LNG News Editor:
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s LNG subsidiary has awarded the front-end engineering and design contract for the rejuvenation of two liquefaction Trains at the Das Island export plant in the Arab Gulf to Australian firm Worley Engineering Pty. Ltd.
The LNG Trains are an essential part of the Das Island resources centre for storage and export operations for oil and gas extracted from the offshore fields of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The rejuvenation will allow ADNOC LNG to extend the life cycle of Trains 1 and 2 at the facility, enhancing efficiencies through the replacement and maintenance of key operational elements within the LNG processing units.
The scope also includes underground piping, major machinery and sea-water intake. The two Trains account for more than half of ADNOC LNG’s current production capacity.
“This award further highlights ADNOC LNG’s drive to invest responsibly and unlock greater value from our assets and resources,” explained Ms Fatema Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive of ADNOC LNG.
“The rejuvenation of these two Trains will ensure the resilience, reliability and safety of our operations, and reinforces ADNOC LNG’s commitment to its customers as we continue to work towards our long-term strategy,” stated Al Nuaimi.
The Managing Director of Worley in the UAE, Amru Alabidi, said he was delighted to have received the contract for the Australian firm, whose global headquarters are in North Sydney in New South Wales.
“Worley is proud to have been selected to support ADNOC LNG with this important project,” declared Alabidi. ADNOC LNG added that the FEED contract was the first of a two-step award.
“Once FEED work is complete, an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract award will follow, dependent on the results of the FEED study,” said ADNOC LNG.
The Das Island plant produces about 6 million tonnes per annum of LNG at its facilities, which first came on stream in 1977, making the plant the oldest in the Arab world after Algeria’s Arzew plant.
ADNOC LNG said the Das Island rejuvenation project was one of multiple capital projects that the company was undertaking over the next three years to further upgrade its production assets and “maintain its longstanding position as a reliable and responsible” global energy supplier.