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Ispat Annaba untouched by earthquake
2003 June 1

Ispat Annaba mills (about 800 km away from Algiers) were left untouched by the heavy earthquake that hit Algiers area end May.
The earthquake might raise demand forand steel needed for reconstruction

Chinese oil company to build 350-million-dollar refinery in Algeria
2003 May 18

China's National oil and gas exploration and development company (CNODC) is to build a 350-million-US$ oil refinery in Algeria.
The refinery, which will be able to treat 600,000 tons of crude oil a year, is to be built over three years in Adrar, 1,500 kilometers southwest of the Algerian capital.

It will supply the southern towns of Adrar, Tindouf and Tamanrasset.

CNODC, which is to supply 70 percent of the investments required, was chosen over Anglo-American company Petrofac.

GREAT wins 300 kilometers pipeline contract
2003 April 27

Great, was awarded a 123 US$ million contract by Sonatrach, to supply 300 kilometres of steel pipeline to expand the Transmed pipeline, which runs to Italy via Tunisia.
GREAT = Groupement Euro-Algerien des Tuberies,a joint venture of Alfatus and Pipe Gaz, Algerian subsidiaries of state-owned steel company Sider and steel tube manufacturer Anabib.

Orascom low bidder for 360 km railway contract in Algeria
2003 April 14

Orascom Construction Industries -Egypt is low bidder with US$475 million, for a SNTF contract to upgrade a 360-kilometer railway in southwest Algeria.
The contract involves the upgrade of the old railway line between Mecheria and Bechar, the replacement of the existing narrow track with modern standard track rails, the construction of five stations, 20 steel bridges and two maintenance workshops.
SNTF will launch a second tender in July 2003, for a track to link Mecheria to Redjem Demouche.
A third tender will be launched for work on the Es Senia-Arzew line.
An earlier contract for a 160-kilometre railway in the East of Algeria, might go for retender if no replacing candidate is found for Khalifa Group,which has ongoing difficulties and was originally selected with Philipp Holzmann and the local Infrarail for this 50 million Euro project.

Galva-Tube to produce 70,000t
2002 November 2

  The new mini-galvanizing line at EURL Galva-Tube in Algeria is to produce around 70,000t by the end of the year
EURL Galva-Tube started commissioning its new 100,000t/y galvanizing line in Annaba at the beginning of the year. the technology was supplied by France’s Stein Heurtey.

The company manufactures black and galvanized tubes, from coils it buys from Europe.
Till now, the galvanized production has been sold onto the domestic market as well as neighboring countries such as Tunisia and Libya. The company has also started exporting to Spain and is looking to develop sales elsewhere in Europe.

First 1.5mm HRC at Ispat Annaba
2002 September 10

  LNM mills "Ispat Annaba" have started trial runs of 1.5mm thick hot rolled coils, early September 2002 .
The upgrade of the HRC line is done by Voest- Austria.

Voest-Alpine Industries finishes upgrade of hr strip mill at El Hadjar
2002 August 30

  Austria’s Voest-Alpine Industries finished the upgrade of the HR strip mill at El-Hadjar LNM plans further expansion at the El-Hadjar complex (production capacity of 1.8 million tonnes a year) including an upgrade of the long products facilities to service the increased demand of the Algerian market.

Algeria Ispat Plans New Bar Mill
2002 July 15

  Algeria's Ispat Annaba plans to build a new rebar mill soon, with a capacity of around 360KT.dasdfsdfsdf
Production from this new line is scheduled to start early 2004, and will fill mainly the local market demand.
Pomini has been awarded this project, at a cost of about 40 million US$.
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