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The new project's scope extends to meeting future 'optimized' supplies to the Ruwais Industrial Complex. Image Credit: Bloomberg

Dubai: ADNOC Gas has signed off on a Dh13.1 billion contract to a joint venture – between National Petroleum Construction Company Co. PJSC (NPCC) and Tecnicas Reunidas S.A. - to expand its gas processing infrastructure in the UAE.

The project’s scope includes the commissioning of new gas processing facilities to enable an optimized supply to the Ruwais Industrial Complex.

"This capital project represents ADNOC Gas’ latest investment in its gas processing infrastructure and underscores our commitment to responsibly meeting our customers’ current and future energy demand for natural gas and its feedstock,” said Ahmed Mohamed Alebri, CEO of ADNOC Gas.

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Natural gas is a key transitional fuel with lower carbon emissions when burned compared to other fossil fuels. It also serves as an important raw material in industrial value chains.

“The expansion of our gas processing infrastructure will also provide additional energy to the country’s growing industrial section, while stimulating economic growth and diversification through the significant ICV generated by the contract,” the ADNOC Gas CEO added. 

How the Dh13.1b project will map out
The 'Maximizing Ethane Recovery and Monetization' project has two objectives; first, to increase ethane extraction by a range of 35-40 per cent, from ADNOC Gas’s existing onshore facilities in the Habshan complex. This will be done through new gas processing facilities.

The secondly part of the project's aim is to 'unlock further value' from existing feedstock and deliver it to Ruwais via a dedicated 120-kilometer natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline.