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UAE’s Dodsal Group signs deal for $1.1bn energy plant in Algeria

Once completed, plant will produce 66,000 barrels per day

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Dubai-based Dodsal Group says it has won an engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) contract with Algeria’s state-owned energy producer, Sonatrach.

Under the terms of the $1.1bn contract, Dodsal will work on a separation and compression centre (CSC) in the periphery area of the South HGA-Hassi Messaoud oil fields.

The scope of work involves engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning, and work is expected to be completed in 2020. Dodsal has executed other projects in Algeria, such as the construction of the Skikda LNG project in 2009.

“This order further strengthens our long term relationship with Sonatrach and also reinforces our presence in Algeria, which is a strategic market for Dodsal. We are proud to continue our association with Sonatrach and are looking forward to working closely with them to successfully deliver this project,” said Dodsal group chairman and president, Dr. Rajen A. Kilachand.

The Dubai-based conglomerate has over five decades of experience in executing EPC projects in the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors across the Middle East, Europe, North and East Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia.

Algeria is Africa’s biggest natural-gas producer and a member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The country boosted its gas exports in 2016 and plans to increase gas output to 141.3-billion cubic meters (bcm) this year, and 143.9bcm in 2018, from 132.2 bcm in 2016. Sonatrach’s exports generate more than half of the government’s budget revenue.

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