The contract is for SNC-Lavalin’s 785 million euro project with Algeria’s national oil and gas company, Sonatrach.
Sonatrach’s gas treatment complex is being built in Rhourde Nouss in the Sahara desert, approximately 1,200 kilometers to the Southeast of Algiers, to collect raw gas at different gas fields and includes a natural gas processing facility.
The project is expected to be completed in early 2012.
The agreement will see Kuehne + Nagel provide SNC-Lavalin with the complete logistics services for the construction material and equipment in connection with the project, originating from different locations in Europe, Asia and North America.
Kuehne + Nagel is delivering the services in cooperation with its Tunisian partner S.M.T.I. – Transport & Logistics, which is a leading contractor for project services and heavy haulage operations in the Maghreb region.
Nils Wolf, Senior Vice President for Global Project Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel, said: “The signing of this contract is a further milestone in our strategy to expand our integrated logistics services for the global oil and gas industry.
“On the basis of our complex and fine-meshed global logistics network and our state-of-the art IT solutions we will combine our in-depth forwarding know-how and our long-standing experience in this specific industry to con¬tribute to the success of SNC-Lavalin in Algeria,” added Wolf.
Edited by Chris Farnell