Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has let a contract valued at more than $400 million to Baker Hughes, through its Nuovo Pignone International SRL legal entity, for the supply of two all-electric compression systems for the liquefaction of natural gas at the Ruwais LNG plant in Al Ruwais Industrial City, Al Dhafrah, Abu Dhabi.
The LNG trains will comprise Baker Hughes technology, including compressors, driven by 75 Mw electric motors.
The Ruwais LNG project, currently in design phase, consists of two 4.8 million tonnes/year (tpy) natural gas liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 million tpy of LNG. When completed, it will more than double ADNOC’s LNG production target capacity to meet increased global demand for natural gas.
In May, the company changed the site of the plant to Al Ruwais Industrial City, Al Dhafrah, Abu Dhabi, from Fujairah, UAE. ADNOC said that the new location offers “significant synergies and existing infrastructure that will be leveraged to deliver project efficiencies” (OGJ Online, May 2, 2023).
For low carbon-intensity LNG production, the plant will use electricity supplied by renewable and nuclear sources, according to ADNOC.