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    Sound Gets Approvals for Morocco Project


Moroccan authorities have approved an EIA for a gas treatment and compression complex, including liquefaction facilities.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Sound Gets Approvals for Morocco Project

Morocco-focused gas company Sound Energy has secured an additional environmental impact assessment (EIA) approval and land rights for its Tendrara gas project, it said in a March 20 statement.

The company received the EIA approval from the Moroccan ministry of energy, mines and environment for the construction of a gas treatment and compression complex, including a micro LNG production facility.

In February, Sound announced its plan to pursue the first phase of the TE-5 Horst development at the Tendrara concession, which would involve liquefying its gas. Negotiations are ongoing with equipment providers for the LNG facility, as well as industrial customers and distributors on a gas offtake agreement, the company said.

Sound also obtained land access approvals from the country's interior ministry for the 120-km Tendrara gas export pipeline (TGEP), which will be built under the second phase of the TE-5 Horst development.  Sound said these approvals covered 99.9% of the pipeline's length. The remaining approvals relate to three key roads and five river crossings along the TGEP route and are to be sought after final investment decision is taken.

The latest approvals come after the Sound received EIA approval from the Moroccan government to build and operate the pipeline.