ERC for the construction program.
    • Maire Tecnimont: Hydrogen Production Unit, Sulphur Recovery Units, Tail Gas Treatment unit, Amine Processing Unit
  • The Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) is building a state-of-the-art US$ 3 billion greenfield second-stage oil refinery in the Greater Cairo Area, which will produce over 4 million tons of refined products, including over 2 million tons of EURO V diesel, the cleanest fuel of its type in the world. ERC’s production will be sold to the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) under a 25-year offtake agreement at international prices.
  • Regulatory and environmental approvals for the project have been obtained and ERC has signed a lump-sum turnkey contract with GS Engineering & Construction / Mitsui & Co. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2015.
  • The main part of the debt is expected to come from JBIC and Nexi with 40%. Kexim will provide 30% and the rest will come from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and African Development Bank (AfDB).

Refining Units

  • The ERC facility will consist of a vacuum distillation unit, a hydro-cracking unit, naphtha and distillate hydro-treating units, a reforming unit, a hydrogen plant and a delayed coking unit.
  • one Hydrogen Production Unit (HPU) of 100,000 Nm3/h capacity;
  • Three Sulphur Recovery Units (SRU) of 162.5 ton/day capacity each;
  • One Tail Gas Treatment unit (TGT) of 325 ton/day capacity;
  • One Amine Processing Unit of 90 m3/h capacity.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Will use heavy products from adjacent refinery.

Products Produced

  • Diesel, jet fuel and naphtha


  • 2007 - Mitsui and GS E&C signed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract
  • 2010 - Mitsui signs $200 million loan agreement
  • 2012 - Maire Tecnimont signs contract for Hydrogen Production Unit, Sulphur Recovery Units, Tail Gas Treatment unit and Amine Processing Unit

Other Information

  • The political volatility is threatening to delay the project.

Relevant Links

  1. Project Web Page
  2. Mitsui and GS E&C signed US$1.8Bil Egypt refinery order
  3. News of Project Financing
  4. Awarded Contract of USD 1.8 billion for Overseas Plant Project Egypt ERC Hydrocracker Project
  5. Overview from IFC
  6. Overview from EIB
  7. Egypt's US$3.6bn refinery finance delay
  8. Signing of Loan Agreement for greenfield second-stage oil refinery in Mosorod, Egypt
  9. New Contracts For Maire Tecnimont In Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Business

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