The Egyptian Maintenance Company (EMC) has managed to sign contracts for the maintenance of oil and electricity projects in Oman, Algeria, and Angola for the first time and to increase its activities in Iraq, Mohammed Abdel Hafez, EMC’s Chairman and Managing Director said, Egypt Oil&Gas reported.

Abdel Hafez explained that EMC has also managed to renew contracts for the mechanical and electrical maintenance of Zubair Power Plant, adding that the company has also won a contract for the maintenance of unloading stations and primary production facilities for the Italian company Eni.

Additionally, EMC has been awarded a contract to carry out restoration work for storage tanks in Rumaila for BP. Abdel Hafez added that EMC had won a contract in Angola to provide technical support for the maintenance of the Angola Liquefied Gas Plant and a contract in Algeria for the management and operation of specialized maintenance programs with Sonatrach.

These statements were made during EMC’s General Assembly meeting in the presence of Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the ministry informed in a statement.

The minister said that the petroleum sector has been giving its utmost attention to the maintenance of petroleum facilities and equipment, as this would insure personnel safety, maintain equipment and assets, and increase production capacity.

He also stressed the importance of developing capacity, personnel, and the services offered to reach the highest standards of quality and occupational safety and to preserve productive assets.

Mohamed Tahir, First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum; Mohamed Al-Masry, Executive Chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC); and representatives from the Central Auditing Organization also took part in the assembly meeting.