SONATRACH TO RENOVATE, EXPAND LNG PLANTS
Algeria's Sonatrach has let three major contracts for refurbishment and expansion of its three largest gas liquefaction plants. Contracts awarded to Gaz de France (GdF) engineering affiliate Sofregaz, M.W. Kellogg Co., and Bechtel International Inc. carry a value of about $600 million. Their initial aim is to restore the plants to their original combined capacity of 1.02 tcf/year. The contracts also provide for capacity expansion at the three plants to 1.23 tcf/year in the mid-1990's.