The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) awarded Port Said Engineering Works Company a tender to install crude oil pipeline worth EGP 3.3m, reported Al Borsa.

The pipeline will be installed in the company’s lands in Ras Ghareb and will be 2,600m long and 10 inches diameter. Head of Operations Department at Port Said Engineering Works Company, Adel Saber, stated  that the installation is expected to start early 2017, with the project taking nine months to complete.

Saber added that Port Said Engineering Works won the tender after competing with several companies including the Egyptian Maintenance Company (EMC) and Alexandria Petroleum Maintenance Company (Petromaint).

In related news, Egypt Oil&Gas reported that the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company’s (EGAS) Deputy Manager of Planning and Projects, Gamal Hegazy, had informed the Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, that EGAS completed an extension of the gas pipeline located west of the Nile and passing below the river to deliver gas to Beni Suef Governorate. This extension would also be used to connect the cities of Maghagha and El Idwa in the Minya Governorate, as well as Biba and Samasta in Beni Suef within 2017/2018.