Our facility in Damietta, Egypt primarily supplies domestic and European markets.Located on the Mediterranean Sea, our plant in Egypt is among the most energy-efficient methanol plants in the world.
Methanex is the sole producer of methanol in Egypt and has been operating in the country since 2011. Methanol designated for the local Egyptian market is marketed by our partner, the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company and the remainder supplies our customers in Europe.
Through our unique partnership with the United Nations’ International Labor Organization (ILO), we align our Social Investment strategy with Egypt’s Vision 2030 and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by extending the full scale of the ILO’s Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People (DJEP) project to Damietta addressing one of Egypt’s most pressing challenges—that of youth unemployment and underemployment. In recognition of our contributions to the enrichment of micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) culture in Damietta, in 2019, we received the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Humane Entrepreneurship Award.
In 2020, we signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to embed the culture of Process Safety Management (PSM) within the Egyptian oil, gas and petrochemicals sector, in alignment with the Ministry’s modernization program. The MoU resulted in the formation of the Egyptian Process Safety Management (PSM) Steering Committee and a three-year roadmap for the industry.
At Methanex in Egypt, our focus on open and transparent collaboration with our neighbors, community leaders, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community development associations (CDAs) has helped us build trust with the community and respond successfully to local concerns and needs.
Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focus on areas where Methanex can make a unique and sustainable difference in Egypt including empowerment & training, health, education and many others.
For more information about Methanex in Egypt, please contact:
Building 13 C01, Business Park C,
Cairo Festival City, Ring Road,
Fifth settlement, Cairo, Egypt.
Methanex Plant – Petrochemical Complex
Damietta Port. P.O. Box 159
New Damietta-Damietta, Egypt
T: +20 (57) 392 300
F: +20 (57) 392 391
Working in Egypt
Whether you are an experienced professional or a fresh graduate, you will find Methanex in Egypt a great place to work.
As a member of Methanex “One Team” in Egypt, you will feel how different we are in the way we think, the way we act and the way we work. You will be part of a talented team who is quick, driven, caring, and genuinely believes in and applies the highest safety practices both at work and personal life.
As we care about your career development and growth as much as you do, Methanex will provide you with opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills, and further build your competencies and experience on the job through a diverse range of projects and assignments, coaching and mentoring, as well as structured learning initiatives. We also share job opportunities that become available internally in Egypt or globally.
Our dedication to world-class people practices in talent management and learning and development, compensation and benefits, performance management, and engagement practices has made us an employer of choice in the petrochemical industry.