In Salah Gas is the largest dry gas joint-venture project in the country. The venture involves the development of seven proven gas fields in the southern Sahara, 1,200km south of Algiers. The field is being developed by In Salah Gas, a 50:50 joint venture between BP and state energy company Sonatrach. Ultimately, In Salah Gas aims to supply 9 billion m3/y of gas to the southern European market. A component part of the project will include the facility to remove CO2 from the gas produced, followed by large-scale reinjection into an underground formation.
R&M Electrical Group, via it’s Projects Division, was awarded the framework agreements to supply all of the electrical bulk materials and in particular ATX control stations, plugs & sockets and Peppers cable glands. The logistical element of this project was made more complicated by the necessity to split the delivered quantities and packing for delivery to two separate locations in Algeria. In addition, to ease the handling at site, each item was uniquely labelled.
Support to the on site construction team was also provided with fast track ‘Hot Shot’ purchase orders being handled as a priority. This supply displayed the two management styles possessed within R&M’s Project Management team.
Project Date: 2002
Project Location: Southern Sahara, Algeria