Sonatrach will operate the upcoming Hassi Messaoud III cracking refinery, proposed to be built at Ouargla, Algeria. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, the non integrated cracking refinery will be owned by Sonatrach, with operations expected to start in 2024. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

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

During the period 2021-2025, the Hassi Messaoud III refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $3,200m of capex.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Hassi Messaoud III cracking 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. 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 the 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 operates in Europe, Africa, and South America. Sonatrach is headquartered in Algiers, Algeria.

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