Dolphin project gets Oman gas supply

ABU DHABI - Dolphin Energy Limited announced yesterday that the company's first supplies of natural gas from Oman had been safely received by pipeline at its control station in Al Ain - the first ever cross-border gas transmission in the history of the AGCC.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 25 Jan 2004, 11:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:12 AM

Dolphin will now transport the gas through its recently completed, 24-inch,182-kilometre gas pipeline to a new power and desalination plant in Fujairah.

The plant, owned by Union Water & Electricity Company (UWEC), will henceforth receive some 135 million cubic feet of gas every day from Dolphin - once the pipeline commissioning process is complete. The gas will be the initial energy feedstock for UWEC's 656 MW power station and 100 million gallons a day (mg/d) desalination plant.

Dolphin Energy CEO, Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, said: "Dolphin is now in business. This is a historic moment, since it marks our first gas supplies to a customer, as well as the first gas transmission across AGCC national borders."

"Dolphin is proud to have contributed to this occasion, and we are particularly grateful to the Oman Government for their encouragement and support. We could not have undertaken this strategic energy initiative without them."

Saeed Al Mazrooei, Dolphin's Deputy VP Projects, added: "The Omani authorities and Oman Oil Company (OOC) have helped us at every turn - to ensure that we received our gas on time, of the right quality and at the right place. We look forward to a long working relationship."

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