Adnoc to build LNG facility at Al Ruwais
State-owned Adnoc will build its second LNG facility in the Al Ruwais Industrial City, Al Dhafrah instead of Fujairah, the company said on May 2.
“As an operational hub for Adnoc and its operating companies, the selected location offers significant synergies and existing infrastructure that will be leveraged to deliver project efficiencies, unlocking additional value for Adnoc, its partners and the UAE,” it said.
“Following a comprehensive evaluation of location options during the ongoing design phase, the proximity of Al Ruwais to Adnoc’s current operations, as well as its future growth projects, in addition to a well-established local supplier base were important considerations in the company’s decision,” the company added.
Adnoc’s existing LNG facilities are located on Das Island and have a capacity of 6mn metric tons/year. Last year, it appointed US-based engineers McDermott International as the design contractor for its Fujairah LNG export plant.
Through its planned LNG growth project, Adnoc intends to more than double its LNG production capacity to meet increased global demand for natural gas. The plant at Al Ruwais, which is designed with electric-powered processing facilities, will run on renewable and nuclear grid power making it one of the lowest carbon intensity LNG facilities in the world, the company said.
Adnoc had in January announced the formation of Adnoc Gas. It was listed on the Adu Dabhi stock exchange in March. The new entity will undertake processing, operations and marketing of natural gas. It combines the operations, maintenance and marketing of the Adnoc Gas Processing and Adnoc LNG businesses into one consolidated business.