Maghreb Europe Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Algeria
  • Destination: Spain / Portugal
  • Ownership: Europe - Maghreb Pipeline Ltd
  • Website:
  • Length: 1,620 kilometres (1,010 miles)
  • Capacity: 11.5 bcm per annum
  • Status Operating


  • The Maghreb–Europe Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline, which links the Hassi Rmel Gas Field in Algeria through Morocco with Cordoba in Andalusia, Spain, where it is connected with the Spanish and Portuguese gas grids. It supplies mainly Spain and Portugal, as well as Morocco with natural gas.


  • Saipem: Gibraltar Strait Crossing - EPIC
  • ABB: Engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and test runs of a gas compressor station


  • 1994 - The construction works of the Algerian section were launched
  • 1996 - Pipeline operation commence with capacity of 8.5 bcm
  • 2001 - ABB awarded contract to design and build a gas compressor station
  • 2004 - Pipeline capacity reached 11.5 bcm


  1. Wikipedia Page
  2. Sonatrach Gas Marketing Presentation
  3. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  4. ABB to build US$ 93 million gas compressor in Algeria

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