Petrofac said it was awarded an EPC contract for the Ain Tsila development project in Algeria by Sonatrach, Petroceltic and Enel’s Groupment Isarene, valued at about US$1 billion.
The Ain Tsila field, located around 1,100 kilometres south-east of Algiers, will produce gas, LPG and condensate, for the local Algerian market and for export.
Under the terms of the 42-month contract, the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project scope of work includes commissioning, start-up and performance testing, Petrofac said in a statement.
E S Sathyanarayanan, group managing director, Engineering & Construction, said: “This award builds on Petrofac’s significant track record in Algeria where we have been operating successfully for more than 20 years, with a strong record for project execution and the development of local capability. We are focused on delivering an effective, safe solution that meets our high standards and continues our commitment to the local energy sector.”
Petrofac’s EPC activities in Algeria include Sonatrach’s Tinrhert Field Development Project, along with the Alrar and Reggane projects that started production last year.