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Sonatrach and CHEC sign contract for construction of LNG jetty

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The Sonatrach Group and the Chinese company China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) have signed a contract for the study, supply and construction of an LNG marine jetty and marine and port infrastructure located in the port of Skikda hydrocarbons, ‘El Djedid’.

With a contractual amount of nearly DA 53 billion, this project, consisting of the construction of an LNG jetty and maritime and port infrastructure, will allow for the optimisation of the LNG complex’s production, the loading of large-capacity LNG carriers up to 220 000 m3, in addition to the loading of tankers ranging between 50 000 and 250 000 t.

This project, which will be commissioned in 28 months from the entry into force of this contract under the Engineering Procurement Construction (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), will also include the conversion of the existing LNG substation for LPG, the adaptation of the existing station for the unloading of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), and the construction of a new berth for ships with a storage area of ??up to 15 hectares.

Listed in the Sonatrach Strategy for 2030 (SH 2030), the construction of a new LNG jetty and the extension of the oil port of Skikda will allow the mega-train LNG, located in this wilaya, to increase its production at its nominal capacity and the berthing of large capacity vessels, thus opening additional market prospects for Algerian LNG (APS).

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