Agip Gas awards Libyan grass-roots natural gas treatment plant

Agip Gas has awarded a turnkey contract to an international consortium headed by Snamprogetti SPA for the construction of a grass-roots natural gas treatment plant at Mellitah, Libya.

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Nov. 11 -- Agip Gas, a 50:50 joint venture of the Libyan National Oil Co. (NOC) and Italy's ENI SPA, has awarded a turnkey contract to an international consortium headed by Snamprogetti SPA for the construction of a grass-roots natural gas treatment plant at Mellitah, Libya. ABB Lummus Global Inc. and the South Korean company Hyundai Engineering & Construction are the other consortium members.

The contract, valued at more than 700 million euros, covers engineering, materials procurement, and construction services. Work is scheduled to complete in 29 months.

The 6.66 billion cu m/year plant will be built on the Libyan coast 80 km west of Tripoli. It will treat raw gas and liquid hydrocarbons from Libyan offshore fields and will supply products with specifications proper for sale.

The treated gas will be suitable for transportation in the Italian gas network, Snamprogetti said.

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