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    ADNOC Issues early EPC award for Ruwais LNG project


The Limited Notice to Proceed has been issued to a consortium led by France's Technip Energies. [Image: ADNOC]

by: Shardul Sharma

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ADNOC Issues early EPC award for Ruwais LNG project

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on March 12 announced the issuance of a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) for early engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) activities to a consortium led by France's Technip Energies for its LNG project in Al Ruwais Industrial City. 

The Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project is anticipated to be made this year, underscoring ADNOC's commitment to advancing its energy initiatives. According to the company, the Ruwais LNG project is poised to become the first LNG export facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to operate on clean power, aligning with ADNOC's ambitious goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2045.

Fatema Al Nuaimi, executive vice president of Downstream Business Management at ADNOC, said, "The Ruwais LNG project will reinforce ADNOC’s position as a reliable global natural gas supplier.”

Upon completion, the project will feature two LNG liquefaction trains with a capacity of 4.8mn tonnes/year each, totalling 9.6mn tonnes/year. This expansion is expected to more than double ADNOC's LNG production capacity, increasing it from 6mn tonnes/year to approximately 15mn tonnes/year.

ADNOC in December 2023, signed a 15-year heads of agreement with China’s ENN for the delivery of at least 1mn tonnes/year of LNG from the Ruwais LNG project

The Technip Energies consortium, leading the EPC activities, comprises Japan’s JGC and UAE’s National Petroleum Construction Company.