Dubai-based Dodsal Group has been awarded a contract from Sonatrach, Algeria's state energy producer, to execute engineering, procurement and construction on a $1 billion gas-oil
The work, which includes detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant, will begin shortly and is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
Upon completion, the South HGA-Hassi Messaoud plant will be producing at a capacity of 66,000 barrels/day, the company said in a statement.
Dodsal Group chairman and president, Dr Rajen A Kilachand, said: “This order further strengthens our long term relationship with Sonatrach and also reinforces our presence in Algeria, which is a strategic market for Dodsal.”
Algeria is Africa’s biggest natural-gas producer and a member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The country boosted its gas exports in 2016 and plans to increase gas output to 141.3 billion cubic metres (bcm) this year and 143.9 bcm in 2018.
Sonatrach’s exports generate more than half of the government’s budget revenue.
Dodsal has executed other projects in Algeria, such as the construction of the Skikda LNG Project in 2009, and has since been awarded its third major EPC contract by Sonatrach.
With over 10,000 employees, the company said it has implemented projects in over 22 nations across the world.
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