Alexandria National Refining and Petrochemicals Company (ANRPC) has finished 97% of the refinery project that will double the national production of 92-octane benzene and 95-octane benzene, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.
The refinery will produce around 850,000 tons of 92-octane benzene and 95-octane benzene annually to cover part of the domestic demand. Capital investments of $233 million have been invested in the refinery, which will also produce butane and hydrogen.
Additionally, the ANRPC is establishing an industrial wastewater treatment and recycling unit, with a daily production capacity of 1200 cubic meters. The recycled water will be used in ANRPC’s production units, saving around EGP 25 million.
The updates on ANRPC’s new project came as Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla visited the project in the company of industry officials on June 6.
These projects are part of an $8 billion government plan to expand the country’s refineries.