This strategic investment by two major energy companies in Abu Dhabi aims to build and operate sustainable seawater desalination facilities and supply ADNOC’s onshore operations at the Bab and Bu Hassa fields in Abu Dhabi. Reducing emissions, improving its operations and ensuring it is future-proof.
The consortium, which includes Orascom Construction and Medito, will also build a world-class central seawater treatment facility and a network to transport and distribute treated water.
ADNOC and TAQA hold a majority stake of 51 percent (25.5 percent each) in the project company, while the construction consortium holds the remaining stake (49 percent). , then Transfer of Ownership (BOOT), the entire ownership of the project will be transferred to ADNOC after 30 years of operation.
The project will be financed by nine local and international banks. First Abu Dhabi Bank, Gulf International Bank, Natixis Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Dubai Commercial Bank, Emirates NPT, Emirates Development Bank and Warba Bank by providing commercial and Islamic finance facilities. The rest of the project cost will be paid by the shareholders according to the ownership stake.
On this occasion, Abdul Monim Saif Al Kindi, Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC’s Exploration, Development and Production Division, said: “This sustainable strategic investment is another example of ADNOC’s efforts and efforts to improve and ensure the reduction of emissions from its operations. They are future-proof in an effort to contribute to enabling transformation in the energy sector and accelerate a paradigm shift in ADNOC’s ongoing efforts to improve and modernize its business to contribute to creating a low-emission future. I am pleased to collaborate with TAQA in the implementation of this new innovative project, which will provide energy-efficient water supplies to ADNOC’s onshore operations and contribute to reducing its environmental impact.
More than 60 percent of the project’s value is expected to be redirected to the UAE economy through the ADNOC project.
For his part, Jassim Hussain Thabet, Group CEO and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), said: “This collaboration between TAQA and ADNOC, two leading companies in the sector, will enable us to complete the world class. Sustainable project to reduce electricity consumption.” This enhances our efforts to ensure energy security. Based on TAQA’s position as a leader in fully integrated low-carbon applications, it is considered the partner of choice for companies in other sectors looking to decarbonize. “Climate.” By providing sustainable solutions for operations, water and electricity, and investing in key infrastructure needed to achieve neutrality.
By replacing the deep, high-salinity groundwater system currently used in fields, the project is expected to contribute to a 30 percent reduction in electricity consumption required for water injection operations. The project is expected to get all its electricity needs from clean sources.
The project is notable for:
- It includes a water transportation network spanning over 75 km, distribution pipelines spanning over 230 km and two pumping stations.
- It will provide more than 110 million gallons of filtered seawater per day based on nanofilter technology.
- The total cost of the project is $2.2 billion (as per market conditions at the time of funding), compared to $2.4 billion when announced on May 24, 2023.