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 Naftal indicators up Sonatrach pipeline work for LPG provides
December 13, 2022

Naftal indicators up Sonatrach pipeline work for LPG provides

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Algeria’s Naftal has signed a cope with Sonatrach’s pipeline unit on the development of a 424 km LPG pipeline to run alongside the Mediterranean coast.

Naftal and Sonatrach TRC signed the engineering, procurement and development (EPC) contract on March 23 on the firm’s headquarters.

Naftal chairman Mourad Menouar participated within the signing ceremony, alongside Sonatrach chairman Toufik Hakkar and TRC vp Amine Melaika.

The 12 inch pipeline will run from Arzew to Chlef and Algiers. Naftal reported it could be capable to carry 1.2 million tonnes per yr of LPG.

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Image reveals; Sonatrach TRC and Naftal officers reaching a deal on an LPG pipeline. Algiers, Algeria. Equipped by Sonatrach Date; 23/03/2022

The company estimated the price at 52 billion dinars ($364mn). Building will take 48 months. The hyperlink will cross the Oran, Mascara, Relizane, Chlef, Ain-Defla, Blida and Algiers wilayas.

Menouar welcomed the cope with Sonatrach, saying this was in step with Naftal’s growth technique. Constructing the pipeline, he stated, is of paramount significance. It’s going to enable Naftal to enhance the way it distributes LPG within the west and centre of Algeria.

The pipeline firm has lengthy expertise on this work, Menouar stated.

Sonatrach TRC’s work is in step with the group technique, Hakkar stated, stating his assist of Naftal’s actions. Algeria’s vitality safety is essential for all concerned, he stated.

“LPG is changing into an vital component within the nation’s vitality portfolio”, Hakkar stated, saying it was in excessive demand. Transporting LPG by boat or by street has too excessive a value, he famous.

Melaika stated Sonatrach TRC was “totally dedicated” to the work and to reaching it throughout the schedule. The advantages from the development won’t simply be for Sonatrach and Naftal, Melaika stated, however for all of Algeria.


Sonatrach held an inauguration ceremony this week for a brand new manufacturing unit. Firm head Hakkar welcomed Minister of Power and Mines Mohamed Arkab to the positioning.

Sonatrach stated the brand new manufacturing unit was engaged on an early manufacturing facility on the Tin-Fouye-Tabankort discipline.

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