JGC has reported operational issues in Algeria for the last two quarters, but still has its eye on a new contract.

Japan’s JGC is undeterred by Algeria’s bureaucratic and political challenges. In its latest results, published earlier this month, the engineering firm announced it was looking to secure a “crude oil processing” contract in Algeria during the second half of the Japanese fiscal year which runs to 31 March 2020.

JGC is the largest foreign oil engineering...