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Siraga on familiar ground

CASE:

The customer
NAFTAL, Algeria
Mostaganem filling centre

The customer's challenge
NAFTAL's Mostaganem filling centre severely needed refurbishment as well as a general modernisation of equipment and a new filling line.

Siraga's solution
We installed a new LPG filling line and upgraded existing equipment to modern standard using a tight project structure that left no room for improvisations.  The execution of this project involved more than 20 Siraga employees.

The result
Siraga delivered a modern smooth running filling plant.

Project execution
2013-2014

Scope of supply

  • 12 scale LPG filling carrousel
  • CAPM system
  • LPG pumps
  • LPG compressor
  • Generator
  • Gas and fire detection system
  • Order management system

Key player in Algeria

Siraga has become a key player in the Algerian LPG market. Having completed the largest project to date, a three-year intensive construction of a filling centre in Bejaïa, NAFTAL entrusted Siraga with a new project of renovating of the filling centre in Mostaganem, a port city in the northwestern part of Algeria. This is by no means the first renovation project Siraga has carried out, and especially not in Algeria. The company is comfortable with all the involved technical aspects. However, the challenges were deadlines and budget restraints, and so the project plan left no room for improvisations.

State-of-the-art equipment

The new filling line includes a 12-scale carrousel with a capacity to fill 600 gas cylinders per hour managed by Siraga's unique CAPM system (Computer-Assisted Production Management). Furthermore, new piping and new LPG pumps to supply the new line as well as essential peripheral components for firefighting, gas and fire detection, a very secure LPG compressor, generator and unloading and counting station for trucks were necessary in this project. Other items include a new PC based order management system and necessary adjustments of the filling hall and structures for  the technical installations.

Team work as a way to success

The field team had to install the new filling line, as well as other supporting equipment, while the filling centre stayed open and operational at all times. This was a challenge for the field team, who managed to carry out the works simultaneously with the customer's production.

A team of Siraga engineers supervised the final test and start-up of the new centre between October and November 2014. The project also included cooperation with local subcontractors for the electrical and civil engineering works and of course the team from Siraga's Algerian subsidiary and not least Siraga's Belgian engineering company, Siraga Engineering, who was in control of studies and the project coordination from start to end.