EGAS - Cyprus Gas Pipeline

General Information
Owner Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Ain Sokhna, Suez Governorate, Egypt
Status --
Sector Gas, Transmission, Gas Pipeline
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $1000m
Award Date January 2026
Completion Date October 2028
Last Updated On May 2024
ProjectId (Old, New) 28797, 246154


The Egyptian and Cyprus Governments have embarked on an ambitious plan to build a Natural Gas Pipeline connecting the Aphrodite Gas Field in Cyprus with the facilities onshore Egypt.

The proposed pipeline can either stretch across 400 km directly connecting Aphrodite to the onshore facilities in Egypt or instead take a shorter route (90 km) and connect the newly discovered Zohr field from where the combined gas could be transported using a single pipeline to onshore Egypt. A decision on the route of the pipeline is yet to be taken.

The US$1,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of pipeline (90km / 400km depending on the route selected)

2. Construction of pumping Station

3. Installation of valves

4. Construction of associated civil work

5. Construction of storage tanks

6. Construction of related facilities

Second Section

10 May 2024

The project is still in the initial stages of development.

24 December 2023

The project is still in the initial stages of development.

16 August 2023

The project is still in the initial stages of development.

02 May 2023

The project is still in the initial stages of development.

27 December 2022

The project work is still in the initial stages of development.

31 October 2022

The project work is delayed due to the ongoing dispute with Israel which claims that the field extends into Israeli waters. (Source: MEED)

12 October 2022

The project is still in the initial stages of development. However, Chevron plans to decide on whether the pipeline route will go directly to Egypt or be connected to a pipeline from Israel’s Leviathan gas field to Egypt. (Source: MEED)

06 July 2022

The project is still in the initial stages of development. However, it is expected to be operational by 2026.

20 September 2021

The recent agreement between Cyprus and Egypt expedite the progress and the project is still under the initial stages of development.

22 June 2021

The project is in study stage and is facing delays due to financial issues.

02 December 2020

Market sources indicate that there is no further development and the FEED works are expected to be commenced after 2022.

30 August 2020

Market sources indicate that there has been no further development.

15 October 2019

The project is still under planning.

12 June 2019

An agreement has been signed between Cyprus and Egypt for the development of the subsea natural gas pipeline.

09 August 2018

Egyptian and Cyprus Government entered into an agreement to develop the project. The agreement approved in-principal by EU union is expected to be finalized by the fourth quarter of 2018.

11 June 2018

The project is still under planning.

08 May 2018

A final agreement on the pipeline is expected to be signed soon.

23 February 2018

The project is expected to be operational by end of 2019.

23 January 2018

Noble Energy is considering to invest in the project.

04 December 2017

A preliminary agreement has been reached to develop the project. The project is expected to be operational in 2019 or 2020.

22 November 2017

Egypt and Cyprus signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of the pipeline from December 2017.

24 August 2017

Egypt ministry is currently coordinating with Cyprus to rapidly proceed with the project.

24 May 2017

It is understood that the preliminary studies are still ongoing on the project.

16 January 2017

Egypt & Cyprus have signed an agreement to construct an undersea pipeline.

12 October 2016

Egypt & Cyprus are expected to sign before end 2016 and a final agreement on the construction of a pipeline to export natural gas from Cyprus to Egypt is expected to come into effect in 2020.

31 August 2016

Cyprus and Egypt are set to sign an agreement today, dealing with the transport of natural gas through a pipeline. Currently this project is under study stage.

26 May 2016

The project continues to be under study stage.

25 February 2016

The project continues to be under study stage.

25 November 2015

The client is closely evaluating the possibility of changing the scope of the project by building a shorter pipeline connecting to Zohr gas field. However, the decision depends on several factors including the commercial viability and the time required for project completion as compared to both the plans.

12 August 2015

The initial studies are underway and expected to be concluded soon. Currently, both Cyprus and Egypt are negotiating to finalize trade agreement.

14 May 2015

The MOU for the project has been signed between both the countries. Currently the technical studies are ongoing to involve a new private partner along with the two parties who are carrying out a study on the technical solutions for transferring gas through a marine pipeline directly from the Aphrodite field to Egypt. Technical studies for gas imports for Cyprus is expected to complete by June 2015.

04 May 2015

The project is in initial study stage.

09 April 2015

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company is planning to build a natural Gas Pipeline connecting the Aphrodite Gas Field in Egypt.