Our Facilities

Crude Oil Facilities

Since founded in 1974, SUMED presents an important link between oil-producing Arab Gulf countries and West refining centers that is run successfully through a robust system for storage and transportation of crude oil.

Ain Sukhna

Crude oil is received at Ain Sukhna terminal located in south of Suez on the Red Sea through three SBMs (SBM 1, 2 and 4) that are capable of receiving tankers ranging from 40 thousand DWT up to 500 thousand DWT at the largest SBM. Crude oil is off-loaded from tankers through sealines connecting to Ain Sukhna storage tanks. Ain Sukhna Terminal has 24 floating roof storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 2.9 million m3 (equivalent to about 18.4 million barrels). Crude oil is then pumped from the storage tanks using three boosting stations to feed two main pumping stations of ten 11,000 hp pumps for dispatching crude oil through a twin 42 inch pipeline. Simultaneously, Ain Sukhna terminal facilities are capable of reloading tankers accommodated on SBM-1.

Pipeline & Dahshour

The two 42 inch pipelines extends for 320 kilometers starting from Ain Sukhna to reach Alexandria - sidi kerir terminal passing through Dahshour boosting station that consists of six gas turbine driven pumps 26 Megawatt each.

Sidi Kerir

Crude oil is then delivered to Sidi Kerir terminal located in north of Alexandria on the Mediteranian Sea. Sidi kerir tankfarm consists of 28 floating roof tanks with a total storage capacity of 3.1 million m3 (equivalent to about 19.5 million barrels). Crude oil is then loaded using segregated pumping stations to tankers via five SBMs capable of accomodating tankers ranging from 40 thousand DWT up to 500 thousand DWT at the largest SBM. Metering and automatic sampling equipment are utilized for loaded crude oil quantity and quality determination based on custody transfer standards. Sidi Kerir Terminal is capable as well to receive crude oil from tankers offloading crude oil to the storage tanks via SBM-2 and SBM-4 either for storage, reshipment or for domestic supply.

Products Handling Facilities

Ain Sukhna Gasoil handling

SUMED firstly approached products handling for supporting domestic market by dedicating one SBM and retrofitting two 103,000m3 storage tanks at Ain Sukhna for gasoil handling in addition to establishing a new truck loading station for product distribution to serve for the domestic market requirements.


SUMED took firm steps towards developing a leading world-class hub for storage and handling of different petroleum products. Ain Sukhna Product Hub (ASPH) provides the services of accomodating Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU) for receiving natural gas, handling and transferring of LPG, as well as storage and transfer of various petroleum products such as Fuel Oil. ASPH comprises of an offshore Marine Terminal and onshore products handling and storage facilities.

The Marine terminal

The Marine Terminal comprises of a 3 km access trestle figuring three berths including marine furniture like fenders, QRH, bollards, mooring aids system, gangway towers and navigational aids as follows:
  • FSRU berth at water depth of 15 m to accommodate an FSRU 170,000 m3 capacity in addition to LNG carriers up to 216,000m3
  • Two identical products berths (PB-1 and PB-2) at water depth of 19m to accommodate LPG carriers in the range of 5,000 m3 to 82,000 m3 and oil products tankers in the range 15,000 DWT to 160,000 DWT.
The jetty includes 3 service platforms as well; firewater platform, marine service platform and vapor recovery platform.

Tank farm and Marine Topside facilities

The Tank Farm Facility comprises onshore infrastructure, storage tanks to receive products from vessels accommodated on product berth-2 (PB-2) via marine topside facilities including loading arms, pigging facilities, pipes and pipe rack all along the jetty connected to the onshore tank farm comprising of nine tanks split into two tank pits with a total storage capacity of 295,000m3.

The tank farm provides products storage, blending and dispatching to national grid or re-exporting to the jetty using segregated pumping stations for each tank pit.

Tank farm infrastructure includes electrical substations, firefighting systems, control system and supporting utilities as oily water, bilge and sewage treatment systems, potable water system and telecommunication systems.

The plant is operated through an integrated control and safety system (ICSS) that includes a Distributed Control system (DCS), Emergency Shutdown system (ESD), Fire and Gas system (FGS), Machine Monitoring system (MMS) that ensures safe and smooth operation of the plant.

LPG handling station

The LPG handling facility includes the marine topsides on Jetty product berth-1 such as loading arms and piping which connects then to onshore 2x500m3 buffer bullet tanks furtherly connected to a Pumping station dedicated to dispatch LPG to the national grid.

Sidi Kerir Diesel handling

In a similar stance, SUMED introduced to Sidi kerir terminal handling of petroleum products through utilizing existing assets for handling Low Sulfur Diesel.
The facilities provide dedicated and segregated buoy and sea pipeline connecting to two storage tanks with a total capacity of 206,000 m3, in addition to a dedicated pumping station for loading Diesel either to tankers or dispatching to the national grid for domestic supply.

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