Sonatrach, China Harbor Sign LNG Infrastructure Deal
Algerian state Sonatrach and China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) signed a $445mn contract for the study, supply and construction of an LNG marine jetty and marine and port infrastructure located in the port of Skikda in eastern Algeria, Sonatrach said last week.
The project is expected to optimise LNG production, the loading of large-capacity LNG carriers up to 220,000 m3 and the loading of tankers ranging between 50,000 and 250,000 metric tons, Sonatrach said. The project is expected to be complete in 28 months from the start of construction.
This project 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.
The LNG jetty project is part of Sonatrach’s Strategy for 2030 (SH 2030).