VIDEO: Adnoc's NPCC-built Umm Lulu Gas Treatment Plant unveiled

Senaat subsidiary NPCC has built the 32,000 MT project that is among the world's largest offshore oil platforms

Adnoc's NPCC-built ULGTP has opened in Abu Dhabi.
Wam
Adnoc's NPCC-built ULGTP has opened in Abu Dhabi.

The Umm Lulu Gas Treatment Plant (ULGTP) project, on which Senaat subsidiary National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) worked under an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Technip FMC as part of an Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) deal for Umm Lulu Package 2 Full Field Development, has been inaugurated.

ULGTP weighs 32,000 metric tonnes (MT) and is among the world's largest offshore oil platforms.

It is one of the five platforms manufactured by NPCC at its fabrication yard in Abu Dhabi's Musaffah area, and can handle gas compression, dehydration, and sweetening activities. 

NPCC’s manufacturing yard, which spans 130ha, is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, and can fabricate up to 100,000 MT of structural steel annually, according to UAE state news agency, Wam.

Nearly as tall as London’s Big Ben, ULGTP measures 77.7x83.5m, with raw materials for the project sourced from the UAE. 

Emirates Steel delivered its products for ULGTP, which required 35 specialised engineering firms and more than 500 suppliers. 

As consortium leader for the major Umm Lulu Field, NPCC is responsible for the detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, offshore installation, commissioning, and start-up of the large offshore super complex.

The 102,648 MT super complex includes accommodation, utilities, water disposal, separation, riser, and gas treatment platforms, all of which are NPCC-driven Made-in-UAE projects.

NPCC has previously commissioned eight platforms for Umm Lulu Package 1.

The completion of this key infrastructure asset marks another significant milestone for Adnoc as we drive oil production capacity towards four million bpd by end of 2020, delivering on our smart growth strategy and meeting increasing global demand for energy.

Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Adnoc

Umm Lulu Phases 1 and 2 are worth $2.5bn (AED9.1bn) and include the laying of 2,555km of cable and 150km of pipeline. 

ULGTP will now head for Umm Lulu Field, after which NPCC will carry out commissioning work for the project, including the installation of the fixed platform using the float-over method.

By 2020, ULGTP will have the capacity to produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd), supporting Adnoc's plans to raise its production capacity to five million bpd by 2030.

HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, inaugurated ULGTP in late-June 2019.

ULGTP was launched in the presence of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court.

The ceremony was attended by Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Minister of the Federal Supreme Council at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry; Dr Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and chief executive officer of Adnoc Group; Dr Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazroui, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi; Dr Mohamed Rashed Al Hameli, chairman of NPCC; Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC; and other senior officials of NPCC, Senaat, Adnoc, and other entities.

Commenting on the project, HH Sheikh Hazza praised the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that supported the project's development.

Adnoc's Al Jaber said: "The completion of this key infrastructure asset marks another significant milestone for Adnoc as we drive oil production capacity towards four million bpd by end of 2020, delivering on our smart growth strategy and meeting increasing global demand for energy.

"In line with the guidance of the UAE’s wise leadership, this achievement also underpins Adnoc’s critical role in enabling in-country value creation and economic diversification.

The NPCC chairman added: “The ULGTP project is the largest to date undertaken by NPCC and was led by a team of passionate Emirati nationals committed to achieving the nation’s vision to be one of the best countries in the world in exporting energy solutions.”

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