The crude oil is transported through two parallel pipelines 42 inches diameter 320 km long each, starting from Ain Sukhna terminal to Sidi Kerir terminal crossing the River Nile South of Cairo where a pressure relief station preserves the pipelines from any over-pressure.
Crude oil is dispatched by two pumping stations consisting of ten electric driven centrifugal pumps, 8 mega watt each capable of pumping oil at a flow rate of up to 9300 m3/hr per pipeline.
Crude continues streaming through Dahshour intermediate boosting station which consists of 6 pumps each driven by 26 mega watt gas turbine.
The pipeline is automatically and remotely controlled from the dispatching center located at Ain Sukhna through a state of the art SCADA system linked to all sites via a dedicated digital microwave link with a hot standby from Dahshour station.
Besides, all parameters of the pipeline are monitored from Head Quarters at Alexandria where the batching operation schedule is coordinated with pipeline users.