Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) announced recently the opening for Taweelah Gas Compression Plant that will ensure a sustainable and economic supply of gas to major Abu Dhabi industries and the Northern Emirates.
The plant, located 50km north of Abu Dhabi city, will utilse up to 450 million standard cubic feet per day of sales gas.
The gas will be delivered to the facility by Adnoc Gas Processing's recently-installed Maqta-Taweelah pipeline.
"The Taweelah Gas Compression Plant supports the nation's increasing demand for energy and will play a critical role in the UAE's drive towards economic diversification by supporting major industrial users. It effectively expands the national gas infrastructure for the efficient delivery of gas within the country.
This will allow Adnoc to better service its customers throughout the UAE and to implement one of our key strategic imperatives, which is to provide a sustainable and economic supply of gas," said Dr Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Adnoc Group CEO.
Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens, the main contractor for the project; Ernst Peter Fischer, Germany's Ambassador to the UAE; and Abu Dhabi government officials were among others attending the inauguration.
The inauguration of the plant comes less than a month after Abu Dhabi's Supreme Petroleum Council approved Adnoc's new integrated gas strategy, which will enable the UAE to achieve gas self-sufficiency, with the aim of potentially transitioning to a net gas exporter.
"When our customer told us this is a strategically significant project for the UAE and will drive economic development, we committed to deliver in unprecedented time and reliability," said Kaeser.
"Completed in record time, the plant is a global benchmark and a great example of how excellent teams, working closely with our strong partners, enable us to deliver on big promises."
The Taweelah Gas Compression Plant comprises three compression trains, each with a processing capacity of 225 mmscfd. At any one time, two of the compression trains will be operational, with the third on standby.
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