Shell Lubricants Egypt renews lubes supply partnership with Centamin

Shell Lubricants Egypt has announced an extension of its contract with Centamin, the international gold producer, to supply lubricants to their Sukari Gold Mine (SGM) in Egypt. Shell and Centamin have been partners at SGM since 2014 as the sole supplier of lubricants, and the contract extension is for a further five years to 2026.

Amal El Sheikh, Managing Director of Shell Lubricants Egypt said, “Under this partnership, Shell will continue to support the activities at SGM, to exclusively supply the mine with lubricants for the next five years. Needless to say, the lengthy list of other services that will be provided by Shell, including technical services, on-site engineers and analysis labs, in addition to investment for sustainable development, making Shell Lubricant and Centamin’s partnership a major investment for an overall economic growth.” She further added, “We certainly take pride in the fact that Shell has been the leading global supplier of finished lubricants for 15 consecutive years. Also, it is important to highlight that Shell Lubricants and Centamin have spent eight years enabling great progress towards attaining commercial success and achieving zero downtime.”

Youssef El Raghy, Managing Director of Centamin, commenting on this extension of the partnership said, “Shell Lubricant has proven over the past eight years that it is the ideal partner in success, as it is the most consummate company when it comes to providing the best and the most high-quality lubricants, based on the latest technology, in addition to offering a multiplicity of different technical services.”

SGM began production in 2009 and is the first large-scale modern gold mine in Egypt and one of the world’s largest producing mines, forecast to produce over 400,000 ounces per annum with a 12-year life of mine.