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Construction of natural gas plant in Soyo creates 3000 jobs

The construction of a natural gas processing plant in the municipality of Soyo, Zaire, will create at least 3000 new direct jobs from the second half of 2021. The project will be built by the oil company ENI Angola and will have capacity to process 400 million cubic feet of gas per day.

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The factory, which is the result of a consortium between ENI Angola and Sonangol, is expected to take about three years to build and will be implemented in an area of 100 hectares.

The project will also have the possibility of exploring two non-associated gas fields, Quilima and Moqueiro, which are located offshore in rare waters.

Without revealing the total value of the work, the project's engineering manager, Nelson Ramos, quoted by Angop, indicated that the project foresees the installation of the Quilima platform and the drilling of nine natural gas wells in that location.

In addition, a satellite platform will be created that will connect the Quilima and Maboqueiro fields through a submarine line. Another four wells will be drilled on this line. The project will also have an onshore gas treatment plant.

According to the person in charge, the mine-clearing work of the area and the environmental studies have already been carried out.

"In January we will start only with the earthworks of the space for the installation of basic services", indicated Nelson Ramos, who was speaking this Tuesday on the margin of the presentation of an environmental impact study.

José Londa, deputy municipal administrator for the political, social and community sector of Soyo, took the opportunity to reveal that the factory represents an advantage for that area, since it will help in the socio-economic development of the region.

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