Saif Sultan Al Nasiri, CEO of ADNOC Gas Processing Company, one of the ADNOC Group companies, said that the company succeeded during the year 2020 in adding an added value to the national economy equivalent to 1.6 billion dirhams, in cooperation with local suppliers.
During an introductory briefing held at the ADNOC Business Center in Abu Dhabi, he stressed that the company currently meets more than two-thirds of the gas needs of the industrial sector in the country, especially the aluminum and steel industries, in addition to supplying gas to power generation and water desalination plants at the state level.
Al-Nasiri stressed that “ADNOC Gas Processing” has a daily processing capacity of eight billion standard cubic feet, which enables the company to play an important role in achieving “ADNOC’s Smart Growth Strategy 2030” and enhance value from every drop of hydrocarbon resources, including increasing production Oil and gas self-sufficiency, refining, processing and marketing operations, in addition to industrial expansion.
He revealed that the company exports large quantities of products such as sulfur to more than 20 countries, which supports trade and drives economic growth in the UAE, in addition to processing gas in the country, to convert it into energy needed to operate facilities and manufacture raw materials for industry.
He explained that the percentage of Emiratisation in the company’s leadership exceeded 81%, while more than 75% of the total workforce in the company occupies technical positions in the fields of science, technology and engineering, in light of the increase in the number of Emirati women who occupy technical positions and work as site engineers.
In turn, the Senior Vice President of Operations, Nasser Al Busaidi, reviewed, during a virtual tour, the gas value chain, and the role of “ADNOC Gas Processing” in this chain, by linking different sites of the company.
He added that “ADNOC Gas Processing” is working to link exploration and production operations, which include: “ADNOC” onshore and offshore, refining, processing, and marketing operations, i.e. from production to product distribution, to become at the heart of gas value chain operations.
He pointed out that the company receives raw gas and processes it in its facilities, and manufactures multiple products from it, and then those products are sent to dealers, including the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, the Emirates Steel Industries Company, and Emirates Global Aluminium, in addition to other ADNOC companies. Operating in the fields of refining and marketing.
Al Busaidi stressed that ADNOC Gas Processing is one of the largest and most integrated gas processing companies in the world, as it operates six gas processing plants, consisting of 26 processing lines, while the treated gas is split or “fragmented” in four lines in Ruwais. , before delivering the products to local and international dealers.
He also referred to two factories for the production of granulated sulfur, which convert sulfur from a liquid product to a solid, to facilitate its transportation and handling, with integrated warehouses, and two sulfur processing stations for shipping, while the “Al-Ruwais” plant meets the needs of other parties within the “ADNOC Group”.
In the same context, the director of Ruwais plant operations, Ahmed Saleh, said that the plant plays an important role in refining, processing, marketing, and the value chain industry by enabling the expansion of the petrochemical industry.
He added that the plant provides gas products to ADNOC’s petrochemical companies, such as “Borouge”, “Fertil” and “ADNOC Refining”, while working to enable the “Tazeez” company, which is set to become a catalyst for growth within the chemical industrial zone in The state.
He explained that the factory produces many natural gas products that are used in the manufacture of fuel, plastics, fertilizers and a number of consumer products that we use daily, such as bags, plastic bottles, make-up tools, and cooking gas.
3260 km tubes
The Acting Senior Vice President of Production and Transportation Planning at ADNOC Gas Processing, which is responsible for the pipeline network in the country, Mohammed Al Hashemi, reviewed the length of the pipeline network, which is 3260 km, which is equivalent to a flight from Abu Dhabi to the Greek capital, Athens.
He added that the total volume of what was transported through pipelines during the year 2020, amounted to 1.94 trillion cubic feet, equivalent to 5,000 trucks transporting treated gas daily for a whole year.
He explained that these lines are the veins and arteries of the gas system in the country, and provide the safest, most efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation.
He said that the Al Taweelah Gas Compression Plant, which began operating in 2019, enables natural gas to be “pushed” through the “Rabdan – Al Taweelah” pipeline to the Fujairah power stations of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, as well as to Jebel Ali.
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