Dr. Saif Sultan Al-Nasiri, CEO of ADNOC Gas Processing Company, said that the company provides more than two-thirds of the gas needs of the industrial sector in the country, especially for the steel and aluminum industries, which supports the sector’s growth and enhances its global competitiveness.
Al-Nasiri added during a media briefing that the company also supplies gas to power generation and water desalination plants, explaining that the company has a daily gas processing capacity of 8 billion standard cubic feet, which enables it to play a key role in achieving ADNOC’s smart growth strategy 2030 and enhance value from every drop. From hydrocarbon resources, including increasing oil production, gas self-sufficiency, refining, processing and marketing operations, in addition to industrial expansion.
He pointed out the importance of ADNOC’s role for gas processing in enabling industrial expansion in the country through gas-derived products that can be used in the manufacture of raw materials needed by different sectors and markets for other industries such as chemicals.
He stated that ADNOC Gas Processing exports large quantities of sulfur to more than 20 countries, which supports trade and pushes the wheel of economic growth in the UAE, in addition to processing gas in the country to be converted into energy needed to operate facilities and manufacture raw materials for industry, which contributes to providing sustainable value that benefits Including all vital sectors in the country.
And he indicated that the company was able, through working with local suppliers, to redirect 1.6 billion dirhams to the country’s economy in 2020, while continuing to enhance the local added value.
He said that the company possesses distinguished national human cadres, as the Emiratisation rate is 81%, of whom 75% occupy technical positions in the fields of science, technology and engineering, in conjunction with the increase in the number of Emirati women who occupy technical and engineering positions in various locations.
For his part, Nasser Al Busaidi, Senior Vice President of Operations, revealed, during a virtual tour of the company’s sites, that ADNOC Gas Processing is one of the largest and most integrated gas processing companies in the world, as it operates 6 gas processing plants consisting of 26 gas processing lines. Processed or “fragmented” gas in 4 lines in Ruwais before delivering the products to our local and international customers.
In addition, there are two plants for the production of granulated sulfur to convert sulfur from a liquid product to a solid product for easy transportation and handling, with integrated warehouses and two sulfur processing stations for shipment, while the Ruwais plant meets the needs of other parties within the ADNOC Group.
He pointed out that ADNOC Gas Processing is working to link exploration and production operations, which include ADNOC onshore and offshore, and ADNOC’s refining, processing and marketing operations, i.e. from production to product distribution to become at the heart of gas value chain operations.
Habshan control room
150 km from the city of Abu Dhabi from the Habshan control room, Soraya Al Hinai, the reliability team leader at the Habshan plant, said: The plant processes 80% of the company’s production of treated gas. Therefore, all teams are working around the clock to ensure gas supply and we are closely monitoring all activities across the site. Al Hinai expressed her pride and pride in being among the increasing number of women working in the positions and on the front lines of serving the country.
Ahmed Saleh, director of operations for the Ruwais plant, which is 233 km from the capital in the Al Dhafra region, stressed the plant’s role in refining, processing, marketing and strengthening the value chain by supporting the expansion of the petrochemical industry, noting that the plant provides gas products to ADNOC’s petrochemical companies such as Borouge, Fertil and ADNOC Refining, while also empowering Tazeez, which is set to become a catalyst for growth within the country’s chemical industrial zone.
He explained that the factory produces many natural gas products that are used in the manufacture of fuels, plastics, fertilizers, and a number of consumer products. He stated that the Ruwais plant is one of the largest producers of sulfur in the world, as sulfur is used in many vital industries, including fertilizers, medicines, car batteries, and others.
From the company’s site in Al Taweelah, 50 kilometers north of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Al Hashimi, Acting Senior Vice President of Production and Transportation Planning at ADNOC Gas Processing, responsible for the country’s 3,260 kilometer pipeline network, which is equivalent to a flight from Abu Dhabi to Athens, and explained that it prepares the veins and arteries of the gas system in the country and provides the safest, most efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation to transport large quantities of gas and its products to customers.
He added 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 and to Jebel Ali to support national development.
In turn, it contributes to providing lighting for homes, desalinating water and benefiting from it in every aspect of our modern life. He pointed out that during 2020, the total volume of what was transported through pipelines reached 1.94 trillion cubic feet, equivalent to 5,000 trucks transporting treated gas per day for a year.
Buhasa factory project
Ahmed Al-Abri, Acting Senior Executive Vice President for Projects and Technical Affairs, said that a project was recently implemented in the Bu Hasa factory to increase production, which is a complex project that includes the installation of heavy equipment, and it was delivered 6 months before the target completion day despite the restrictions imposed by the “Covid 19” pandemic.
He added that technology plays a vital role in converting valuable gas molecules into new fuels of the future, including hydrogen and ammonia, as technology helps enhance efficiency and reliability in every aspect of our operations and connects our employees in ways we have not done before.
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