Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company (SUMED) signed a contract with the Egyptian and Belgian consortium of BESIX-ORASCOM for the construction of a $350m pier and accompanying marine facilities in Ain Sukhna, in eastern Egypt. The project is set to include bunkering infrastructure for both conventional and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkers, Ship and Bunker reported.

The project will be carried out in two phases, the first of which will include the construction of the jetty, a 2.4 km causeway, and trestle with two berths, as well as facilities for LNG bunkering, and is slated for completion by the first quarter in 2017.

The first dock will allow the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to berth one Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) on a permanent basis, according to Amwal Al Ghad.

SUMED’s Business Development Manager, Adham Elsadek, said that the pier will facilitate the transporting and trading of petrochemical, chemical, and gas products.