POWERING GROWTH: Abu Dhabi Gas Network Project

Donkin Cast steel gate valve in the Abu Dhabi City natural gas pipeline network.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of Abu Dhabi. For over 46 years, ADNOC has played an integral role in Abu Dhabi’s economic development, managing, producing and preserving the Emirate’s hydrocarbon reserves on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi. In brief ADNOC, is the principle catalyst of growth in the Emirate.

Project in detail

May 2016, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has undertaken the development of the City Gas Network Project, in various areas of Abu Dhabi. An extensive project estimated to as much as US$ 80m - contracted value US$ 60m. The project aims to lay a 64 km natural gas distribution pipeline network in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and includes installation of fibre optics, cathodic protection works, a SCADA system and associated facilities with mechanical and civil works.

The initial phase

Phase 1 of the contract primarily involves the construction of the 4 bar 64 km gas distribution pipeline network. This task was awarded to the EPC Contractors Al Fanar Gas and Petrojet in 2016 and is due for completion by December 2026.The scope of work includes design, construction, operation, maintenance, emergency activities and communication network, including high pressure gas pipelines and natural gas distribution network ending at residential, commercial and industrial customer’s appliances in the Emirates. Strong relationships with both EPC Contractors in the region and proven track record in the region opened doors for the supply and testing of cast steel gate valves (series 555) & accessories from Donkin, PE Fittings from Fusion and PE Ball Valves from AVK Syntec.

Solution: cast gate valves ruling out ductile iron products

Ensuring to keep the AVK promise – expect solutions, not just products - Adam Tkacz (Donkin/Fusion) and Raj Nair (AVK Watecom) set upon carrying out a number of presentations and meetings with ADNOC focusing primarily on specifying cast steel gate valves. Differing from the competitors, who only offer ductile iron products in their solutions, their combined effort won the project.

Product Supplied in Phase 1 [Packages 1- 4] completed by Dec 2018:

  • Cast steel gate valves: 15 pcs, DN300-400, 7 bar pressure.
  • Ball valves & accessories: 358 pcs, DN50-150, 7 bar pressure.

Product Supplied in Phase 1 [Packages 5,6,7 &11] ongoing. 

  • Wide range of PE fittings - 1500 pcs, DN63-400. 



Gas valves and fittings

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