Recently, Algeria’s Naftal agreed to construct a 424 km 12-inch LPG Pipeline along Algeria’s Mediterranean Coast with Sonatrach‘s pipeline unit. The pipeline the construction of which is expected to cost approximately US$ 364M and be completed in a span of 48 months, will have the capacity to transport 1.2 million tonnes of LPG per year.
It will connect Arzew to Chlef and Algiers through Oran, Mascara, Relizane, Chlef, Ain-Defla, and Blida. The two companies signed the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract in a ceremony attended by Mourad Menouar, chairman of Naftal, Toufik Hakkar, chairman of Sonatrach, and TRC vice president Amine Melaika.
Remarks on the collaboration for the construction of the LPG Pipeline along Algeria’s Mediterranean Coast
Menouar praised the Sonatrach agreement, saying it was in accordance with Naftal’s long-term development plans. He also emphasized the importance of constructing the LPG Pipeline along Algeria’s Mediterranean Coast saying that it would allow Naftal to enhance its LPG distribution in Algeria’s west and center.
According to Hakkar, the work of Sonatrach TRC is in keeping with the group’s plan, and he also expressed his support for Naftal’s activities noting that energy security in Algeria is critical for all parties involved. Hakkar said that LPG was becoming a key component of the North African country’s energy mix, adding that it was in great demand.
Sonatrach TRC, according to Melaika, is totally devoted to the LPG Pipeline along Algeria’s Mediterranean Coast that will benefit not only Sonatrach and Naftal but the entire country at large and will complete it on time.
Recently, Sonatrach inaugurated a new manufacturing facility, where it was revealed that the new factory was working on an early production plant in the Tin-Fouye-Tabankort field. Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Energy and Mines, was welcomed to the site by company head, Hakkar.