Abu Dhabi: Dolphin Energy is planning to expand its cooperation with Russian company Stroytransgaz, WAM reported here yesterday.

Senior officals of Dolphin Energy met yesterday with a high-profile delegation from the giant Russian gas firm in Abu Dhabi where they discussed future plans and ways to broaden cooperation in future gas projects.

They also discussed the latest developments on the Taweelah-Fujairah Pipeline (TFP) project, which has been executed by the Russian company since August 2008, and is expected to be completed before the end of this year.

The Russian delegation was led by Sergey Macarov, board chairman of Stroytransgaz, one of Russia's largest companies in the field of gas and oil construction.

The $2.6 billion (Dh9.55 billion) gas pipeline, 240 kilometres in length and 48 inches in diameter, will traverse the entire territory of the UAE and link the receiving terminal in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, on the Arabian Gulf coast, with treatment facilities in Fujairah on the coast of the Gulf of Oman.


In accordance with provisions of the contract, Stroytransgaz is carrying out the construction on EPC terms with a cost of Dh1.5 billion.

The project provides for building the linear part of the pipeline, including two scraper launcher-receiver units, nine line valve units, a gas metering station as well as installing a system for detecting gas leaks and ensuring fire safety, electrochemical erosion protection, self-regulating and control instrumentation, and telecommunications equipment.

Once completed, the power plant in Fujairah will be the second biggest IWPP worldwide with an installed power capacity of 2,000 megawatts and a production capacity of 591,500 cubic metres of water per day.

Dolphin Energy already supplies the Fujairah I power and desalination plant via the existing pipeline from Al Ain.