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Eni in Soyo to build natural gas processing plant

In an initiative by the oil company Eni, the municipality of Soyo, in the province of Zaire, will host an industrial unit with a processing capacity of 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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Named “New Gas Consortium”, the project was presented this Thursday to members of the provincial government, in the city of Soyo.

The factory starts to be built at the end of this year, in an area of ​​100 hectares, in the village of Kivinca Nvemba, advances Angop. Its construction will extend for a period of two years.

According to Kresimir Vujec, project director for Eni, the main recipient of the gas produced will be the liquefied gas processing plant ‘Angola LNG’, also operating in Soyo.

The project now enters the second phase, after being presented to the Government, following for public consultation, demining the area, data collection and environmental impact study.

During construction, at least 3000 jobs are expected to be created. When it goes into production, the factory must guarantee permanent employment to a hundred workers.

Angela Diogo, deputy governor of Zaire for the technical area, was present at the presentation meeting. In representation of the provincial governor, Pedro Makita Júlia, the governor guaranteed all the institutional support of the local authorities for the implementation of the project. "This is another ambitious project in the oil sector, which could provide many jobs for young people, as well as catapult the economic and social sectors, contributing to the improvement of the population's life", she said.