Kasdir-Beni-Saf Gas Pipeline Extension Project Commissioned
Algeria’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab has commissioned the Kasdir-Beni-Saf gas pipeline extension project. Arkab stated the pipeline is likely to strengthen Algeria’s place in the field of marketing and increase natural gas exports to Europe.
Arkab indicated on the occasion of the launch of the commissioning of the gas pipeline extension project las Thursday, as part of its visit to Naama, that the operation of this gas pipeline which represents the second phase of the MEDGAZ gas pipeline to Spain will cover the increased demand for Algerian gas and ensure the supply of the local market.
“We are currently working to support Algerian capacities and skills specialized in the energy field in the realization of projects requiring the use of advanced technologies,” stated the Minister.
The Minister highlighted the achievements made through this gas pipeline which will strengthen Sonatrach’s capacities in gas transfer and export.
This project, the work of which was entrusted to the company Cosider and the national pipeline company (ENAC), and which consists of the construction of a new pipeline, with a diameter of 48 inches over a linear distance of 197 kilometers between the Kasdir departure terminal and the Beni-Saf arrival terminal was received in 24 months. The project was implemented solely with Algerian resources and know-how, according to the Minister.
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