Sokhna Port Container Terminal is constantly expanding its stacking areas. The stacking areas consist of concrete pavers blocks, drainage systems and utilities such as high lighting masts. ‘Area A’ project was executed in 2011/2013 and consists of over 80 hectares of container terminal area, inclusive of new sanitary facilities, extension of medium voltage networks and 368 new reefer connections.
Ethiopia is a landlocked country, thus lacking any sea ports. The government of Ethiopia has established the company Dry Port Service Enterprise (DPSE) for the development of dry ports in Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s first dry port development Modjo Dry Port, has started on a small scale end 2009, relieving the congested Djibouti.
EZZ Rolling Mills Co (ERM) is operating a flat-steel factory in the Suez Special Economic Zone near Sokhna Port (GSDC area). ERM intends to expand the factory with a DRI plant which will produce DRI from imported iron oxide pellets. Sokhna Port will be used to import the raw materials, therefore the development of an iron-oxide pellets import terminal is required.
The Egyptian Holding Company for Silos and Storage (EHCSS) in 2013 issued two tenders for the turnkey construction of in total 25 grain silos complexes in various Governorates, ranging from 30,000 ton to 90,000 ton storage capacities each. Orascom Construction Industries together with Materials Handling Consultants were pre-qualified to bid on these projects.
In 2011, the Urea and Ammonia plant in Arzew – Algeria - will become operational and will start with the export of about 0.8 million ton of anhydrous ammonia and 1.3 million ton of urea per year. The ammonia will be transported via a pipeline to Bethioua port and loaded in vessels. The urea will be transported from the production plant to the port using bulk trucks over a distance of about 11 km.