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Petrofac, leading a consortium with Genie Civil et Batiment (GCB), has received notification of a provisional award for an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Sonatrach for the Tinrhert EPC2 Development Project in Algeria

The contract is valued at approximately US$300mn, with Petrofac’s share around US$200mn.

Located in Alrar, around 1,500 km southeast of Algiers, EPC2 will provide a new Central Processing Facility (CPF) with inlet separation and decarbonisation units. The scope of work also includes tie-ins to the existing Alrar Separation and Boosting Facilities, which Petrofac originally helped deliver in 2018, along with commissioning, start-up and performance testing. When completed, the development will boost natural gas production and remove CO2 from the field’s gas reserves, within specifications for the global market, enabling further economic growth in-country.

Elie Lahoud, chief operating officer for Petrofac’s Engineering & Construction division said,

“The Petrofac and GCB consortium is testament to our focus on local delivery, through investment in local supply chains and work forces. We are very pleased to have been notified of this provisional award by Sonatrach, which reflects their confidence in our ability to drive in-country value, while safely delivering strategically significant energy infrastructure.”

In 2018 Petrofac was awarded a contract with Sonatrach for Tinrhert EPC1, which includes delivery of a new inlet separation and compression centre, successfully extending the existing Ohanet CPF. This project recently received the first hydrocarbons for the start-up of production.