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Wednesday, 4 October 2023

Adnoc Gas awards contract for major CCUS project

Adnoc Gas awards USD 615 mn contract for major carbon capture project: Adnoc Gas, Adnoc’s integrated gas processing company, has awarded a USD 615 mn engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Petrofac Emirates to build carbon capture infrastructure at the Habshan gas processing plant in Abu Dhabi, the company said in a press release. Petrofac Emirates will construct carbon capture units, pipeline infrastructure, and a network of wells for CO2 injection at the plant. The project will be commissioned in 2026.

About the project: The Habshan carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) project will have the capacity to capture and store 1.5 MT of CO2 annually, which will be stored in deep geological formations underground in ADNOC Onshore’s Bab Far North Field, roughly 150 miles southwest of Abu Dhabi. Adnoc Gas will build, operate, and maintain the project, the release notes. Over 65% of the contract value will flow back into the UAE's economy through Adnoc’s In-Country Value (ICV) program, according to the press release.

What they said: “Integrated carbon capture projects, such as the Habshan CCUS project, are essential building blocks for Adnoc Gas to achieve its decarbonization goals,” Adnoc Gas CEO Ahmed Alebri said in the release. “Integrated carbon capture projects, such as the Habshan CCUS project, are essential building blocks for ADNOC Gas to achieve its decarbonization goals,” he added.

Adnoc is bullish on CCUS projects: Adnoc is building on its existing CCUS projects, which include the Al Reyadah carbon capture facility with the capacity to process up to 800k tons of CO2 per year captured at Emirates Steel Arkan. Adnoc also signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Occidental Petroleum in August to evaluate the development of direct air capture (DAC) facilities in the UAE that would have the capacity to capture 1 mn tons of CO2 annually.

In lock-step with Adnoc’s ISCC certification: Adnoc’s Ruwais Refinery has received International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), Adnoc announced in a press release. The certification allows Adnoc, the first in the Middle East to earn the certification, to supply international airlines with its SAF at Abu Dhabi Airport. The first batch of the fuel will be available later this month, the release notes.

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