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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Sonatrach
  • Website: (French)
  • Wiki Page: Arzew Refinery
  • Location: Arzew, Algeria
  • Capacity: million tons/annum & bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage:
  • Expected Completion: Commissioning is expected in 2012
  • Budget: $405 million

The Project

  • Project Type: Expansion
  • Project Summary:
    • Revamp and Expansion of Existing CDU/ Gas Plants for 50% higher crude oil processing capacity
    • Adding a New light Naphta Isomerisation unit & a New DHDS Unit
  • Main Contractors: Technip will carry out the engineering consultancy contract, which covers conceptual design, licensors’ selection, basic design, front-end design, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractors’ selection and coordination as well as the definition of the expansion to comply with the new regulations.
  • Naftec, 100% subsidiary of the Sonatrach Group and the Group of Hyundai Engineering & Construction and its partners Hawha and Daewoo Engineering & Construction LTD conducted Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the headquarters of the Directorate General of Sonatrach, the signing of a contract for the rehabilitation of facilities at the refinery of Arzew, increasing its production capacity by 50% and the adaptation of plants to produce fuels to European standards.

Refining Units

  • Naphta Isomerisation unit
  • DHDS Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • The project will enable the plant to produce Euro V specification products


  • 2005 - Technip awarded an engineering consultancy contract

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Technip awarded an engineering consultancy contract for Arzew refinery in Algeria
  2. Hyundai E&C wins Arzew Contract (French)
  3. Naftec Presentation

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