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EG23_RC_INP_Alaa Kamal

EGYPT - Real Estate & Construction

Alaa Kamal

Managing Director, INP

Bio

Engineer Alaa Kamal was born in Alexandria in 1962. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Alexandria University in 1984 and holds a diploma in Operational Safety. He started his career through Abu Qir Fertilizers Company in Alexandria, before taking on several local and international positions. He is currently the managing director of  INP Egypt LLC since 2016.

"The great strengths for INP is the highly experienced and skilled team, as well as of course the understanding of the local mentality of the project owner. INP Egypt is an international contractor with local spirit."
TBY talks to Alaa Kamal, Managing Director of INP, about the company’s evolution, greatest strengths, and Egypt’s hydrogen potential.
Can you tell us about INP’s history and how the company has evolved over the years?

INP is a German engineering company established more than 35 years, INP Egypt was established in 2016 to provide engineering and service for Siemens during the construction of the Mega power plant on 2020 we have added mechanical construction to our portfolio, and we could successfully finalize the DCP project owned by Evergrow and started with the erection work for the new stee plant.

What do you see as INP’s greatest strengths and what sets the company apart in the market?

The great strengths for INP is the highly experienced and skilled team, as well as of course the understanding of the local mentality of the project owner. INP Egypt is an international contractor with local spirit.

Can you discuss any recent projects or initiatives that INP has been working on in Egypt or elsewhere?

Our great achievement was with Siemens during the construction of the three mega power plants in Egypt we have supported them in all phases from construction to commissioning and now with operations and maintenance.

What are the biggest challenges facing INP currently and how is the company working to address them?

The biggest challenges we are facing is the uncertainty in the market due to the currency devaluation and consequently the delay of the mega industrial project, we are trying to spread our business out side Egypt and we succeed to secure business with Siemens in Libya and Brazil, in engineering and services.

How does INP approach sustainability and what steps is the company taking to reduce its environmental impact?

Sustainability is playing a major role in all company policy, INP Egypt was among the first company in Egypt to undergo the sustainability audit by Intertek and we got the certification without any major finding, that was an essential target for us to keep the business relation with international and major local company. We are committed to keep the environment clean and play a positive roll towards our community and full fill our responsibility.

How is INP advancing in the development of hydrogen, and what is your evaluation of Egypt’s potential to serve as an export hub for this resource?

INP Egypt is very much interested in Green Hydrogen and Energy storage business, we have a vast experience in Ammonia plant construction and operation within the company expat, Ammonia is considered the new oil and is much easier to stored and transported than Hydrogen, INP Egypt already partnering with an international company to start the production of the electrolysis in Egypt for the first time. We also looking after carbon capture and utilization CCU to reduce the carbon emission form the power plants, Fertilizer, and cements plants. Egypt is ready to play a major role in the green energy production and treading.

What would you like to see achieved in the coming year?

Market stability is the base for any development. Our goal is to attract more qualified and skilled staff and enhance the skills of our existing staff through training and workshops with our mother company. We hope that our fabrication plans for the electrolysis will be realized this year and start with the construction of the fabrication workshop.

 

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