EHC New LDAN Complex Plant

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Project Data & EL-Mahd Responsibility

Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC) is the first world-scale Low-Density Ammonium Nitrate (LDAN) facility in the Middle East and Africa, strategically located in Ain Sokhna south of the Suez Canal. The plant utilizes the most advanced technology available, consisting of three main units: Low-Density Ammonium Nitrate (LDAN) production, Nitric Acid (NA) production, and off-sites and utilities. Today the facility has the capacity to produce 350,000 metric tons of Low-Density Ammonium Nitrate (LDAN) and 300,000 metric tons of Nitric Acid (NA) annually.

El-Mahd obtained Two contract in the project the first contract as subcontractor to Hassan Allam Sons & Drake and scull the contractor of the project with scope of work fabrication and erection of Steam Tracing and fabrication and Erection of Circular and rectangular Ducts with all required NDT and hydrotest until test package and hand over final document, The second contract with Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation ( EHC ) the owner of the project with scope of work Fabrication and Erection of piping and pipe support, Supplying Piping and pipe support Material.

The Scope Of Work

El-Mahd start employing the qualified direct/indirect manpower, planned and put in action all the related activities for the piping execution starting by mobilizing site offices, the preparation of the project start-up technical document such (work method statements, QA-QC plan, WPS/PQR’s, ITP, risk assessments, …. ETC), the material unloading, site fabrication, installation, pressure testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning with the maximum level of safety and quality using the provided resources such as the lifting tools, PPE, generators, welding sets, air compressors … ETC.

El-Mahd achieved the project completion target supported with a professional documentation record and reporting by the planned project schedule.

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Release Date

February 2014


Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC )

Main Contractor

Uhde Company


Hassan Allam Sons & Drake And Scull


Ain Sokhna - Suez - Egypt