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All You Need to Know about Black Sand Plant Complex in Egypt

Tue 22 Nov 2022 | 11:57 AM
Ahmed Emam

The Egyptian Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) published on Tuesday, a new infographic, titled "Black Sand Plant Complex in Egypt: World's Latest Plant of Its Kind".

The project is one of the massive national projects currently implemented. It was officially inaugurated in October 2022. The project is on 35 feddans (36.33 acres) at a cost of nearly EGP 4 billion implemented over 12 months.

The ambitious project aims at constructing new industrial complexes, providing foreign currency through exporting the surplus, removing harmful radioactive materials from coasts, creating 5,000 direct and indirect job opportunities, and developing vital infrastructures.

It also relies on Tahya Misr Dredger, the first eco-friendly dredger in the world running on electricity. It encompasses a floating concentration plant to extract ores of economic minerals, a water desalination plant for the industrial process, a natural gas pressure reduction station, a power station, and several plants for minerals extracted from black sand.

The infographic highlighted the most significant phases and developments undergone by the Egyptian State through its investment in black sand.

The first Egyptian company to excavate black sand was established in 2016.

The cornerstone of the Black Sand Separation Plant was placed in 2018.

The "Black Sand" law to discover and utilize minerals extracted from black sand was approved in 2019.

Lastly, the Black Sand Plant Complex in Burullus, Kafr El-Sheikh was inaugurated in 2022.