Cairo Oil Refinery Company, Mostorod, Egyptian Refinery Company, Egypt

HEL is providing Project Management to WorleyParsons for a $3 billion oil refinery development in Egypt. ESIA development to international financing institutions (IFC, EIB) standards, development of ESMP; Environmental and Social Management Plans were prepared by HEL. Throughout the extensive study all the work was scrutinised closely by the European Investment Bank’s E&S advisers ERM. Aspects of the ESIA included detailed computer modelling of air quality to demonstrate the pollution reduction performance of the new development. Close attention was also given to the large population which is located very close to the refinery site.
The Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) is upgrading the existing Cairo Oil Refining Company (CORC) refinery at Mostorod, Egypt. The Project will process atmospheric residue from the CORC refinery to high value grade products such as gasoline, diesel and LPG.
This undertaking is a major step in upgrading a low grade, polluting product to more valuable and cleaner products, such as ultra low sulfur diesel for domestic consumption.
WorleyParsons was awarded a program management services contract for the engineering, procurement and construction phase of the project in April 2007. In March 2008, ERC commissioned a multidiscipline team led by WorleyParsons and Project Managed by Andy Huckbody to conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for this project.
The pragmatic identification and mitigation of environment and social impacts has delivered a refinery which will produce products extremely valuable to the Egyptian economy, eliminate the emission of 93,000 tons per annum of sulfur currently emitted to the atmosphere, and provide temporary and permanent local employment opportunities for residents in Cairo, during construction and operation.

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