Within the framework of the Faculty of Engineering’s keenness on providing field visit to its students, the Basic Sciences Department, in cooperation with the Petrochemical Engineering Department, organized a field visit to the Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Company (SIDPEC) for the students of the pre-engineering year. The visit was under the supervision of Ass. Prof. Dr. Noha Said Ibrahim, Associate Professor, Petrochemical Engineering Department, and Dr. Aya Suleiman, lecturer, Petrochemical Engineering Department. The visit was held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 and aimed at giving the students a chance to apply what they studied in the general chemistry course.

The visit was welcomed by Eng. Mahmoud Basal, company’s assistant president for production. The visit’s program began with an introductory session about the company that included security and safety. Then the students listened to a detailed session about the production and manufacturing of polyethylene in the company. Later, the students visited the ethylene and the polyethylene plants.