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Abu Dhabi's Adnoc completes tech-driven Taweelah gas plant

Taweelah Gas Compression Plant was built in tandem with main contractor Siemens

Adnoc has unveiled its Taweelah Gas Compression Plant in the UAE capital, which was built by Germany's Siemens [image: Wam].
Adnoc has unveiled its Taweelah Gas Compression Plant in the UAE capital, which was built by Germany's Siemens [image: Wam].

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has inaugurated its technologically advanced Taweelah Gas Compression Plant. Located 50km north of Abu Dhabi city, the plant will utilise up to 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of sales gas and will ensure uninterrupted gas supplies to major industries in Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah. 

The gas will be delivered to the facility by Adnoc Gas Processing’s recently installed Maqta-Taweelah pipeline.

Among those attending the inauguration were Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Adnoc group chief executive officer, and Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG, the main contractor for the project. Other attendees included Ernst Peter Fischer, Germany’s Ambassador to the UAE; Abu Dhabi government officials; members of Adnoc and Siemens’s management teams; and Adnoc customers.

Commenting on the project, Al Jaber said: “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.”

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The inauguration of the Taweelah Gas Compression Plant comes less than a month after Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council approved Adnoc’s new integrated gas strategy, which will empower 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 said.

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“Completed in record time, Adnoc’s Taweelah Gas Compression 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.

Completed under a compressed time schedule and adhering to the highest safety standards, the Taweelah Gas Compression Plant represents an important step in achieving Adnoc Group’s 2030 smart growth strategy of maximising value from Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon resources.

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