The grain terminal feasibility study comprises a 60.000 ton storage facility for grains with high capacity train and truck intake stations and travelling ship loader. The grain terminal is designed for 1 million ton of various grains of which about 80% is to be exported in a 5 month peak period. The silos will be loaded by train/truck from hinterland storage facilities a few days before vessel arrival.
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.
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.