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  • The Hydrogen Economy: How Is the Global Energy Industry Rising to The Challenge?

    The Hydrogen Economy: How Is the Global Energy Industry Rising to The Challenge?

    Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

    As recently as three years ago, clean hydrogen energy was on the fringes of the energy-transition conversation – an outlier solution, at least for the short or medium term. Today, it is rapidly moving into the mainstream, and for many, it is essential to a net-zero energy future. As the world is heading for hydrogen, the route is uncertain and many questions remain.

  • Methanex Graduate Program: Building Future Talents

    Methanex Graduate Program: Building Future Talents

    Thursday, 8th July 2021

    In 2019, Methanex Egypt launched a new graduate training program, designed to enrich the pipeline of talent available to Egypt’s oil & gas and petrochemicals sector -through a three-year intensive training program with the country’s only methanol production company, through its state-of-the-art facility that is considered among the most energy efficient methanol plants in the world.

  • Methanex Graduate Program: Building Future Talents

    Methanex Graduate Program: Building Future Talents

    Monday, 28th June 2021

    In 2019, Methanex Egypt launched a new graduate training program, designed to enrich the pipeline of talent available to Egypt’s oil & gas and petrochemicals sector - through a three-year intensive training program with the country’s only methanol production company, through its state-of-the-art facility that is considered among the most energy efficient methanol plants in the world. The program is considered an exciting opportunity for candidates who are interested in building a career in the petrochemicals industry. It provides talents with an opportunity to work in a multicultural and high-performing environment enabling the leadership development and growth potential of fresh graduates and allowing them to develop technical, commercial, and interpersonal skills through on-the-job training, individual learning, and hands-on experience in multiple roles throughout the organization.

  • Methanex Egypt: Building A Sustainable Future

    Methanex Egypt: Building A Sustainable Future

    Monday, 10th May 2021

    Methanex Egypt has been running a robust social responsibility program since the company began operations in Damietta in 2011. Over the years, the company has been committed to making a difference to its neighboring communities, through a focus on social investment in health, education, empowerment, and training. In 2019, Methanex decided to do a shift in the way it approached social responsibility to ensure more mature initiatives are implemented that can help build a more sustainable future for the community.

  • Process Safety Management in the Oil, Gas Sector

    Process Safety Management in the Oil, Gas Sector

    Monday, 21st September 2020

    Just weeks before COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic, in February 2020, Methanex Egypt and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the presence of H.E. Eng. Tarek El-Molla Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, enabling collaboration between the company and the ministry to embed the culture of Process Safety Management (PSM) within the Egyptian oil, gas and petrochemicals sector, in alignment with the ministry’s Modernization Program.

  • Spoolable Composite Flexpipe

    Spoolable Composite Flexpipe

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    For the first time in Egypt, Shawcor introduces the spoolable composite Flexpipe, which is specifically designed to withstand high pressure and corrosion. The Flexpipe models come with over 40,000 kilometers of pipe and 150,000 fittings that have been installed worldwide since 2003. Through utilizing composite production systems (CPS), the spoolable composite Flexpipe is corrosion-resistant, cost-effective, and an improved alternative to steel pipes.

  • Port of Beirut Incident: Can It Take A Century to Learn from Mistakes?

    Port of Beirut Incident: Can It Take A Century to Learn from Mistakes?

    Monday, 7th September 2020

    On August 4, a major fire broke out in a Port of Beirut warehouse and spread to 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate. In the past, many incidents have occurred with ammonium nitrate: quite a few of them with disastrous consequences, often developing in a similar pattern to what we saw in Beirut. How could this happen? Was it an unlucky chain of events, or the result of a deliberate malicious act? Can we consider this as an incidental ‘freak’ accident?

  • Trustworthy Digital Twins Power A More Efficient Future

    Trustworthy Digital Twins Power A More Efficient Future

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    Establishing trust will be key to the adoption of digital twins. Companies will only be able to extract maximum value from a digital twin if they are assured that it will function as specified. It is vital that companies in this space use a structured, systematic approach to ensure performance matches expectations, including setting clear goals and managing working processes. That is why TechnipFMC and DNV GL are developing the oil and gas industry’s first methodology for qualifying the integrity of digital twin technology.

  • Hydrocarbon Flow Measurement

    Hydrocarbon Flow Measurement

    Monday, 4th November 2019

    According to DNV GL’s most recent annual Energy Transition Outlook, the MENA region will supply the majority of the world's hydrocarbons until at least 2050. A key focus area for the industry will be to ensure safe and efficient operations for decades to come. Accurate measurement of gas, oil, and multiphase flows can have significant contribution to ensuring profitable operations. ARE YOU PREPARED?

  • Integrated Protection and Detection A Holistic Approach for Critical Infrastructure Protection by Frank Beyer, ILF Consulting Engineers

    Integrated Protection and Detection A Holistic Approach for Critical Infrastructure Protection by Frank Beyer, ILF Consulting Engineers

    Friday, 1st November 2019

    The physical, electronic and operational security of critical infrastructure is subject to a wide range of threats. A significant increase in attempts to manipulate the related operation technology (OT) systems can be observed. The attacks against a Ukrainian power grid can be taken as an example of what such attempts look like. They are usually a combination of several coordinated activities, with the aim not only to provoke maximum damage to a system and to destroy the security of supply, but also to hinder response and recovery/restoration works as long as possible. Another example is the attack against a safety integrated system of a process plant using a tailor-made malware. This shows that not only the basic process control systems, but also the emergency shutdown systems are the subject of dedicated attacks.