UAE relocates flagship LNG project to Ruwais
ABU DHABI, May 3, 2023 – ADNOC has changed the location of its planned low-carbon LNG project from Fujairah to the Al Ruwais Industrial City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the Emirati NOC announced on Tuesday.
ADNOC cited existing infrastructure and lowered costs as reasons for the move.
The Al Ruwais Industrial City’s LNG complex will consist of two trains with a combined capacity of 9.6 million tonnes per year of LNG.
The asset will be powered by renewables and nuclear grid power, making it one of the lowest carbon intensive LNG facilities in the world.
The project is currently in the design phase.
The LNG facility is part of the Emirati energy giant’s drive to double its LNG production to meet rising global demand.
Expected costs and commissioning date of the development were not disclosed.
The move follows behind ADNOC’s gas arm signing a deal worth more than USD 1 billion with TotalEnergies for the supply of LNG in May 2023.