Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. said its main subsidiary Tecnimont was provisionally awarded an EPC contract worth US$248 million by Algeria’s Sonatrach for building an LPG train in Hassi Messaoud.
The engineering, procurement and construction contract for the execution of the LPG Train 4 – ZCINA will be implemented inside the existing ZCINA Facility.
The scope of the project entails the implementation of a new train of 8 million standard cubic meters (MMSm3) per day capacity of LPG and 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 provisional award is expected to be confirmed soon after finalisation of the contract annexes with the client and is subject to the final award notice of the project by Sonatrach. Formal contract signing is expected to take place in September 2018.
The project’s completion is scheduled within 30 months from the commencement date.
“After our recent awards this year in the refining segment, we are really proud of this achievement since it enables us to enter the promising Algerian market in the crucial gas treatment sector, where our group matured a solid experience carrying out projects in other MENA countries in the recent past,” said Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont group chief executive officer.
“We believe that this project can represent the first step of a long-lasting successful collaboration with a prestigious client such as Sonatrach, also in consideration of the strategic relationship between our two Countries in the global energy supply scenario.”