Skikda Refinery Project

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Sonatrach
  • Website: (French)
  • Wiki Page: Skikda Refinery
  • Location: Skikda, Algeria
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 7.5 million tons/annum & 150,000 bbl/day
    • After: 16.5 million tons/annum & 330,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Under construction
  • Expected Completion: 2013
  • Budget: $2.6 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Major expansion and upgrade of an existing refinery
  • Project Summary: From the crude distillation unit to the aromatic facilities, the contract covers most of the refinery complex. Through its rehabilitation and modernization, the largest refinery plant in Algeria will have its refining capacity increased up to 330,000 BPSD. In addition, the contract includes new plants for the production of Isomerate (700,000 MTPA), Para-Xylene (220,000 MTPA) and Benzene (200,000 MTPA).
  • Main Contractors:
    • Samsung Engineering: will perform engineering, procurement and construction services on a lump-sum turn key contract basis, with bulk materials and construction costs to be settled on a reimbursable contract basis
    • EIL: PMC services

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Isomerisation

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Domestic Algerian Crude

Products Produced

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  • 2009 - Samsung Engineering awarded engineering, procurement and construction contract

Other Information

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