On the sidelines of EGYPS 2020 conference and exhibition, two memorandums of understanding were signed by Eng/ Osama El-Baqly, Chairman and Managing Director of EGAS, and on behalf of GASTEC, Eng/ Abdel Fattah Farhat, Chairman and Managing Director, Dr/ Stefano Casey, General Manager for Technical Affairs and Managing Director, and for CARGAS Company, Eng/ Hisham El-Safty, Chairman and Managing Director, Acc./ Mrs. Radwa Hammam, Managing Director, and on the Italian side Mr./ Cristiano Moussa, CEO of the Italian company, Landy Renzo.
The first memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties aims to enhance the efforts of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to localize the CNG industries for vehicles in Egypt, through the implementation of a pilot project to assemble and manufacture compressors and components for vehicles fueling stations with compressed CNG locally in Egypt, and to conduct feasibility studies and evaluation necessary for the project’s economics the pilot and the competitiveness of the produced products in preparation for establishing a partnership between the two parties in the future to expand coverage of the local needs of CNG supply stations countrywide.
The second memorandum of understanding aims to assemble and produce in Egyptthe components of CNG conversion kit for bi-fuel (natural gas - gasoline) and mixed fuel (natural gas - diesel), and transfer technical knowledge to enhance manufacturing expertise, as well as train and develop a local team of experts who work with local vehicle fleets, manufacturers and other companies working to develop technology for the use of CNG in transportation.
In addition, the cooperation with the Italian company Landi Renzo aims to develop Egyptian infrastructure as well as equipment, and modern production lines of tools, machines and test units necessary for assembling and manufacturing CNG conversion kit components such as conventional and synchronous gas regulators, spark plug units, gas electric pigtail, and pipes High pressure, and supporting the establishment of Egyptian industries by localizing the purchase of parts used in assembling conversion kit components and other components.
Landi Renzo is an Italian international company that has great experience in designing and production of parts, components and systems for converting vehicles and various gasoline and diesel vehicles to work with CNG, as well as gas compression activities for CNG cars, as well as its accumulated experience as a result of its partnership with SAFE & CEC SRL In designing, engineering and manufacturing of gas compressors and their applications.
The pilot projects planned in the two memorandum of understanding signed between the Egyptian and Italian sides are scheduled to contribute effectively to the development of projects to expand the use of CNG as an alternative fuel in cars and vehicles in Egypt, and to localize such vital industries in Egypt in preparation for their export abroad, and to support the provision of vehicles manufactured to work with CNG in the Egyptian market in cooperation with vehicles manufacturers located in Egypt as well as car import companies.