Sonatrach will operate the upcoming Biskra refinery, proposed to be built at Biskra in Algeria. The non integrated refinery will be owned by Sonatrach and is expected to start operations in 2030.
Key processes of the refinery
Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 100
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 48
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 25
Hydrocracker (mbd): 24
Reformer (mbd): 19
Hydrotreater (mbd): 63
Alkylation (mbd): 3
Isomerization (mbd): 6
During the period 2021-2025, the Biskra refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $120m.
Contractors involved in the refinery
Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Biskra refinery include the following.
Design/FEED: John Wood Group.
Sonatrach SpA (Sonatrach) is an integrated oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, production, liquefaction, refining, marketing and maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and petroleum products. The company operates pipeline transport, storage, loading and unloading infrastructure network to transport crude oil; condensate, LPG, and natural gas. Sonatrach also carries out production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and by-products such as ethane propane butane and gasoline. It provides research, development, exploitation, and production of hydrocarbons. The company has operational presence in Europe, Africa, and South America. Sonatrach is headquartered in Algiers, Algeria.
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