UAE's Dodsal Group signs $1.1bln gas-oil separation plant project in Algeria

The work, which includes detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant.

19 June 2017
Dubai-based conglomerate is awarded EPC project from Sonatrach

Dubai, UAE – The Dodsal Group, a Dubai-based business conglomerate currently operating in countries across MENA, East Africa and India, has been awarded a prestigious Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contract from Sonatrach, Algeria's state energy producer, to execute a Separation and Compression Centre (CSC) at the periphery area of South HGA-Hassi Messaoud. The project value will amount to approx. US$ 1.1 billion.

The work, which includes detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant, will begin shortly and is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Upon completion, the plant will be producing at a capacity of 66,000 barrels/day.

Dodsal Group Chairman and President, Dr. Rajen A. Kilachand said: “This order further strengthens our long term relationship with Sonatrach and also reinforces our presence in Algeria, which is a strategic market for Dodsal. We are proud to continue our association with Sonatrach and are looking forward to working closely with them to successfully deliver this project.”

Algeria is Africa’s biggest natural-gas producer and a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.  The country boosted its gas exports in 2016 and plans to increase gas output to 141.3 billion cubic meters (bcm) this year and 143.9 bcm in 2018, from 132.2 bcm in 2016. Sonatrach’s exports generate more than half of the government’s budget revenue.

Dodsal has been executing EPC projects for over five decades in the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors across the Middle East, Europe, North and East Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia. The UAE-based conglomerate has executed other projects in Algeria, such as the construction of the Skikda LNG Project in 2009, and has since been awarded its third major EPC contract by Sonatrach.

With over 10,000 employees, the multi-billion dollar business conglomerate has proven competencies in other sectors including trading, distribution and EPC. As a leading EPC player in the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors, The Dodsal Group has implemented projects in over 22 nations across the world.


About The Dodsal Group 
The Dodsal Group was founded in Mumbai, India, in 1948 by the Nandlal Kilachand family as a trading company in partnership with a British trading company (DODWEL) and Mr. Karsa Salem. The Group has transformed from a family trading enterprise into a multi-billion dollar Organization under the leadership of Rajen A. Kilachand. Today, it is a Dubai based diversified multinational conglomerate which operates in the areas of Trading and Distribution; Engineering, Procurement and Construction; Exploration and Production. For more information, visit

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