Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Russia's Stroytransgaz starts building 2nd gas plant in Syria
MOSCOW, February 5 (RIA Novosti) - Stroytransgaz, one of Russia's largest engineering and construction companies, said on Tuesday it had started building the second natural gas processing plant in north-central Syria. The plant is being built for the Syrian Gas Company. Under the terms of the contract concluded in May 2007, Stroytransgaz, which is partly owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom, will design the plant, deliver equipment, and assemble and launch the facility, expected to process 1.3 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Stroytransgaz is already building a gas processing plant in Syria with capacity of 2.5 billion cubic meters at an estimated cost of $210 million. The Russian company is engaged in the construction of oil and gas facilities in 15 countries.