Petrofac has been awarded an EPC contract by ADNOC Gas for the company’s Habshan CCUS project, which is one of the largest Carbon Capture projects in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The contract is valued at more than US$600 million and it includes the delivery of carbon capture units, associated pipeline infrastructure, plus a network of wells for Co2 recovery and injection. The plant will be situated at the Habshan gas processing plant, which is 150 km Southwest of Abu Dhabi.
ADNOC chose to award the CCUS contract to Petrofac as the project aligns with ADNOC’s accelerated decarbonisation plan. The other reasons ADNOC chose Petrofac is because of the work the company has been dealing with since 2015. Since 1991, Petrofac has been establishing a presence in the UAE and through this has created a large workforce which supports both national and international energy projects. The work that Petrofac has been focused on since 2015 involves gas processing, transport and storage which are all elements focused on and providing a drive towards the development and definition of large-scale CCUS projects.
Petrofac’s Group Chief Executive, Tareq Kawash, said, “By accelerating plans to make energy cleaner, the UAE is investing in its future. We look forward to combining our CCUS expertise and UAE project delivery experience to support ADNOC Gas in delivering on their decarbonisation plans, maximising energy output while minimising emissions, and helping to support the UAE’s energy transition.”
Elie Lahoud the Chief Operating Officer, Petrofac Engineering & Construction, commented, “Petrofac is committed to supporting ADNOC Gas in delivering lower-carbon growth. We have over 30 years’ experience of successful delivery here in the UAE and continue to put In-Country Value at the centre of our operations, utilising the local supply chain, developing capabilities and creating new opportunities for UAE Nationals.”