Sonatrach lets contract for LPG plant work

State-owned Sonatrach has let a $100 million contract to ABB to rebuild and revamp a treatment unit in the LPG plant at Rhourde-Nouss natural gas field in central-eastern Algeria.

ABB will handle engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning and testing of hardware and software for the plant. It will revamp LPG Train 200, a treatment and fractionation unit damaged in 2009, and upgrade safety systems to international standards.

It also will provide process equipment and electrical and instrumentation systems and offer optional front-end engineering design services for realization of a new LPG vaporization and reinjection system, a new LPG boosting pumps diagnostic system, and bunkerization of the control room.

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