German University in Cairo’s (GUC )faculty of engineering graduates, Abdel Rahman Monsef, Amr Hesham Ismail and Aktham Youssef, participated in developing the Egyptian Petroleum Refining Company in Mostorod, placing it at the front-line of advanced digital refineries in the region.
The Egyptian Petroleum Refining Company’s project in Mostorod is one of the most important and largest oil refineries in Egypt and Africa, thanks to the advanced technologies used and the application of the latest quality management systems, safety and health systems and environmental standards for emissions.
It was recently inaugurated by Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic and aims to achieve self-sufficiency in petroleum products, in line with the strategic objectives of Egypt’s 2030 vision.
Participation and cooperation spirit is a common feature among the German university students and one of the factors of their excellence and success.
Monsef joined the College of Information Technology and Engineering through the annual scholarship that the university provides to the top Thanaweyya Amma students, and completed his graduation project in 2011 at the Institut für Großflächige Mikroelektronik “Institute for Microelectronics at the University of Stuttgart.”, then completed his studies at the German University in Cairo, where he obtained a Masters degree.
He held a number of jobs in his field of specialization since his graduation until he settled to work at the Egyptian Refining Company and is currently the head of the Technology Operation Department in the company’s refinery, where he implemented, through his academic background received from the university, a number of integrated digital solutions with his team.
A spirit of cooperation:
For the first time in Egypt, they have built and tested the largest digital filter in the Middle East with about 50,000 sensors and inputs / outputs control points.
Their achievement contributed to pushing the Egyptian Refining Company to be at the forefront of digital refineries in the region, using the concepts and foundations of the digital industry 4.0.
Amr Hesham Ismail, a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mechanics in 2010, participated with his colleague Monsef in the implementation of the refinery project, where he joined the Egyptian Refining Company as a project engineer in 2011 and then as an engineer (2016-2018), and he continued and participated in all stages of construction in the design of pipes and steel structures.
In 2019, Ismail became Project Senior Engineer where he successfully performed his role, including full supervision over all steps of completion and management of project documents and lists.
He then followed-up the refinery operation, as he received the oil refinery to produce petroleum derivatives from diesel and jet fuel, which benefits Egypt reducing its dependence on imported petroleum products, in addition to that it will contribute to creating job opportunities for the workforce at the local level.
Aktham Youssef, a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Materials Science in 2016, participated in the project alongside his university graduate colleagues.
Contributed by Mohammad Elzoheiry