Greater Cairo Metro – Line 3 – Phase 4B

The Greater Cairo Metro Line 3 – Phase 4B came about as a result of the first Egyptian joint project between different contractors and constructors, among which was Misr for Engineering Works, to comprehensively benefit from the various experiences in the metro execution field.

Executed in October 2020, the project consists of six overground stations with seven bridges connecting them. Employing Misr for Engineering Works’ 10 and 15-ton double girder EOTs along with 2, 5, 6.3, and 1-ton single girder EOTs, the maintenance work of this project is the largest in Africa to date. That is all in accordance with international standards of safety, quality, and environment.

Under the supervision of the Egyptian joint venture and collaboration which Misr for Engineering Works is a member of, signaling, telecommunication, high voltage stations and electromechanical equipment are today being implemented by French subcontractors.

Zagazig’s Shed

Egypt has been relentlessly working to develop crossways, railway lengths, rails, signals, fleet of vehicles tractors, stations, close crossings to improve facilities for citizens and put an end to illegal crossroads that lead to train accidents. In January 2015, Misr for Engineering Works underwent a roads and bridges construction-related project, titled Zagazig’s Shed.

The Zagazig Shed’s project was established for storage and equipping and maintaining the new air-conditioned vehicles and storing the trains, while also being a source for workshops when needed. In its part, Misr for Engineering Works put to use its 20-ton double girder EOT and 75-ton double girder EOT.  

The Iconic Tower

In November 2019, Misr for Engineering Works inaugurated the tallest tower in Africa, coined the Iconic Tower, located in the Central Business District in the heart of Egypt’s new administrative capital. With that, the Iconic Tower subtly pulls the rug from the Carlton Center Tower, once considered the tallest tower in Africa.

The project comes in line with Egypt’s direction of making the new administrative capital a global city, boasting the most vital buildings in Africa and the Middle East. The 385 meters high Iconic Tower is considered a miracle by all engineering standards and is a symbol reflecting modern Egypt, just like the Pyramids and Sphinx symbolized ancient Egypt.

Misr for Engineering Works takes pride in being a contributing member to such world-class architecture encompassing high technologies with unprecedented implementation rates with the support of our single girder EOT handling 10 tons. That’s in addition to ensuring high levels of efficiency, adopting the latest methods and best practices, and factoring in security and safety. 

Supply & Installation of Cranes – Suez Canal Authority

With the beginning of 2020, in January, Misr for Engineering Works supplied and installed cranes for the construction of the new Suez Canal from Quantum 60 to Quantum 95 and expanded and deepened the branches of the Great Bitter Lakes by-passes and Ballah by-pass up to 37 kilometers, out of a total 72 km of project length.

The aim of the project was to create a canal parallel to the existing one to reap the maximum benefits from the present Canal and its by-passes while simultaneously doubling the longest parts of the waterway to facilitate traffics in both directions and reduce the waiting time for transiting ships and vessels.

The project is currently in the works and is set to be completed over a duration of one year, with Misr for Engineering Works bringing its 15-ton double girder EOT into effective action to maximize the competitiveness of the Suez Canal and excel its ranking and world classification due to the high safety rate achieved during transits.

Project 5000

Project 5000 is one of the largest construction projects in Egypt that Misr for Engineering Works takes pride in being part of, particularly since it’s part of Egypt’s New Administrative Capital.

Initiated in September 2020, Project 5000 aims to establish 5,000 housing units to accommodate more than 400,000 inhabitants, with the government allocating a significant investment from the state budget for the developmental and infrastructural needs of the mega-project.

To accommodate for the needs of the residents and due to the New Administrative Capital spanning over 1680,000 acres, equivalent to the size of Singapore, Misr for Engineering Works utilized five 5-ton monorails and put them into service.

City Centre Almaza

City Centre Almaza is undoubtedly one of the largest commercial centers in Egypt, recognized from the U.S. Green Building Council that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. In December 2017, Misr for Engineering Works successfully supported the 120-thousand square meters mall in building and construction works.

During the project, Misr for Engineering Works applied the latest technical solutions to enhance the design of the mall in a manner that contributes to achieving both a productive and sustainable environment.

With that, our top-notch 5-ton double girder EOT and 10-ton monorail were used to lay the foundations for the job, and we’re proud to have contributed to this highly environmental center. We’re ultimately proud that malls are undergoing such a significant transformation to focus on energy optimization.

Zohr Gas Field Development

January 2018 marked a turning point in the Mediterranean, where the largest gas field in Egypt was discovered.  It was during that time when Misr for Engineering Works took part in the early production phase of the “Zohr” natural gas field (the coined name for the gas field) in the west of Port Said.

The discovery of the “Zohr” field is one of Egypt’s greatest achievements, with the Egyptian government providing major support for the project’s development completion. The field’s reserves are estimated at around 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, equivalent to 5.4 billion barrels of oil, with the plant designed to produce 350 million cubic feet of gas per day, 5 tons of sulfur, and 2000 barrels of condensates.

Misr for Engineering Works, among other Egyptian companies, presented record breaking numbers during the phases of the project to empower its utilization to the fullest, backed by two 10-ton double girder EOTs and five 5-ton double girder EOTs.

West Damietta Conversion Power Plant

West Damietta’s Conversion Power Plant Project, debuted in April 2017, is a key station converting simple-cycle electricity generation into a combined-cycle power plant in Egypt using both a gas and steam turbine together. During this project, Misr for Engineering Works was delightfully catering to the Egyptian government itself.

The project was a consortium with General Electric, where we together converted the existing simple cycle power plant into a combined-cycle one with an additional capacity of 250 MW to the then available 500 MW.

With the establishment of this power plant, the plant produces 50% more electricity using the same amount of fuel than it did when it was a simple-cycle plan, with the waste heat being routed to the nearby steam turbine and generating further power. Due to the project being a significantly heavy-duty one, Misr for Engineering Works brought into service the infamous 85-ton double girder EOT.

Suez Thermal Power Plant

Commencing in February 2016, the Suez Thermal Power Plant was among the most important energy production projects at its time. Misr for Engineering Works was responsible for the main lifting equipment required for the establishment of the thermal power plant.

The project was to include a 1 x 650 MW steam thermal power plant to be interconnected with the National Unified Power System (NUPS) through a 220 KV GIS switchyard. The power plant is presently capable of generating rated capacity by utilizing natural gas, mazout oil, or both, and the station’s arrangement includes an enclosed turbine building, an open boiler one, a control room, and all related structures and facilities.

Misr for Engineering Works was involved in the survey works, general site adjustments, construction of temporary works, feeding and drainage connections to the project, among others, where our 40-ton double girder EOT successfully increased the productivity and longevity for the project.

El Burullus Power Plant – Combined Cycle Power Plant 4800mw

El Burullus Power Plant Project, conducted in 2016, was one of the most important mega-projects in decades at the time of its happening. For Misr for Engineering Works, it was the biggest supply for GH cranes offshore in the company’s history.

As is the norm for many countries in the MENA region, Egypt’s power supply has been facing some reliability issues and unplanned power outages due to the population’s increased demand. Accordingly, the Egyptian government aimed to develop a reliable and sustainable power supply by designing, supplying, and delivering three combined cycle power plants in Beni Suef, New Capital, and Burullus.

Utilizing Misr for Engineering Works’ four 200, 30, and 12.5-ton double girder EOTs; four 140, 25, and 10-ton double girder EOTS; and twelve 10- and 12.5-ton single girder EOTs, the 4.8-GW combined cycle power plants project came to life in a record-setting time of 27.5 months from financial closure.