Sonatrach operates the Skikda I hydroskimming refinery, which is located in Skikda, Algeria. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated hydroskimming owned by Sonatrach. The refinery started operations in 1980 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 2.84. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 355
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 9
Reformer (mbd): 30
Isomerization (mbd): 16

The capacity of the Skikda I refinery is expected to remain the same as 355mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Skikda I refinery hydroskimming is expected to witness an estimated $2,300.58m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Skikda I hydroskimming refinery

The Skikda I refinery hydroskimming witnessed one incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion projects at Skikda I hydroskimming refinery

Other Hydrocracker, CCR, Solvent Deasphalt Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Skikda I hydroskimming refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: Honeywell International.

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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