Substantial turnkey order in Northern Africa
In October 2016, Kosan Crisplant signed a contract for a substantial order with Algerian Safir SPA. The order is for a turnkey project including specialised engineering of three filling lines for domestic, industrial and camping cylinders as well as two testing and maintenance lines. Originally, Safir had intended to separately tender each of the project's six parts, but ended up awarding Kosan Crisplant the complete scope requested for the el Oued Project (except for civil works and fire water piping which were awarded to local companies).
Visiting Kosan Crisplant's Danish headquarters in the summer of 2015, the Safir team had the chance to discuss the project with development specialists and see the engineering and production facilities. Thus, the team gained a thorough insight into the extent of Kosan Crisplant's global resources, skills and extensive experience with the specialized field of LPG.
A team of specialist was composed with members from the Algerian staff, Kosan Crisplant, regional headquarter staff from KC France and Large-Scale-Project resources from the Danish headquarters ensuring that all the necessary skills for the project were represented i.e. extensive local knowledge, specialist expertise, project management experience, commercial and general management skills.
About the El Qued Project
The El Oued Project is located in Kouinine, el Oued, Algeria, 550 km South-East of Algiers (80 km West of the Algerian/Tunisian border). Just as Naftal SPA, Safir SPA is a 100% owned subsidiary of the world's 27th biggest oil company, the Algerian giant, Sonatrach. Safir is a specialised EPC company in the industrial sector focusing its skill set within the Oil & Gas industry. The role of Safir in relation to Naftal's filling plant project is to perform the front end engineering and design, a high degree of detailed engineering, to establish the complete tender material, handle procurement, erection and commissioning of the complete project. The completion time of the project is estimated to 15 months.