ADNOC has awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) service contract to UK’s Amec Foster Wheeler for the expansion of Al Hosn Shah gas plant’s capacity by 50 per cent
The contract will enable Al Hosn Gas, an ADNOC operating company, to optimise the design of the expansion project with minimal technical, cost and schedule risks.
Mansoor Al-Mehairbi, Al Hosn Gas CEO, said, “The expansion project is an important part of ADNOC’s integrated gas master plan, which seeks to increase natural gas supplies to support various industries nationwide. By adding 50 per cent processing capacity, the expansion will help ensure Abu Dhabi’s steadily rising demand for gas is met, in a sustainable and economic manner.
“The project will utilise state-of-the-art technology to enhance the Shah gas plant’s gas processing capacity, improve efficiency and performance, and increase profitability by optimising the use of existing assets to maximise the return on investment.”
Expansion of the Al Hosn Shah Gas plant will increase gas processing capacity from 283.1mn cu/m per day to 424.7mn cu/m per day, while maintaining the highest degree of plant integrity and HSE requirements.
The design concept, that is scheduled to be completed by Q4 2017, will provide the detailed design information necessary for the final investment decision to be made. Under the terms of the contract, new units will be engineered to expand the plant’s processing capacity along with all associated off sites and utilities necessary to integrate the new units with existing installations, including gas gathering facilities, main gas plant, product pipelines and the Sulphur granulation plant.
Al Hosn, one of the world’s largest plants producing sour gas, began operations in 2015. The expansion of Al Hosn would make ADNOC one of the world’s largest producers of Sulphur.
Al Hosn Gas is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), with a 60 per cent share, and Occidental Petroleum, carrying a 40 per cent share.