Algeria’s Sonatrach and Italy’s Maire Tecnimont signed the contract for the realisation of the LPG Train 4 – ZCINA Hassi Messaoud project.
The project, announced in early September, entails the implementation of a new LPG train of 8 million standard cubic meters (MMSm3) per day capacity inside the existing ZCINA Facility, in the Hassi Messaoud area, in central Algeria.
It also includes condensate extraction from associated gas coming from the existing plants located nearby ZCINA facility outside the battery limits.
This project is an extension to the existing ZCINA LPG plant, where operations started in June 2013 with three LPG trains, to increase the production of LPG and condensate from the Hassi Messaoud field.
LPG or Liquefied Petroleum Gas is a pressurised liquid mixture of propane and butane used as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles.
The contract was signed by Faiz Zane, Directeur Central Engineering & Project Management Sonatrach and Maire Tecnimont Group CEO Pierroberto Folgiero, at the presence of SONATRACH CEO Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour several other Algerian and Italian senior officials.
Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, said: “We are really honoured to contribute to Sonatrach’s development plans in Algeria, thanks to our solid track record in gas treatment. This contract enables us to set foot in the Algerian gas sector, which represents a strategic hub for the European energy supply network.”
The project’s completion is scheduled within 30 months from the commencement date.