Carbon Holdings of Egypt awarded Betchel Company two engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts. The first contract is to supply management services for the Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex at Ain Sokhna, while the second oil is to establish two polypropylene units at a neighboring site, as Betchel announced.
The company will have oversight of project execution and contractor performance on what will be the largest petrochemicals complex in Egypt.
Bechtel’s General Manager of Downstream and Chemicals Business, Joe Thompson, stated, “The project will use goods and services from the United States, supporting jobs and creating opportunities for small businesses in the country.”
Meanwhile, Carbon Holdings’ CEO, Basil El Baz, said, “We are very pleased to be working with Bechtel. The selection of a world-class contractor is critical to ensuring the successful delivery of a facility as large and as complicated as Tahrir Petrochemicals.”
El Baz pointed out that “approximately 20,000 Egyptians will be directly employed during the peak construction phase with approximately 3,000 engineers and technicians being employed during the operations phase.”