Midor grassroots refinery completes final milestone of start-up

Successful completion of the refinery observation test run (ROTR) at the Middle East Oil Refining Co. (Midor) plant in Alexandria, Egypt, was the final step in the start-up of the grassroots plant. The ROTR was completed in late August 2002.Midor, established in the Alexandria Free Zone, is a private oil company that was founded to build the Midor Refinery Complex. Midor successfully completed the project 46 months after the preconceptual stage.Midor contracted Technip-Coflexip SA to build the 100,000-b/sd refinery as a lump-sum, turnkey project (OGJ, Mar. 19, 2001, p. 66). The crude distillation and vacuum distillation units initially started up in March 2001 (Fig. 1). Photo courtesy of...

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