Project Name : Conceptual design and FEED of the GR5 Gas Pipeline
Country : Algeria
Project Location Within Country : Gas pipeline in South Western Sahara, crossing the Grand Erg Occidental (Sand Dunes) running from Aoulef (near Reggane) to Hassi R’Mel
Name of the Client : SONATRACH – TRC (Pipeline Transmission Division)
Start Date : August 2009
Completion Date : July 2011
The GR5 is a new 48" gas transmission system intended to collect the gas to be produced by 9 fields in the South West of Hassi R’Mel. The pipeline route crosses desertic areas, the Aoulet plain, Tademait Plateau, a vast sand dunes area ‘Grand Erg Occidental’, and then Hamada areas up to Hassi R’Mel.
The GR5 transmission system includes a 760 km pipeline 48’’, one intermediary compression station, a final compression station and injection stations at tie-inpoints with branch transporting gas from the field CPFs. A 320 km 48’’ loop will be installed in phase 1 and will be further expanded in the final development phase.
Each compression station is equipped with 3 x 28 MW ISO gas turbine centrifugal compressor sets.
Scope of Work
FEED (Front End Engineering Design) to provide all technical documents to prepare EPC tender documents