Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (Adgas) has received technical bids on the construction of a flare-handling and emission reduction project at its operations on Das Island.

Contractors including UK-based Costain Group and local company Target Engineering submitted engineering, procurement and construction proposals for the deal.

The contract covers the second and third package on the flare-handling and emission reduction system at Adgas’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The $50m first package was awarded to Costain Group in July 2010 and completed during 2012.

For the new project, Adgas awarded the front-end engineering and design (feed) contract to US-based Shaw Group, while UK group Amec won the project management consultancy (PMC) deal for the feed phase.

The flare handling and emission reduction facilities are designed to reduce carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emissions at Adgas’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub on Das Island by reducing the need for flaring.

Adgas is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), UK-based BP, France’s Total and Japanese group Mitsui. The company sells LNG to its sole long-term customer Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and through spot deals to Asia, Europe and the US.