Egypt Basic Industries Corporation (EBIC) is a state-of-the-art 0.73 million metric ton per year ammonia plant.
World-Class Production Complex
EBIC was constructed by OCI and uses KBR’s latest and commercially proven KBR Advanced Ammonia Process (KAAP) technology. The plant was established in partnership with KBR, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and a number of private investors. OCI completed construction of the plant in 2009 and increased its stake to 60% from 30% by buying out several minority investors.
Strategic Location with Strong Distribution and Logistics
Located at Sokhna Port, EBIC’s geographic location and logistics infrastructure provide a unique advantage as a cost effective exporter able to ship volumes both east and west of the Suez Canal.
EBIC owns two 40 thousand metric ton refrigerated ammonia storage tanks next to the loading jetty at Sokhna Port. EBIC also owns and operates a dedicated 1,200 metric ton per hour loading arm. The plant and port facilities are connected through an eight kilometre pipeline that continuously transports EBIC’s ammonia to both storage tanks located on the jetty, which is able to accommodate vessels with maximum draft of 17 meters.
EBIC is also located across the street from Egyptian Fertilizers Company (EFC) on the grounds of Suez Industrial Development Company’s (SIDC) industrial park in Ain Sokhna, allowing both facilities to benefit from significant synergies.