Sulphur will be extracted from natural gas production
Canada’s Enersul will provide sulphur granulation technology for a new facility at the Shah gas field in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.
A source close to the scheme says talks have been concluded between Enersul and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the Shah facility. A contract is expected to be signed before the end of August.
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) awarded CCC a $550m contract to build sulphur granulation, handling and storage facilities in May at Shah, located 190 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi city (MEED 25:5:11).
Enersul has already been awarded a similar deal with Dubai-based Dodsal earlier in the year for granulation units at the Habshan field in the southwest of the emirate.
The facilities will be used to form and granulate sulphur extracted from natural gas at the two fields, as well as from Adnoc’s existing gas production facilities. The company will provide 12 granulators processing 10,000 tonnes a day (t/d) of sulphur at each site. The sulphur will be exported from a new handling terminal at Ruwais on the Gulf coast, which is being built by Italy’s Techint and the local Al-Jaber Group.
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