Adnoc to expand Al Hosn capacity by 50%

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Adnoc to expand Al Hosn capacity by 50%
Al Hosn is one of the world's largest plants producing sour gas.

abu dhabi - Al Hosn is a joint venture between Adnoc and Occidental Petroleum

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Published: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 8:03 PM

Last updated: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 10:05 PM

Adnoc, in partnership with Occidental Petroleum, on Tuesday announced its intention to expand the Al Hosn facility, which would increase sour gas processing by 50 per cent of existing capacity.

The plant could become operational within the lifespan of Adnoc's new five-year business plan - part of the company's '2030 Strategy' - which was recently approved by Abu Dhabi's Supreme Petroleum Council.

UAE Minister of State and Adnoc Group CEO Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber said sour gas would play an important role in its 2030 plan.

"A key element of our 2030 strategy is to ensure we produce sufficient gas to meet our steadily-increasing requirement for gas and match rising demand from our international customers. Sour gas will play an important role in ensuring we deliver on those commitments.

"For the first time, Adnoc has an integrated Gas Master Plan, which links every part of our gas value chain. This will ensure greater efficiency and performance and enable us to maximise the value of our gas assets and pursue, smart, targeted investments to achieve our strategic objectives."

Al Hosn, one of the world's largest plants producing sour gas, began operations in 2015 and reached its full capacity of one billion cubic feet per day (bcf) in the second quarter of that year. The $10 billion facility was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in April.

Al Hosn is a joint venture between Adnoc, with a 60 per cent share, and Occidental Petroleum, which has a 40 per cent share.

- ashwani@khaleejtimes.com




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