Adviser appointed for Adnoc water treatment project
15 Mar 2021
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has appointed the local office of Austria’s ILF Consulting Engineers as technical adviser on its planned public-private partnership (PPP) water treatment scheme, referred to as Project Wave
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has appointed the local office of Austria’s ILF Consulting Engineers as technical adviser on its planned public-private partnership (PPP) water treatment scheme.
Energy & Utilities reported in February that Adnoc had invited consultants to submit proposals for two water treatment plants at Al-Mirfa and Al-Nouf and associated pipeline infrastructure.
The project will involve the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of two standalone greenfield seawater nanofiltration plants with a combined treatment capacity of 210 million imperial gallons a day. The project will also involve the construction of pumping stations and transmission pipelines to transport the treated water to onshore fields, which will require approximately 450km of new pipeline infrastructure.
The scheme is planned to be developed under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.
Adnoc invited firms to submit expressions of interest (EOI) in the water treatment project by 15 March. The project will involve developing two nanofiltration water treatment plants and transportation infrastructure under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.
The project has been designed with the intention to replace the current aquifer water injection systems used for maintaining reservoir pressure in onshore fields in Abu Dhabi with more sustainable water resources. The plant also forms part of Adnoc’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions in its development activities, with the scheme expected to increase efficiencies and lead to a net reduction in CO2 emissions.
The successful bidders will form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) with Adnoc to deliver the BOOT scheme, with a long-term water treatment and transportation agreement (WTTA) to be signed between the SPV and Adnoc, the offtaker for the scheme. The project will be fully returned to Adnoc at the end of the WTTA.
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