ADNOC has awarded a contract worth over $400 million to Baker Hughes, operating under its legal entity Nuovo Pignone International S.R.L. The contract is for the provision of all-electric compression systems, powered by clean energy, for the liquefaction of natural gas at its low-carbon LNG facility in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Al Dhafrah, Abu Dhabi.
The LNG trains at the Ruwais facility will utilize energy-efficient Baker Hughes technology, including compressors driven by 75 MW electric motors. This innovative project aims to make the Ruwais LNG plant the first LNG project in the Middle East and North Africa region to run on clean power, positioning it as one of the lowest carbon-intensity LNG facilities globally.
Fatema Al Nuaimi, Executive Vice President of Downstream Business Management at ADNOC, emphasized the project’s significance in ADNOC’s commitment to decarbonization, sustainability, and innovation. She noted that it aligns with ADNOC’s goals to expand its energy portfolio with lower-carbon solutions, reinforcing its role as a reliable global natural gas supplier and contributing to enhancing global energy security.
The Ruwais LNG project consists of two 4.8 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) natural gas liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 mtpa of LNG. Upon completion, it will significantly increase ADNOC’s LNG production capacity, helping meet the growing global demand for natural gas.