Adnoc awards Ruwais LNG gig to Baker Hughes

A unit of UAE’s energy giant Adnoc has awarded US energy services firm Baker Hughes a contract for the planned LNG export terminal in Al Ruwais.

Under the contract awarded by Adnoc Gas, Baker Hughes said it will provide two electric liquefaction systems (e-LNG) for the Ruwais LNG project in the UAE.

Baker Hughes did not provide the price tag of the contract, but Adnoc said in a separate statement that the contract for the supply of the long lead items is worth more than $400 million.

The award is expected to be booked in the fourth quarter of 2023, Baker Hughes said.

The new LNG trains will be driven by Baker Hughes’ 75 megawatt 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, it said.

Moreover, the Ruwais LNG project consists of two 4.8 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) natural gas liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 mtpa of LNG.

When completed, it will more than double Adnoc’s LNG production target capacity to meet increased global demand for natural gas, Adnoc said.

Adnoc launched Adnoc Gas on January 1 as it looks to further expand its international presence.

This year, Adnoc Gas signed LNG supply deals with France’s TotalEnergies, India’s top state oil refiner Indian Oil, Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex), and the most recent deal with PetroChina.

Adnoc owns a 70 percent stake in Adnoc LNG, that currently produces about 6 mtpa of LNG from its facilities on Das Island.

Earlier this year, Adnoc announced it will build its second LNG terminal in Al Ruwais.

The firm previously planned to construct the facility in Fujairah.

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