ADNOC kicks off early EPC activities for low-carbon Ruwais LNG project

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has issued a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) for early engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) activities for its low-carbon LNG project in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi.


The notice for early EPC activities was issued to a joint venture comprising Technip Energies, JGC Corporation, and National Petroleum Construction Company, ADNOC revealed in a statement on March 12.

ADNOC said the early EPC award marks a significant milestone as the project advances toward the final investment decision (FID), which is expected this year.

The Ruwais LNG project is set to be the first LNG export facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to run on clean power, making it one of the lowest carbon intensity LNG plants in the world, supporting ADNOC’s accelerated Net Zero by 2045 ambition.

Fatema Al Nuaimi, Executive Vice President, Downstream Business Management at ADNOC, said: “The Ruwais LNG project will reinforce ADNOC’s position as a reliable global natural gas supplier, underscoring its pivotal role and contribution to global energy security. The project is set to significantly contribute to the Al Dhafra region’s economy by boosting the local industrial ecosystem, attracting further investments and creating a vital energy trade gateway in Al Ruwais Industrial City.”

When completed, the project, which consists of two 4.8 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) LNG liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 mmtpa, will more than double ADNOC’s LNG production capacity, from 6 mmtpa to around 15 mmtpa.

At the end of 2023, ADNOC secured a long-term heads of agreement with ENN LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas, for the delivery of at least 1 mmtpa of LNG primarily sourced from the Ruwais LNG project.

This 15-year agreement is the first long-term deal for the offtake of LNG from the Ruwais project. The deliveries are expected to start in 2028, upon the commencement of the facility’s commercial operations.  

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