ADNOC inaugurates Habshan 5 gas processing plant in UAE

UAE officials inaugurated ADNOC's $6.85bn Habshan 5 gas processing plant on Friday, achieving a world record with 130 million safe man hours during its construction

Habshan 5s gas processing capacity will increase by 20% by H2 2018.
Habshan 5s gas processing capacity will increase by 20% by H2 2018.

UAE officials inaugurated ADNOC's $6.85bn Habshan 5 gas processing plant on Friday, achieving a world record with 130 million safe man hours during its construction.

With a daily production capacity of 12,000 tons of natural gas liquids, Habshan 5 is linked by a 215 km pipeline to ADNOC’s offshore Umm Shaif gas field, and has four gas processing trains and four sulphur recovery units.

The plant is the first ADNOC gas processing facility to be designed with integrated flare gas recovery units to reduce its environmental impact. It also has the longest green road in the region, with 35 kilometres of solar street lights.

‏HH Sheikh Hamdan was welcomed to Habshan 5 by HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC group CEO, Abdulaziz Abdulla Al Hajri, downstream director at ADNOC, and Dr Saif Sultan Al Nasseri, ADNOC gas processing CEO and other members of ADNOC’s executive leadership team.

Dr Al Jaber said: "Habshan 5 will help ADNOC provide the gas necessary to meet the nation’s increasing demand for electricity. It is a critical component in delivering our integrated gas strategy as we continue to focus on extracting maximum value from our assets, for the benefit of the nation.

‏"One of the most advanced gas processing plants in the world, Habshan 5 is a prime example of how ADNOC is deploying advanced, best-in-class technology to enhance its operational performance and ensure it secures even higher levels of success."

As part of ADNOC’s Integrated Gas Development expansion project, Habshan 5’s gas processing capacity will increase by 20%, or 400 million SCFD, in the second half of 2018.

A total of 35,000 construction workers helped build the plant, with the amount of structural steel used able to build 10 Eiffel Towers.

The length of electrical and control cables, incorporated in the plant, can cover 20% of the Earth’ surface.

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