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Dodsal Group signs US$ 1.1bn gas-oil separation plant project in Algeria

The Dodsal Group, a Dubai-based business conglomerate currently operating in countries across MENA, East Africa and India, has been awarded a prestigious Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contract from Sonatrach, Algeria's state energy producer, to execute a Separation and Compression Centre (CSC) at the periphery area of South HGA-Hassi Messaoud. The project value will amount to approximately US$ 1.1 billion.

The work, which includes detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant, will begin shortly and is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Upon completion, the plant will be producing at a capacity of 66,000 barrels/day.

Dodsal Group Chairman and President, Rajen A. Kilachand said: “This order further strengthens our long term relationship with Sonatrach and also reinforces our presence in Algeria, which is a strategic market for Dodsal. We are proud to continue our association with Sonatrach and are looking forward to working closely with them to successfully deliver this project.”

Algeria is Africa’s biggest natural-gas producer and a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.  The country boosted its gas exports in 2016 and plans to increase gas output to 141.3 billion cubic meters (bcm) this year and 143.9 bcm in 2018, from 132.2 bcm in 2016. Sonatrach’s exports generate more than half of the government’s budget revenue.

Dodsal has been executing EPC projects for over five decades in the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors across the Middle East, Europe, North and East Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia. The UAE-based conglomerate has executed other projects in Algeria, such as the construction of the Skikda LNG Project in 2009, and has since been awarded its third major EPC contract by Sonatrach.

With over 10,000 employees, the multi-billion dollar business conglomerate has proven competencies in other sectors including trading, distribution and EPC. As a leading EPC player in the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors, The Dodsal Group has implemented projects in over 22 nations across the world.