Gasco informed the Dutch engineering firm that it had won the project management consultancy contract on 7 September.

Tebodin will oversee the work of the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor on the deal, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC),which won the $150m construction deal for the project on 21 May 2009.

Gasco flares 2.1-3.5 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of natural gas at its processing and distribution facilities at Habshan in the north of the emirate.

As part of a drive to cut Abu Dhabi’s carbon dioxide emissions, CCC will build a new system designed by the US’ Fluor Corporation to recover 1.5-2.9 million cf/d of gas at Habshan, reducing the amount of gas being flared by 70-80 per cent.

The project will comprise three gas-gathering drums at the Habshan 0, 1, and 2 flare towers, linked to gas compressors and a distribution network to pass the gas back into the Habshan system, where it will be used to generate power. Gasco wants to finish the project by November 2011.