Saipem Contracting Algérie: ruling by the Algerian Supreme Court on the GK3 project

The ruling by the Court of Appeal of Algiers of December 12, 2022 is confirmed


Milan (Italy), July 27, 2023 – Making reference to the press release of December 12, 2022, Saipem informs that today the Algerian Supreme Court has pronounced a judgement in the Sonatrach 1 criminal proceedings ongoing since 2010, in Algeria, against, among others, Saipem Contracting Algérie S.p.A., in relation to the award of the GK3 contract in 2009.

Based on the decision read out by the Algerian Supreme Court, whose text and reasons will be made available in the manner and timeframe provided under local regulations, Saipem was pleased to learn from its lawyers that the Algerian Supreme Court, concerning specifically Saipem Contracting Algérie, upheld the ruling by the Court of Appeal of Algiers.

Further information on this proceeding is provided in detail, in addition to the aforementioned press release, under the section “Legal Proceedings” in the Annual Report as of December 31, 2022 of Saipem S.p.A.


Saipem is a global leader in the engineering and construction of major projects for the energy and infrastructure sectors, both offshore and onshore. Saipem is “One Company” organized into five business lines - Asset Based Services, Energy Carriers, Offshore Wind, Sustainable Infrastructures, Robotics & Industrialized Solutions. The company has 9 fabrication yards and an offshore fleet of 29 construction vessels (of which 26 owned and 3 owned by third parties and managed by Saipem) and 15 drilling rigs, of which 8 owned. Always oriented towards technological innovation, the company’s purpose is “Engineering for a sustainable future”. As such Saipem is committed to supporting its clients on the energy transition pathway towards Net Zero, with increasingly digital means, technologies and processes geared for environmental sustainability. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, it is present in more than 50 countries around the world and employs about 30,000 people of over 120 nationalities.



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