Aker in Algeria

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded $23m by Sonatrach, Algeria’s national oil company, for delivery of process equipment to Sonatrach’s Hassi Messaoud facility.


Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Sonatrach, Algeria’s national oil company, for delivery of process equipment to Sonatrach’s Hassi Messaoud facility located 650km southwest of Algiers. The contract is worth approximately $23m to Aker Kvaerner.


According to Aker, the process equipment will provide electrostatic desalination and degassing of crude oil, and at the same time improve and upgrade Sonatrach’s processing capacity and equipment at the Hassi Messaoud facility.



The delivery consists of three complete skid mounted desalting trains with various ancillary systems plus on site services for the supervision, installation and commissioning of the equipment and operator training. The project will be managed by Aker Kvaerner Process Systems Canada with scheduled delivery of the equipment in the fourth quarter of 2007 and commissioning in the summer of 2008.


‘The project will be executed by our Oil Process Systems division in Calgary and is a key element of our strategic initiative to further develop key international markets for our proprietary oil and gas process technologies,’ commented Michael Hambly, President of Aker Kvaerner Process Systems in Canada.