Tebodin wins Gasco flare reduction contract

08 October 2009

State-owned energy firm Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco) has appointed the Netherlands’ Tebodin to oversee a major project to reduce the amount of gas it burns off at its Habshan processing facilities

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.

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