Key Facts

  • Owner Sonatrach
  • Parent Project Gassi Touil Integrated LNG Project
  • Location Algeria, Oran Province, Arzew
  • Status Execution
  • Classification Gas Processing Plant, Gas Processing
  • Budget ($m) $4,000m
  • Contract Type Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
  • Main Contract Completion Q1 2013
  • Contact the project owner (MEED Projects subscribers only)


Sonatrach is building a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Arzew, near the Djedid export terminal in Algeria. It was originally the downstream portion of the Gassi Touil integrated LNG project. However, following the acrimonious departure of Repsol and Gas Natural from the project in 2007, it is now being developed as a standalone facility, using gas sourced from the Gassi Touil and Rhourde Nouss fields.

Work for the plant includes:

  • Inlet facility with a slug catcher
  • Condensate stabilisation / recovery units
  • Gas sweetening / treatment plant comprising a dehydration unit, acid gas recovery unit and sulphur recovery unit
  • Liquefaction unit
  • NGL fractionation, extraction and LPG recovery units
  • Offsites and utilities
  • Export terminal
  • Three storage tanks