Emirates News Agency – “ADNOC” provides more than two-thirds of the country’s industrial sector needs of gas


– 3,261 million cubic feet per day of ADNOC gas processing production.

– 8 billion cubic feet of ADNOC’s daily gas processing capacity.

ADNOC exports sulfur to more than 20 countries.

Redirect 1.6 billion dirhams to the national economy during 2020.

-1.94 trillion cubic feet of gas was transported via pipelines last year.

Recycling 1.1 million cubic meters of water during 2020.

From Ahmed Al Nuaimi.

ABU DHABI, June 7 / WAM/ Dr. Saif Sultan Al Nasseri, CEO of ADNOC Gas Processing Company, one of the largest companies in the ADNOC Group, confirmed that the company provides more than two-thirds of the gas needs of the industrial sector in the country, especially the steel and aluminum industries, which supports the development and growth of the sector and enhances its global competitiveness To supply gas to electricity generation and water desalination plants at the state level.

This came during an introductory briefing held at the ADNOC Business Center in Abu Dhabi, which included a virtual visit to ADNOC Gas Processing Company’s sites to learn about the company’s business and the role of national cadres in leading operations, in addition to the advanced technologies used in managing gas processing operations.

Al-Nasiri said that ADNOC Gas Processing has a daily gas processing capacity of 8 billion standard cubic feet, which enables the company to play their role in achieving ADNOC’s Smart Growth Strategy 2030 and enhance value from every drop of hydrocarbon resources, including increased oil production, gas self-sufficiency and operations. Refining, processing and marketing as well as industrial expansion.

In response to a question by Emirates News Agency “WAM” about ADNOC’s plans to process gas in support of the industrial sector in the country, Al-Nasiri said that the company provides more than two-thirds of the gas needs of the industrial sector in the country, as the company enables industrial expansion in the country through gas-derived products that are used For the manufacture of raw materials needed by different sectors and markets of other industries such as chemicals.

He pointed out that ADNOC Gas Processing exports large quantities of products such as sulfur to more than 20 countries around the world, which supports trade and drives economic growth in the UAE, in addition to processing gas in the country to be converted into the energy needed to operate facilities and manufacture raw materials for industry. This contributes to providing sustainable value for the benefit of all vital sectors in the country.

He stated that the company, working with local suppliers, was able to redirect 1.6 billion dirhams to the country’s economy in 2020 while continuing to enhance local added value.

He explained that the ADNOC Gas Processing Company has a qualified local workforce, as the percentage of Emiratisation in the company’s leaders has reached more than 81%, while more than 75% of the company’s total workforce occupies technical positions in the fields of science, technology and engineering, in light of the increase in the number of Emirati women employed Technical jobs and working as site engineers.

In a related context, Nasser Al Busaidi, Senior Vice President of Operations, briefed the audience on a virtual tour of the gas value chain and the role of ADNOC for gas processing in this chain by linking different sites of the company.

Al Busaidi explained 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.

He pointed out that the company receives raw gas and treats it in its facilities and manufactures multiple products from it, and then those products are sent to customers, including the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, Emirates Steel Industries, Emirates International Aluminium, and many other companies, in addition to other ADNOC companies working in the field of refining and marketing.

He added 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, and the treated gas is split or “fragmented” 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, which convert sulfur from a liquid product to a solid product to facilitate 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.

In turn, Ahmed Saleh, director of operations for the Ruwais plant, said that the plant, which is located 233 km from Abu Dhabi city in the Al Dhafra region, 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 subsidiaries such as Borouge, Fertil and ADNOC Refining, while also enabling the “Tazez Company” – 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 that we use daily, such as bags, plastic bottles, make-up tools, cooking gas and many others.

He stated that the Ruwais plant is one of the largest producers of sulfur in the world, as sulfur is a vital component in the fertilizer industry, thus supporting food supplies in the world, as sulfur is used in many industries, ranging from medicines to car batteries.

From the Habshan control room, Soraya Abdullah Suleiman Al Hinai, leader of the reliability team at the Habshan factory, joined the virtual tour. She said that the Habshan factory, located 150 km from Abu Dhabi city, treats 80% of the company’s total production of treated gas, so all teams work around the clock. The hour is to ensure gas supply and we closely monitor all activities across the site and ensure that all site parameters are within safe operating limits.

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.

From the company’s site in Al Taweelah, which is located 50 kilometers north of Abu Dhabi city, Mohammed Al Hashimi, Acting Senior Vice President for Production and Transportation Planning at ADNOC Gas Processing and responsible for the pipeline network in the country, reviewed the length of the pipeline network, which amounts to 3,260 kilometers, which is equivalent to A flight by plane from Abu Dhabi to Athens, noting that during the year 2020, the total volume of what was transported through pipelines reached 1.94 trillion cubic feet, equivalent to 5,000 trucks transporting treated gas daily for a whole year.

He added 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 to transport large quantities of gas and its products to customers.

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 to support national development in the country, which in turn contributes to providing lighting For homes, desalination and use of it in every aspect of our modern life.

On sustainability – Ahmed Al-Abri, Acting Senior Vice President of Projects and Technical Affairs, said that as part of ADNOC’s plans to reach the future mission of oil and gas to 5.0 to expand energy production, a project was recently implemented at the Bu Hasa plant to increase production, which is a complex project that includes the installation of heavy equipment, which was delivered 6 months before target completion day despite restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that technology plays a vital role for us 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.

He explained that the company is committed to the sustainability goals announced by the ADNOC Group, noting that the ADNOC Gas Processing Company continues its efforts to maintain leadership in the water management program, which aims to reduce the consumption of fresh water at the company’s sites, as the company saved more than 1.1 million cubic meters of water during the past year. Drinking water is recycled at all ADNOC gas processing sites.

ADNOC Gas Processing operates through its plants located in the Al Dhafra region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, specifically in Ruwais, more than 30 different facilities and a pipeline network extending for a distance of more than 3260 km, allowing it to distribute gas and other products throughout the UAE.

ADNOC Gas Processing produces more than 3,261 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas used to generate electricity for industry in addition to a wide range of gas products needed by the industrial sector, including 10,380 tons of ethane, 170,904 barrels of condensate and 32,724 tons of gas Propane, butane, naphtha and 18,276 tons of sulfur.

-He praised-


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