Algeria: full acquittal of Saipem Contracting Algérie S.p.A. in the criminal proceedings related to the GK3 project

Milan (Italy), February 8, 2024 - With reference to the press release of July 27, 2023, Saipem informs that today the Court of Appeal of Algiers, following referral by the Supreme Court of July 27, 2023, has fully acquitted Saipem Contracting Algérie S.p.A. in the Sonatrach 1 criminal proceedings ongoing since 2010 in Algeria, in relation to the award of the GK3 contract in 2009.

The text and reasons of today's decision will be made available in the manner and timeframe provided under local regulations.

Further information on this proceeding is provided in detail, in addition to the aforementioned press release, under the section “Legal Proceedings” in the Interim Report as of June 30th, 2023 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 8 fabrication yards and an offshore fleet of 23 construction vessels (of which 21 owned and 2 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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