Since 2011, Bechtel has participated in the West Nile Delta (WND) gas development project near Alexandria in Egypt for British Petroleum (BP). Bechtel's scope began with front-end engineering and design before being selected to provide the engineering, procurement, and construction services for the onshore gas-processing plant to process hydrocarbon fluids from three offshore fields: Giza, Fayoum, and Raven.
The project combined the refurbishment of the brownfield Giza Fayoum facility as well as the construction of a greenfield Raven facility, with a combined production capacity expected to exceed 1.6 billion Standard Cubic Feet/Day (SCFD), equivalent to roughly 20% of Egypt's current gas production.
WND represents a significant leap forward in the nation's quest for energy independence and reducing energy costs around the country. Energy infrastructure projects like WND play a critical role in positioning the country as a key commercial hub in the Middle East region.