Under the terms of the 28-month contract, signed with national oil refining company Naftec, a subsidiary of state energy company Sonatrach, Cegelec will upgrade medium and low voltage distribution systems and the digital instrumentation and control system of the electrical grid.

In addition, three new substations will be built, with seven others to be revamped.

Cegelec beat competition from seven other local and international contractors to win the work at the facility, which has a refining capacity of 60,000 barrels a day (MEED 27:10:08).