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… Inks Gas Supply Agreement With Sonatrach

7:41 AM MST | March 2, 2009

Orascom Construction Industries (Cairo) says it has signed a detailed gas supply agreement with Sonatrach (Algiers) for a previously announced fertilizer complex planned by Sorfert Algeria at Arzew, Algeria (CW, Sept. 8, 2008, p. 21). Sonatrach will supply 1.75 billion cu meters/year of gas for 20 years starting in 2011 “at very competitive rates” to Sorfert, Orascom says. Sorfert is 51% owned by Orascom and 49% by Sonatrach. Uhde is building the complex, which will comprise two ammonia plants each designed to produce 2,200 m.t./day, and a urea unit...

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