The project will boost Adnoc’s LNG production capacity, from 6 mmtpa to around 15 mmtpa.

An international consortium comprising Technip Energies, a major global engineering company, along with Japanese EPC contractor JGC and UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company, has secured a sizeable contract from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for its new low-carbon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Abu Dhabi.

Adnoc said it had issued a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) for early engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities to the Technip Energies JV.

As per the deal, the Technip Energies JV will set up the low-carbon LNG project in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi.

With the final investment decision (FID) 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, said a statement.

The project will significantly enhance Adnoc’s LNG production capacity aligning with global natural gas demand and the shift towards decarbonisation.

Once completed, the project will boast two 4.8 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) LNG liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 mmtpa. This is set to more than double Adnoc’s LNG production capacity, from 6 mmtpa to around 15 mmtpa, it stated.

The plant will use electric-driven motors instead of conventional gas turbines and will be powered by clean energy.