Angola: Angola LNG starts construction of gas pipeline

13 May 2009

Soyo, Angola, 13 May, Angola LNG Monday started construction of a gas pipeline to transport gas from the sea to the coast, as part of a project to produce liquid gas, the director of public and government relations of the company said in Soyo.

Laurentino Silva said that the pipeline, which would be over 25 kilometres long would take 18 months to build and be the responsibility of two construction companies, British company Acergy for the sea section and France’s Spie for work on land.

Chevron senior technician, Greg Greenleaf said that the gas pipeline would have three lines of 22, 20 and 18 inches, including a fibre optic accessory to electronically control pressure, temperature and detect faults.

The pipeline will pie the gas from offshore blocks 0, 1, 2, 14, 15, 17 and 18 to the liquid natural gas (LNG) treatment and processing unit , as well as liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and condensates.

He added that initially the unit would have a capacity to process 900 million cubic feet of gas per day.

The Angola LNG is a joint venture between BP Exploration (13.6 percent), Chevron (36.4 percent), ExonMobil (13.6 percent), Sonangol (22.8 percent) and Total (13.6 percent). (macauhub)