Petrofac has been established in Algeria since 1999. Our main office is situated in the country’s capital, Algiers. Our Hassi Messaoud base is the main support centre for Petrofac projects in the south of the country in terms of logistics, procurement and administration sub-contracting.
Since 2007, we have been awarded four major projects in Algeria:
- the In Salah gas compression project
- the El Merk Field central processing facility
- the In Salah Southern Fields projects
- the Alrar gas field development, in partnership with Bonatti
The In Salah Southern Fields development project is executed by In Salah Gas, an association of Sonatrach, BP and Statoil. The project, to be completed in phases over 50 months, is designed to maintain a plateau gas production rates of nine billion cube metres per annum beyond 2013.
Underpinning Petrofac’s presence in Algeria is our commitment to supporting Algeria’s nationalisation programme. Our Training Services business opened the Hassi Messaoud Constructions Skills Training Centre in 2010. The centre has the capacity to deliver training programmes and qualify approximately 300 above Algerian nationals annually. Training is primarily skills based, with a strong emphasis on health and safety. The curriculum on offer covers five specialist trade areas:
- pipe fabrication
For further information about the centre, please visit www.petrofactraining.com
We're delighted to be partnering with Bonatti in order to deliver the Alrar gas field project for Sonatrach. This development builds on Petrofac's long history of project execution in Algeria where we have been operating successfully for more than 15 years.
Subramanian Sarma, Managing Director, Onshore Engineering & Construction