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October 6, 2021updated 07 Oct 2021 7:25am

Hassi Messaoud III Refinery, Algeria

By Carmen

Sonatrach will operate the upcoming Hassi Messaoud III refinery, proposed to be built at Ouargla in Algeria. The non integrated refinery will be owned by Sonatrach and is expected to start operations in 2024.



Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 110
Hydrocracker (mbd): 26
Reformer (mbd): 21
Hydrotreater (mbd): 43
Isomerization (mbd): 7



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During the period 2021-2025, the Hassi Messaoud III refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $2,960m.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Hassi Messaoud III refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: John Wood Group.

Main EPC: Samsung Engineering, Tecnicas Reunidas.

About Sonatrach


Sonatrach SpA (Sonatrach) is an integrated oil and gas company that 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 Gazoline. The company has upstream oil field operations in the Salah, Amenas, Hassi Messaoud, Hassi R’Mel Hassi Berkine Ourhoud Tin Fouye Tabankort, and Rhourde Nouss, in Sahara algrien regions. It has operational presence in Latin America, Europe, Africa and North America. Sonatrach is headquartered in Algiers, Algeria.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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