Oil Minister Ismail Sharif had met with the executive leadership of International
Pipe Industry Company (IPIC) to discuss the company’s situation and develop appropriate cooperation between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation and IPIC
He was welcomed by Chairman, Eng. Ihab Shafiq Vice Chairman and Managing Director and Heads of various departments of the company.
The Minister had listened vigilantly a detailed presentation on the company’s activity, production levels and achievements which have accomplished during last few years.
He also surveyed mills of pipeline and bends and praised the modern and remarkable technologies of the factory.
IPIC was one of the participating organizations in the 3rd Arab Petroleum Conference which had been held in Aswan in the period between 15th till 18th December 2004 . The conference was held under the auspices of H.E. Eng. Sameh Fahmy “Egyptian Petroleum Minister” & Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Gweily “Secretary-general of Arabic Economic Union Assembly”.
One of the Conference topics was the mutual Arabic cooperation. IPIC demonstrates the successful trials of mutual Arabic cooperation. On Thursday 16th December 2004 IPIC points out its achievement in a show that attracted all the attendees. It’s worth mentioning that IPIC was just a guest in the 2nd conference where it presented its construction stages and now only after one year IPIC amazed all the attendees by its huge sales volume as well as its unpredicted progress only through the first production year.
“It was great to discuss the success story of one of the most ideal organizations in the Arab world today , IPIC did not only show how to succeed but also presented some new sectors which could be integrated with other Arabic organizations” Dr. Ahmed El Gweily said.
On 29.01.2005 and for 2 days “Kuwait in Egypt fair” had been held under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed Nazeef -Egyptian Prime Minister. The fair aims to engrave the relations between the Arabic companies specially those of Egyptian-Kuwaiti shares.
For its being Egyptian- Kuwaiti Company, IPIC has participated in the fair. Such a fair gives the chance for a lot of meeting between Egyptian& Kuwaiti employees either in Kuwaiti companies or in those of Egyptian Kuwaiti shares. The fair was visited by so many key- personnel such as H.E. minister of tourism, minister of transportation and minister of manpower in addition to Kuwaiti Ambassador in Egypt .Eng. Mohamed Ayad – IPIC CEO- explains to the visitors of the company’s side our aims and projects which were admired by the visitors. Furthermore, H.E. Dr. Fayza Abu El Naga – minister of International cooperation-visited IPIC’s side where she appreciates our achieving projects though of our short time in market.
Under the Patronage of H.E. Eng. Azmi Khorisat- Minister of Energy& Mineral Resources- East Gas Conference& Exhibition has been held in Amman- Jordan on 6 September 2005 for 2 days. IPIC was one of a huge number of Egyptian and Arabic Petroleum companies that participate in such an event which is its main slogan is“For Future Energy”.
The motive for organizing such an event was to show the future of the huge project of the Arab Gas Pipeline as one of the economic and strategic influencing projects in the Arab World. The new pipeline would shape the future of energy in the area through adding Arab Gas a new source. This huge project is considered to be a new model that assures that Arab co-operative projects are executable if the concerned parties have a strong will for it. The pipeline should be well thought of as an economic and strategic vein between Egypt and Jordan during the first phase. It extends in the second phase to include Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. The third phase would incorporate the African, Asian and European continents.
One of Middle East Gas Conference & Exhibition was the conference magazine which contains variable subjects about it ; such as a brief about H.E. Eng. Azmi Khorisat – Minister of Energy& Mineral Resources, the conference welcome message, a view of natural gas in both Egypt & Jordan and companies overview.
IPIC was one of the scheduled companies to be visited by the Sudanese group which visited Egypt on 15.9.03 .IPIC was chosen as it stands a discriminated company in the petroleum sector and is specialized in the production of pipes. On 16.09.2003 some members of the Sudanese group visited IPIC Company .After that IPIC activities was presented in the meeting which was held which in it Eng. Mohamed Ayad –IPIC CEO- stated that IPIC is a joint- stock company between Kuwait and Egypt and is specialized in the production of pipes used for both Petrol and gas.
On the period between 28/5/2004 and 30/5/2004 a group of South East Asian Ambassadors and their wives visit Egypt, IPIC was nominated to be one of the good reputable companies in the Egyptian petroleum sector and so it was scheduled that the group would visit it on 29/5/2004.During the visit the groups’ members got an overview about the company, its activity and technology used in manufacturing pipes according to the international specifications. In addition to that they made a plant tour to watch out every stage of the production process. The visitors expressed their admiration of the technology used in manufacturing and the healthy atmosphere of the whole plant.
On Thursday 8.4.04 Dr. Mohamed El Ghmrawi visits IPIC accompanied by delegation of General Investment Authority. IPIC’s team presents a show that demonstrates the main features of the company ” capital,
production volume, projects,…etc.”. After that Dr. El Ghmrawi visits the plant accompanied by Eng. Mohamed Ayad-IPIC CEO- and number of IPIC’s leaders where he gets a display of IPIC’s techniques and machinery system
One of the noticeable activities for the Industry&Energy Committee of People’s Assembly are the scheduled visits they pay all over Egypt. One of these visit takes place in the period between 30/6/2004 till 3/7/2004 which aim to be in the petroleum companies that are in Rashid and Port Said. Undoubtedly, IPIC is one of the companies which is of interest for any visits of such a purpose.
On Thursday 1/7/2004 the committee arrives IPIC ,Eng. Mohamed Ayad displays an overall show for the companies achievements through the pervious period. After that the visit’s members take a tour in the plant to be aware of the latest technologies used in IPIC, Eng. Mohamed Ayad highlights that IPIC is part of the Egyptian Consortium that carry out the Arabic Line project to transfer gas between Egypt & Jordan. The visit was one of the topics Egyptian newspapers comment.
On Wednesday 23.11.05 ADCO (Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations) has visited IPIC to make an authentic evaluation for IPIC as a pre- step for IPIC to be added to ADCO vendor list . ADCO operates onshore and in shallow coastal water of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi.
Eng. Mohamed Kassem – NOSPCO chairman- has visited IPIC on Tuesday 29.11.05 to follow up ONS ( Offshore North Sinai) Project which IPIC executes for NOSPCO.