• Contract part of Algerian Midstream Pipeline gas project
  • Dodsal and ABB also bid for project

Italian contractor Bonatti is the frontrunner in the bidding for a contract to construct a gas compressor station as part of the Algerian Midstream Pipeline project, which is expected to be awarded by Sonatrach, Algeria’s state-owned energy company, over the coming weeks.

The compressor is part of the package known as Package II GR4.

Dubai-based Dodsal and Switzerland’s ABB also bid for the scheme.

Dodsal is already executing two other compressor station contracts for the Midstream Pipeline project, with a total value of about $850m.

The Midstream Pipeline network is aimed primarily at providing extra quantities of gas to meet the country’s export and power generation requirements.

Midstream Pipeline Project Packages

Package I GK3

  • Construction of 275-kilometre pipeline from Hassi Rmel oil and gas gathering complex to Chaiba
  • Construction of 160km pipeline from Chaiba to Mechantine in northeast, where it will connect with Skikda ‘megastring’ network
  • Construction of 261km road between Mechantine and El-Kala
  • Installation of major gas compression station at Chaiba
  • Compressor station at Mechtatine for 48-inch gas pipeline at Hassi Rmel, Skikda

Package II GR4

  • Construction of 532km pipeline between Rhourde Nouss oil and gas field and Hassi Rmel
  • Compressor station
  • Associated facilities

Package GZ5

  • Installation of 48-inch diameter pipeline between Hassi Rmel and Sougueur

Package GR5

  • Liquefied petroleum gas pumping station
  • Reggane (Adrar) to Hassi Rmel (Laghouat) pipeline running for 783km
  • Phase 1: construction of 48-inch diameter pipeline from Reggane to Krechba running for 309km 
  • Phase 2: construction of 48-inch diameter pipeline from Krechba linking Hassi Rmel running for 474km

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