Egypt to move three super-sized distillation towers to Western Desert to boost gas production
Egypt will move three super-sized distillation towers to the Western Desert gas complex to boost its daily gas production capacity, by adding a fourth production line with a capacity of 600 million cubic feet per day, the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) said in a statement on Wednesday.
The move will boost the daily production capacity at the complex to 1.5 billion cubic feet.
The distillation towers will be moved by sea from El-Adabiya Port in the upper part of the Gulf of Suez on the Red Sea to El-Dekheila Port in the Mediterranean and then to the Western Desert, the statement said.
The three distillation towers belong to the state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Company and were manufactured in Egypt by Petrojet, the state-owned construction arm of the country’s petroleum sector.