Abu Dhabi state firms Adnoc and Taqa announced on 24 May that they jointly plan a $2.4bn seawater treatment facility to replace current deep aquifer saline water systems across Adnoc’s onshore operations. Adnoc and Taqa will hold a majority 51% stake (25.5% each) in a consortium with Egypt’s Orascom and Dubai-based Metito, with the project to be developed under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) model, with the full project being returned to Adnoc after 30 years of operation.

Adnoc says the facility will provide water for injection into two of its largest onshore fields - Bab and Bu Hasa, which have capacity of around 470,000 b/d and 650,000 b/d respectively. The grid-connected project will receive 100% of its power from clean energy sources, reducing water injection related energy consumption by up to 30%. It will deliver more than 110mn imperial gallons per day, but no completion-date was announced. (CONTINUED - 146 WORDS)