Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, has inspected the workflow at Middle East Oil Refinery Company (Midor) and the Middle East Oil Tankage & Pipelines Company (MIDTAP) platform in Deikheila Port in Alexandria, a press release issued by the petroleum ministry reported.

El Molla’s visit aimed to check the progress in both sites that targets increasing the production capacity of high-quality petroleum products that match the highest international standards.

During his visit to the MIDTAP platform, El Molla affirmed the ministry’s continuous support to the petroleum sector infrastructure capabilities.

Besides building new projects, the ministry is supporting the established projects with the most recent technologies as well as enhancing the health, safety and environment (HSE) measures to achieve the national target of converting Egypt into a regional hub for trading oil and gas.

MIDTAP platform capacity reached 40,000 tons and can receive oil tankers of 30,000-40,000 tons. It involves seven pipelines for trading butane, diesel, octane, jet fuel and Styrene.

During his visit to Midor’s refinery, the minister urged sticking to the project’s time plan to be completed. This project costs amount to $2.4 billion. The first phase of the project is expected to start operation during 2021.

El Molla emphasized the importance of applying precautionary measures while implementing the project amid the Covid-19 as well as executing HSE measures to keep employees safe and preserve workflow sustainability.