Al Hosn Gas, an ADNOC operating company, has awarded Britain’s Amec Foster Wheeler the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services contract for the expansion of the Al Hosn Shah Gas plant’s capacity by 50 per cent.
Expansion of the Al Hosn Shah Gas plant will increase gas processing capacity from 1 billion cubic feet per day to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day, while maintaining the highest degree of plant integrity and HSE requirements.
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.
The design concept, that is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2017, will provide the detailed design information necessary for the final investment decision to be made. The expanded plant could then become operational within the life span of ADNOC’s new five-year business plan.
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 FEED services contract will enable Al Hosn Gas to optimise the design of the expansion project with minimal technical, cost and schedule risks.
He added: "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.”
The expansion of Al Hosn would make ADNOC one of the world’s largest producers of Sulphur. ADNOC has plans to support the development of a local Sulphur products industry, including enhancing the existing ammonia and urea industry, with a new generation of advanced fertilisers.
Al Hosn Gas is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), with a 60 per cent share, and Occidental Petroleum, a 40 per cent share.