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The Arab Gas Pipeline
The Dawn of Arab integration
The first phase of Arab gas pipeline was launched on 27th of July 2003.
This pipeline is a step towards creating consolidated economic links with Arab countries and a springboard for taking Egyptian natural gas further to Europe where a promising gas market exists. Gasco takes pride in the role assigned to it by EGAS – led consortium the winning bidder for the construction of Arab-Gas pipeline, encompassing EGAS, GASCO, Petrojet and ENNPI.
• The first phase of the Arab Gas Pipeline:
The first phase of the Arab Gas Pipeline is East Gas Pipeline (El-Arish/Taba 267 km - 36"), GASCO role included the following:
- Design and executing of El-Arish off-take.
- Design, installing and operating of filtering and metering station at the beginning of the pipeline at El-Arish.
- Pre-commissioning and commissioning of El-Arish –Taba / Aqaba pipeline regulating the pressure to suit operational conditions.
- Undertaking the training of the Jordanian cadres on gas activities.
Since July 2003, GASCO has been operating and maintaining the pipeline in addition to patrolling, inspecting, performing cathodic protection, preventive maintenance for the pipeline and valve rooms as well as operation and maintenance of Aqaba metering station according to operation and maintenance contract signed between GASCO and East Gas co.
• The second phase of the Arab Gas Pipeline:
On 25th of January 2004, Egypt and Jordan singed the agreement of 2nd Phase of the Arab Gas Pipeline thorugh the Egyptian consortium (EGAS, GASCO, PETROJET and ENPPI). GASCO takes pride to be assigned the following:
- Design review according to international standards & HSE studies of this phase.
- Participating in the study of technical offers for procurement for pipeline components.
- Inspecting the fabrication of the pipes for the pipeline and supervising their coating.
The 2nd Phase of Arab Pipeline length is 392 km ,36" . The pipeline extends from Aqaba to Rehab on the north borders of Jordon. Since 17th of February 2006, Rehab & Samra power stations have been operated by Egyptian natural gas and since then GASCO has been operating, managing and maintaining the Arab Gas Pipeline by virtue of the singed agreement between Gasco & Jordanian Egyptian Fajr Co.
• The third phase of the Arab Gas Pipeline:
During 2008 and through the Egyptian consortium (EGAS, PETROJET, ENPPI & GASCO), the Arab Gas Pipeline third phase was executed with a length of 30 km/36" from Rehab on the north borders of Jordon linking it to the fourth phase extending inside Syria. Jordanian Egyptian Fajr Co. has awarded GASCO gas-in, pre-commissioning of the pipeline. Works have been successfully completed and Egyptian natural gas reached Samra 2 and East Amman power stations.
Now, the Egyptian natural gas feeds 5 power stations in Jordon (Aqaba, Rehab, Samra 1&2 and East Amman).
• Lebanon pipeline:
On 16th October 2009, Dir-Ammar power station in Lebanon was fed with Egyptian natural gas after re-operation of Lebanon pipeline 30km, 24" (extending from Dabbosia on the Syrian – Lebanese borders to Tripoli in Lebanon)