Project Description

  • Project name: Sokhna iron-oxide pellets import terminal
  • Project location: Sokhna, Egypt.
  • Name of client: ERM / DP World Sokhna.
  • Period: 2010-2011

Description of the project

EZZ Rolling Mills Co (ERM) is operating a flat-steel factory in the Suez Special Economic Zone near Sokhna Port (GSDC area). ERM intends to expand the factory with a DRI plant which will produce DRI from imported iron oxide pellets. Sokhna Port will be used to import the raw materials, therefore the development of an iron-oxide pellets import terminal is required.
The unloading facilities for iron-oxide pellets will consist of three mobile harbour cranes and three mobile hoppers operating on the East quay of Basin 1. Conveyor belts will transport the pellets from the quay to the stockpiles, located on the land “behind” the quay. A stacker-reclaimer and a stacker will stockpile the product into and reclaim from the storage area. The reclaimed pellets are transported to a truck loading station for further transport to the DRI plant by trucks.

Services provided by Port Consultants Rotterdam

  • Equipment specifications and procurement management of the handling equipment.
  • Engineering of the terminal infrastructure including utilities and buildings.
  • Project management and supervision during the construction of the iron-oxide pellets import terminal.