LNG Arzew Sonatrach
The Arzew new LNG liquefaction train or GL3-Z project started in july 2008 by Sonatrach is situated about 400km (249 miles) west of Algiers. The onshore contract was worth €2.8bn and involved the construction of a new LNG liquefaction train on a brownfield site in the industrial zone of Arzew adjacent to the existing refinery.
Sonatrach awarded Saipem, in a joint venture with Chiyoda, the lump sum turn key contract for the new Arzew LNG Train (GL3-Z) project. The contract encompassed the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) of a single-train gas liquefaction (LNG) plant, with a capacity of 4.7 million tonnes of LNG per annum. We supplied to Saipem Venturi Tubes, Orifices Plates, Thermocouples and Thermowells for the single-train gas liquefaction plant. That time Saipem was named for the first time as the main contractor of a large gas liquefaction (LNG) plant, asserting its reputation as an integrated player, capable of managing large and complex turnkey projects in the high tech market of the LNG sector.
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