Storia e tecnica: Grandiosi progetti italiani

Il canale del petrolio

The Sumed pipeline (also known as Suez-Mediterranean pipeline) is an oil pipeline in Egypt, running from the Ain Sukhna terminal on the Gulf of Suez to offshore Sidi Kerir, Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea. It provides an alternative to the Suez Canal for transporting oil from the Persian Gulf region to the Mediterranean.

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Il grandioso progetto SUMED (Egitto 1979)


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Un consorzio composto da quattro Società italiane, Saipem e Snamprogetti del Gruppo Eni, Montubi e Cimi della Finsider, ha realizzato in Egitto un sistema di oleodotti per il trasporto del greggio da Suez nel Mar Rosso, ad Alessandria, nel Mediterraneo. Il film illustra le varie fasi della realizzazione dell’importante opera.







The Sumed pipeline is 320 kilometres (200 mi) long. It consists of two parallel lines of 42 inches (1,070 mm) diameter. Its capacity is 2.5 million barrels per day (400×103 m3/d).

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In 2009 it carried 1.1 million barrels per day (170×103 m3/d).


Arab Petroleum Pipeline Co. ( SUMED) has established a fully equipped product hub at their Ain Sukhna complex on the Red Sea Coast in Egypt. The hub includes both onshore and offshore facilities. The onshore facility comprises 61 product storage tanks with a total capacity of 2,125 million m³, and two 50 km long unidirectional pipelines to the city of Suez. The diameter of the individual product storage tanks varies from 21 to 59 m.

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Single point moron with marine hoses

The offshore facility comprises a jetty and berths (500-160,000 DWT) including a topside pipeline and other auxiliaries. The hub includes an offshore single point mooring for very large crude carriers (VLCC), connected via a sea pipeline and marine hoses. The offshore facility is intended to accommodate future expansions to handle up to 24 million tonnes per annum of various products.


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