UAE LNG Project Moves Forward

    ADNOC Issues Early EPC Award For Ruwais LNG Project

    ADNOC has issued a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) for early engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) activities to a joint venture — led by Technip Energies, with JGC Corporation and National Petroleum Construction Company PJSC — for its low-carbon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Abu Dhabi.

    With the final investment decision expected this year, the Ruwais LNG project is set to be the first LNG export facility in the Middle East and North Africa. Once completed, the project will consist of two 4.8-MMTPA LNG liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 MMTPA and is set to more than double ADNOC’s LNG production capacity, from 6 MMTPA to around 15 MMTPA.

    “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,” said Fatema Al Nuaimi, executive vice president of downstream business management at ADNOC. “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.”

    In October 2023, ADNOC awarded Baker Hughes a contract to provide two electric liquefaction systems (e-LNG) for the Ruwais LNG project. The LNG trains will be driven by Baker Hughes’ 75-MW BRUSH electric motor technology and feature the company’s compressor technology, making Ruwais LNG one of the first all-electric LNG projects in the Middle East.

    “This award represents an important milestone for Baker Hughes in the LNG market and demonstrates the strength of our portfolio, which we strategically expanded through the BRUSH Power Generation acquisition in 2022” said Ganesh Ramaswamy, executive vice president of industrial and energy technology at Baker Hughes. “Over the next decade, electrification will play a critical role in the energy transition, enabling further reduction of the carbon emissions footprint of natural gas.”

    The award continues the positive demand momentum for Baker Hughes’ gas technology equipment portfolio after securing several major LNG orders last year.

    In December 2023, ADNOC signed a 15-year agreement with ENN LNG Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas Co. Ltd. (ENN Natural Gas), for the delivery of at least 1 MMPTA of LNG. Deliveries are expected to start in 2028 and will be sourced from the Ruwais LNG project.