The American company Emerson has been tasked by Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach to improve and optimize activities at its Alrar gas processing plant located in the Southeastern part of the North African country.
The $32 million project includes engineering procurement, commissioning and testing of the new integrated control and safety systems, fire and gas systems, boosters and compressor controls, field instrumentation, liquid and gas metering skids, control and isolation valves, and other equipment for improved production efficiencies, equipment reliability and safety, Trade Arabia reported.
Algeria seeks to optimize Sonatrach’s production operations and improve the reliability and security of the Alrar plant’s processes. The project will also enable Sonatrach to achieve Top Quartile performance that will propel the company among top global peers through operations and capital performance.
Emerson believes the commissioned work strengthens its footprint in the gas-rich North African country, a strategic market in Africa.
“We are proud to provide Sonatrach the automation it requires to expand its gas processing operations in Alrar,” said Mounir Taleb, vice president for measurement and analytical, Emerson Automation Solutions, Middle East and Africa.
“Sonatrach has long been a valued customer to Emerson, and this contract further recognizes Emerson as a leading automation technology company capable of executing complete, turnkey projects to achieve measurable business improvement,” he added.
The American company will jointly execute the project with Fores Engineering whose Italian parent organization Rosetti Marino operates into oil, gas, petrochemical, and shipbuilding.