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WEPCO start the specialized activity in El-Hamra Terminal through the shipment of the first oil tanker from Alamein field in the Western Desert on September 1968. After that, it took 50 steps to take over the production and shipment of approximately 50% Of the fields of more than 15 international companies operating in the Western Desert, which makes it a witness to the development of western desert oil production, where the quantities shipped, for example jumped from 30 million barrels in 1990 to More than 100 million barrels currently showing a continuous increase without stoppage.

Compliance with international standards and requirements:

El Hamra Terminal has all the strategic components starting from the facilities of maintaining safety, security and marine environment as the company has:

  • Certificate of approval of a port facility from the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).
  • ISO Certification in Quality Management ISO 9001/20015.
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Protection Certificate.
  • ISO 18001 Certification for occupational safety and health.
  • ISO 17025 Certification for Laboratory Quality Control

In addition to the above, the sites of WEPCO have the infrastructure and crude oil trading facilities, which include, for example:

  • Storage facilities with a total capacity of 1.25 million barrels.
  • A marine cargo buoy was developed to ship tankers with a capacity of 500 thousand barrels.
  • Fire protection and protection systems in accordance with the requirements of international code in this field.
  • Automatic measuring devices on land lines.
  • Ground and marine pumping facilities, whether to local refineries or marine shipping to different countries around the world.
  • Infrastructure facilities (electricity, water, sewage, etc.).

Future projects:

  • Increase the total storage capacity to 2.1 million barrels by adding new storage tanks to cover the steady increase in Western Desert Crude Oil Production.
  • Upgrade Marine Loading Facilities to meet customer requirements and increase shipping capacity by establishing a 36-inch marine line and a new marine buoy to reach a cargo capacity of one million barrels / day, implementation is in progress through Egyptian companies working in that field.

Challenges and ambitions:

  • WEPCO was commissioned to manage the Badr-1 production site to maximize the return to the national economy. This was a new challenge for WEPCO to manage a production site with 100% Egyptian expertise. And it is expected to double the production through an ambitious plan through drilling development and exploratory wells.