The EPC contract for a key Algerian gas project has been re-tendered two years after bidding originally opened. Start-up is unlikely before 2020, three years late.

Five international contractors have prequalified for the main construction contract on the delayed Ain Tsila gas and condensate field development in Algeria’s southeast. Award is expected in September, an industry source tells MEES.

The development plan envisages total production of 2.2 tcf gas, 113mn barrels of LPG and...