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Sonatrach Contracts for LNG Terminal

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sonatrach has contracted China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) for port installations and a terminal for LNG according to the state-run news agency, APS. Under the $455 million contract, CHEC will provide studies of and set up a terminal for LNG and build marine and harbor infrastructure for a fuel terminal in Skikda.

The project, which is expected to take over two years to complete, allows for the upgrade of LNG production to 220,000 cubic meters per day and the loading of large capacity methane tankers between 50,000 and 250,000 tons.

Part of Sonatrach’s 2030 Strategy, the construction of a new LNG terminal and the expansion of the oil terminal at Skikda will allow the company to increase its production and open up to more international markets.