A protocol of cooperation between Gasco and the Petroleum Pipelines Company
GASCO has also signed a cooperation protocol with the Petroleum Pipelines Company, on the sidelines of the celebration on the 45th Petroleum Day. The protocol aims at updating the National Gas Grid for trading and transporting crude oil and petroleum products in addition to utilizing smart technologies and assisting in the establishment of a National Control Center for Pipelines.
The protocol was signed by Salah and Emad Abdel Kader, the Head of Petroleum Pipelines Company.
For his part, El Molla expressed his appreciation for such efforts, confirming the importance of communication between generations. He affirmed the significant role of petroleum employees and their efforts in pushing the development of the sector during COVID-19.
Gasco signs Dahshour Compression Trains Units (5&6) contract to meet Upper Egypt’s gas needs
Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) signed a Goods and Services contract for Dahshour Compression Station LOT1 – Compression Trains, WHRU and ORC technologies, including O&M training and spare parts, with the Spanish Company Sacyr Fluor within the framework of the Government’s plan to develop Upper Egypt. In addition to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources strategy in meeting the natural gas needs of the governates of Upper Egypt and the increasing demands in houses, electricity and industrial activities, as well as the needs of Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC).
This project is using the promising and latest technology Organic Ranking Cycles (ORC) to recover the waste heat energy from the gas turbines to generate electric power.
It is funded by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to extend the capacity of existing Dahshour compression station. It’s also considered as one of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources projects to enhance energy efficiency through its main pillars EGAS and GASCO.
On National Petroleum Day Celebration
The development of the National Control Center (Nata)
The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, has inaugurated the National Advanced Transmission and Automation Center (NATA), which is built by the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO).
This inauguration ceremony was attended by Former Petroleum Ministers, Sameh Fahmy; Abdullah Ghorab; and Osama Kamal; Eng. Sherif Hadara, also attended the opening, as was attended Eng. Alaa Hashab, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Mohammed Gibran, President of the General Union of Workers in the Petroleum Sector; in addition to head of GASCO, Yasser Salah and other official petroleum leaders.
Salah discussed how the center was developed by updating its SCADA system in line with the Modernization Project and linked to other systems to reach a unified vision for controlling the National Gas Grid, as well as the implementation of the policy of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in speeding up the implementation of digital transformation systems and the development of the work of the National Gas Grid, he said, adding that the development of the old SCADA system and its replacement with the latest means of technology more advanced represents an important development in the management of the work of the National Gas Grid.
The Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) is one of the first companies to apply the SCADA system in Egypt for more than 20 years, and the development of the SCADA system is part of the efforts to integrate the information systems it uses where the new system allows the connection with the Geographical Information System (GIS) and presented by the National Control Center and Gas pipeline simulator programs, which helps the operators of the National Gas Grid of the National Control Center to monitor and control the grid in order to take rapid action in emergencies, anticipate proactive scenarios and conduct operating maneuvers to ensure the supply of natural gas to customers.
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