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    Sonatrach Enlists Contractors to Build Gas Pipes


The company has awarded pipeline construction contracts worth $520mn.

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Sonatrach Enlists Contractors to Build Gas Pipes

Algeria's Sonatrach has awarded contracts to six domestic companies for the construction of 700 km of pipelines and networks to carry gas from fields in the country's southwest, it said on September 8.

The contracts with ENGCB, Sarpi, ENGTP, Enac, Kanaghaz and Cosider are worth dinars 67bn ($520mn) and will create almost 3,000 jobs, Sonatrach said. The project will enable the fields to produce 11mn m3/day by 2022.

Sonatrach said it had signed another deal with Sarpi and Safir Group on developing oilfields west of Touat, in order to supply 6,000 b/d of oil to the Adrar refinery by 2022. It has also hired Cosider to work on fire detection and anti-fire networks at oil and gas facilities in Arzew, and Enac to supply, install and commission cathodic protection systems on pipelines from Hassi R'Mel to Arzew.