The CEO Life Chemicals Group stated the following:
The SCZone Authority succeeded in developing quay Abbas which helps enhancing the cooperation between the SCZone Authority, through developing the infrastructure & the contributions of the private sector in establishing mega projects.
This event coincides with the celebration the 30th anniversary of Life Chemicals Group (the Egyptian partner in the New Horizons Tank Terminal - NHTT) .
The project is an Egyptian- Emirates partnership between Life Chemicals Group ( LCG ) represented by by Eng. Maged Mohamed Shafik the CEO and Petrochem Middle East Fze -Dubai - UAE ( PME ) represented by Mr. Yogesh Mehta the CEO , where PME is ranked as Middle East no one distributor for liquid chemicals and ranked as no 11 globally.
The Vessel (Orchid Madeira) is the first ship to berth at Abbas quay, after renovation, and it is also the first ship to be discharged at New Horizon Tank Terminal.
The vessel was sailing from Shuaiba port at Kuwait loading 4000 MT Glycols produced by (Equate Petrochemical company).
Shafik stated: The project contributes to providing direct and indirect job opportunities, and also contributes to assisting Egyptian industrial companies in exporting their products at a competitive logistical cost for export development. The project also allows importing raw materials not produced in the Arab Republic of Egypt, but they are essential for industry and the development of the industry as well as the sector of Petroleum, especially the raw materials required for the production of natural gas.
Regarding the bulk storage facilities NHTT, we would like to point out the following :-
The total area is 15,600 square meters, with a total storage capacity of 51,000 CBM, and it consists of 27 tanks of different capacities and 4 discharging and loading pipe lines having draft up to 16 meters for 600 meter length of Abbas Quay.
The Terminal is equipped in accordance to the latest international systems in terms of safety, civil Deffence standards. We expect to handle more than 50-80 ships annually (exported and imported).
Eng. Maged Mohamed Shafik explained that the "Life chemicals Group (LCG) “ succeeded in providing essential chemical industries needs of high-quality products to meet the requirements of the Egyptian market and the Domistic industries and help in penetrating new markets for the Egyptian product through exporting to various countries.
Shafik is supporting the principals announced by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to empower the private sector and support the industry, with no doubts that these directions contribute to strengthening the Egyptian economy and give a competitive edge regarding the foreign trade.
Life Chemicals Group (LCG) is committed to provide the highest possible level of services and technical quality standards by obtaining ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certificates.
Eng. Maged Shafik stated: “Without the effort of the entire team ( the big family ) and their cooperation, we would not have achieved what we have achieved in terms of success, more over all our manpower are 100% Egyptians with their expertise that wonders our foreign partners and this reflects the value of the Egyptian worker who are trained and experienced in contributing directly and indirectly to the development of the Egyptian economy and industry in various fields.
We especially thank the Ministry of Transport specially the Lieutenant General Kamel Al-Wazir for his visit to the Terminal and his continuous encouragement & support to the private sector, as well as the Suez Canal Authority represented by Lieutenant General Osama Rabie and the SCZone represented in the Chairman Dr.Waleed Gamal EL-din And Major General Mr. Mohamed Brayeh, Vice Chairman of the SCZone for their massive support in resolving the challenges we faced to allow the terminal to preform and the Ministry of Finance, and we especially thank Dr. Al Shahat Al-Ghatwary The Head of the Egyptian Customs Authority, As well as the General Administration of Civil Deffence represented by the Major General Hazem Farouk Abdel-Kareem, as well as, Port Said Port Police, Port Said Port Authority, and Misr Technology Services Company ( MTS ) and The General Authority for Export and Import Control in Port Said and Port Said Customs represented by Mr. mohamed Hossam Head of the Central Administration of Port Said Customs.