Tunisia to get $216m gas treatment plant

ABB has won a contract worth $216 million (£134m) to build a gas treatment facility in Tunisia. The engineering giant will be responsible for the delivery of the Nawara gas […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

ABB has won a contract worth $216 million (£134m) to build a gas treatment facility in Tunisia.

The engineering giant will be responsible for the delivery of the Nawara gas treatment plant (GTP) including gas separation and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) extraction units.

The GTP will separate commercial natural gas from heavier hydrocarbons which will then be divided to produce other types of gas used in industrial, commercial and manufacturing applications.

The plant will have a capacity of 2.7 million standard cubic meters per day and is expected to start production by October 2016, ABB said.

It will also provide key communications and power components, including the control system and transformers.

The contract was awarded by OMV Tunisie Production, a subsidiary of Austrian energy group OMV, for the South Tunisian Gas Project (STGP).