Samsung Engineering wins US$800 million gas project in Algeria

gas facility algeria-fairbanksmike flickrThe Timimoun project is expected to reach peak production of 1.6bn cubic metres per year when fully online. (Image source: Fairbanksmike/Flickr)Samsung Engineering has won a US$800mn contract from Groupement Timimoun (GTIM) to build gas treatment facilities at the Timimoun field in Algeria

The GTIM is a joint venture between state-owned Sonatrach, France’s Total and Spain’s Compania Espanola de Petroleos (CEPSA).

The South Korean engineering company said the contract is expected to be completed in April 2017. The project is located 800km southwest of Algiers.

Samsung Engineering will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning on a turnkey basis to build a 180km pipeline and a central processing facility (CPF) with a capacity of five million cubic metres per day, Reuters reported.

The Timimoun project is expected to reach peak production of 1.6bn cubic metres per year when fully online.

Choong Heum Park, CEO of Samsung Engineering, said, “Our accumulated experience in the oil and gas sector in MENA led to this opportunity to work with Groupement Timimoun. With our commitment to safety for the project and environment, we will execute and complete this project successfully and expect to deepen our footprint in Africa.”

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