Tunisian fields to feed independent gas-power project

An independent power plant is to start up in south-central Tunisia at midyear, fed by gas from two marginal fields developed by a Canadian independent operator.The $29 million, 27 MW plant near the port of Zarzis is 70% complete, said Centurion Energy International Inc., Calgary.Centurion and development partner Caterpillar Power Ventures International Inc. will jointly run the plant, which will operate as Societe D'Electricite D'El Bibane.The power plant is the first in Tunisia to be constructed under legislation that allows independent power operations to utilize natural gas from marginal gas fields, Centurion noted.The Zarzis plant, adjacent to the El Biban field production fac...

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