Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 25 - Page 23

PROJECT UPDATE ALGERIA A propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and a polypropylene production unit with an output capacity of 550,000 metric tons per year is to be built in Arzew. Africa’s leading natural gas producer, Algeria exports most of its gas to Europe and ranks among the top three oil producers in the region with the third-largest oil reserves in Africa. Algeria’s reform will review the country’s overall energy strategy, allowing it to move towards an energy mix dominated by hydrocarbons in the short and medium term and by renewable energy in the long term. SOMALIA The Berbera Free Zone (BFZ) is being developed. The project is based on DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to complement the development of the Port of Berbera. The first phase focuses on four-square kilometres of land out of the 12.2 square kilometres earmarked for the project. Future phases will be detailed in a concept plan together with the projected capital investment required from DP World for its development. The project includes a wide range of businesses including warehousing, logistics, traders, manufacturers. INTELLIGENTCIO 23