Maire Tecnimont provisionally awarded US$248 mn LPG project by Sonatrach in Algeria

Italian engineering firm Maire Tecnimont’s main subsidiary Tecnimont has been provisionally awarded by Sonatrach an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for the execution of the LPG Train 4 – ZCINA Hassi Messaoud project, to be implemented inside the existing ZCINA Facility, located in the Hassi Messaoud area, in central Algeria.

The overall Contract value equals to US$248 million, under a multicurrency basis. The contract is under a scheme for Engineering, Procurement and Construction activities. The scope of the project entails the implementation of a new train of 8 MMSm3 (million standard cubic meters) 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 which operations have been started up from 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.