Petrojet, the executive arm of the Egyptian petroleum sector, obtained a certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records for its implementation of a crude oil storage in Ras Badran, as it is the largest floating tank in the world with a capacity of 175,000 cubic meters, equivalent to about 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, in addition to its implementation of the project.
Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, explained that this project comes within the national project to establish 29 crude oil tanks in a number of regions in Egypt, which are characterized by large storage capacities and ease of trading according to the latest operational technologies, within the framework of supporting infrastructure and efforts to transform Egypt into a regional center for oil and gas trading. El-Molla stressed that Petrojet’s entry into the Guinness Book of Records reflects the ability of petroleum sector companies to implement huge projects in accordance with the highest international standards and specifications, expressing his appreciation to the company’s employees for providing a distinguished model of dedication and sincerity in work and success in achieving this unprecedented achievement, especially since the project has been completed. It was implemented in record time, despite the challenges of the Corona pandemic. Al-Mulla added that Petrojet’s expertise and capabilities in locally manufacturing the parts and components needed for projects qualifies it to expand in this field during the coming period in light of the flow of global investments in the eastern Mediterranean region. For his part, Engineer Walid Lotfy, President of Petrojet, explained that the company succeeded in manufacturing the storage depot in Petrojet’s centers specialized in local manufacturing, and it was implemented according to international specifications by adopting a new and unprecedented technology in construction works with a double and movable floating ceiling system.