In the coming days Egypt will inaugurate a new wharf for natural gas and petroleum product tankers on the Gulf of Suez.
SUMED, which has operated two pipelines from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, will build the new wharf.
The 2.5 km wharf will have three berths to receive natural gas and petroleum products carriers.
"The country has been building fuelling depots for ships along the Suez Canal and expanding its refining capacity, and has an extensive pipeline network and two idle gas liquefaction plants ready to export new gas as it arrives," Reuters stated.
SUMED is owned %50 by the Egyptian government, while the rest by Arab oil exporters in the Gulf.
The pipeline is spending $415 million to develop its facilities, including building nine 300,000 cubic meter petroleum storage tanks and loading and offloading facilities.
The tanks are due to be completed by the end of 2018, said SUMED chairman Mohamed Abdel-Hafez.
NBK-Egypt provided $300 million in financing for the project, according to a statement by the bank in May.