Adnoc Gas announced on 9 August that it has awarded a $3.6bn contract to a joint venture of NPCC and Tecnicas Reunidas for expanding its gas processing infrastructure. The project is aimed at boosting onshore ethane supplies from the Habshan facilities by as much as 40% to provide feedstock to the under-development Borouge-4 ethane cracker at Ruwais.

The recently-listed subsidiary of state energy giant Adnoc stated that this Maximizing Ethane Recovery and Monetization (Meram) project aims to boost ethane extraction from existing Adnoc Gas facilities at Habshan by 35-40% and deliver this to Ruwais via a 120km NGL pipeline. The firm stated in its IPO prospectus earlier this year that it expects the Meram project to generate 2.2mn t/y of ethane and a further 1.2mn t/y of NGLs (MEES, 24 February). (CONTINUED - 449 WORDS)