Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) has announced the key companies shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year of Investment.
At Punta Europa, where most of Equatorial Guinea’s gas and energy activities are currently located, the country plans to build a modular refinery, storage tanks and a methanol-to-derivatives plant.
Interested companies for the modular refinery include Marathon Oil, an American independent, Selquimica International with Engineering and Energy, a Spanish-Russian consortium and Rosslyn Energy of Britain.
The latter is also interested in the development of the Storage Tanks, along with British company Orange Resources Worldwide and the China Communications Construction Company.
Finally, the Methanol-to-Derivatives project has attracted the interest of South African company Pan African Energy, Nigerian company Bugabi Group, and Danish catalysis company Haldor Topsoe.
At Kogo South of the nation’s economic capital Bata, the second Modular Refinery project has attracted the interest of Egyptian company Petrojet, British company Rosslyn Energy, the Spanish-Russian consortium of Selquimica International with Engineering and Energy, and UAE-based SDLE International DMCC. Meanwhile, South African company Grindstone Resources and Omani company MSS LLC are both shortlisted for the gold refinery project and the Minerals Industrial Zone.
”While the MMH is still registering interest from additional players, including Chinese companies, these are the shortlisted potential investors for these projects so far”, the Ministry says in a statement.