Samsung C&T has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build two new power plants in Algeria.

Awarded by Sonelgaz Electricity Production Company (SPE), the $1.37bn contract covers construction of two power facilities in Mostaganem and Nama.

The Mostaganem station is expected to have electricity generating capacity of 1,450MW, while the Nama facility will have 1,163MW capacity upon its completion.

Samsung C&T CEO Chi-Hun Choi said, "Based on the company’s emphasis on quality and safety, we look forward to working on the project to contribute to the economy of Algeria by assisting to boost its energy capacity."

The Algerian government plans to build six new combined-cycle power plants (CCPPs) accross the country by 2017 to address growing demand of electricity.

Samsung C&T has to date completed a total of 18 power plant projects, and is currently working on 12 projects worldwide, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Singapore and Canada.