UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc) said it has appointed Houston-based McDermott as the design contractor for its planned LNG export plant in Fujairah.
Following completion of the design stage, Adnoc expects to award an EPC contract in 2023, it said in a statement via its social media channels on Wednesday.
According to Adnoc, the Fujairah LNG terminal would have two 4.8 mtpa LNG trains, boosting the company’s LNG production capacity by 9.6 Mtpa, as it looks to respond to the growing global demand for natural gas.
Also, the plant would become one of the “world’s lowest carbon intensity LNG production facilities through incorporating new technologies and running on clean power,” Adnoc said.
Adnoc did not provide any additional information.
McDermott said in a separate statement on May 18 that the plant’s design would include electric drives for the liquefaction compressors.
It said that the company’s offices in London and the UAE would perform the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Fujairah LNG facilities.
Adnoc’s LNG expansion
In December last year, Adnoc revealed plans to double its LNG production capacity from 6 to 12 million tons per annum, as part of a $127 billion capital spending plan for 2022-2026.
Adnoc LNG, a joint venture in which the UAE giant has a 70 percent stake, currently produces about 6 mtpa of LNG from its facilities on Das Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
McDermott also said it was involved in initial phases of Adnoc’s LNG development in the late 1980s, having built the storage facilities for both LNG and LPG on an EPC basis on Das Island.
In addition to the capacity expansion plans, Adnoc Logistics & Services, a unit of Adnoc, placed an order for two 175,000-cbm LNG carriers at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard.
Adnoc Logistics & Services currently owns eight LNG carriers built between 1994 and 1997.
(Updated with a statement by McDermott on May 18.)