Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, and Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the first smart treatment plant in Egypt and the Middle East to solve the problem of water associated with drilling oil wells for facilities that drain the Gulf of Suez at Al-Amal Petroleum Company, and start its trial operation.
This came within the framework of the state’s efforts to achieve environmental compatibility to conserve resources and protect the environment as one of the national priorities to complete its path of implementation following the climate conference COP 27, in the presence of a number of leaders from the Ministries of Environment and Petroleum and the company’s employees.
The Minister of Environment stated that the smart treatment plants are characterized by ease of operation and maintenance, and are designed to achieve maximum efficiency and to ensure the highest standards of quality and withstand climatic conditions according to the location of the station, which do not need construction and infrastructure compared to traditional treatment plants because the station is inside containers and installed on a concrete base. Just.
The Minister of Environment confirmed that the station was implemented through joint and fruitful cooperation between the Ministries of Environment and Petroleum and as a culmination of the Egyptian state’s efforts to preserve the marine environment in the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea, and within the framework of the efforts of the Ministry of Environment to implement projects of environmental sanitation plans for petroleum facilities in the Red Sea, which spends on the Gulf of Suez. Suez, and to ensure compatibility with Environment Law No. 4 of 1994 amended by Law No. 9 of 2009 and its executive regulations and their amendments.
It is worth noting that Al-Amal Petroleum Company in the Red Sea has completed the implementation of the water treatment plant associated with the drilling of oil wells, with a design capacity of 1,000 cubic meters per day, at a cost of more than $8 million, using modern technology based on advanced triple treatment, which includes physical, chemical and biological treatment, in addition to filtration units. Water, through the German ppu company, Petrojet affiliated to the petroleum sector, which is considered one of the smart stations that are being implemented for the first time in Egypt and the Middle East.