A breakthrough project for AVK Fusion Group and Syntec in the region .
Over 46 years, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has played a fundamental role in the economic development of Abu Dhabi. ADNOC’s 2030 strategy is to transform the way they maximize value from every barrel, to deliver the greatest possible return to the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, and in turn help meet the world’s growing demand for energy.
In January 2019, ADNOC undertook the development of the City Gas Network Project’s phase 2, in the main areas of Abu Dhabi. An extensive project, that is estimated to be as much as US$ 80m; contracted value US$ 60m. The project aims to lay a 68 km long natural gas distribution pipeline network (4 bar) in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and includes the installation of fibre optics, cathodic protection works, a SCADA system and associated facilities with mechanical and civil works. The main idea is to do away with the existing LPG and CNG (cylinders) in the city after the completion of the natural gas distribution.
Phase 1 initiated
The Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultations Co. (PETROJET) won the contract in 2019. The project is led by Project Manager Mr. Obai Shahien, and is due for completion by December 2023. The scope of work in this phase includes design, construction, operation, maintenance, emergency activities and communication network, including high pressure gas pipelines and natural gas distribution network. The gas pipeline ends up at residential, commercial and industrial customer’s appliances in the Emirates, a population of 1.483m. Strong relationships with both EPC Contractors and a proven track record in the region opened an array of doors for the (maiden) supply and testing of PE Fittings from the Fusion Group and PE Ball Valves from AVK Syntec.
A breakthrough project for Fusion Group
Staying true to the AVK cornerstones of striving to serve our customers locally, offering a full-line partnership and a single entry point to the AVK world, Raj Nair (AVK Watecom) and Adam Tkacz (Fusion Group) carried out a number of presentations and meetings with ADNOC & PETROJET.
ADNOC’s chief requirement was a customised packaged solution, and AVK’s recommendation included PE Solutions (PE ball valves & fittings) along with product training and 24/7 on-site local and technical support. The combination of a complete solution, and not solely products, won the deal.
The combined effort of the entire team, our solid know-how and AVK’s decades of experience won the project and enabled Fusion Group to be approved in ADNOC and supply in the prestigious Natural Gas Distribution Network project. Last but not the least , the Factory Acceptance Test and Inspection for the PE Ball Valves by ADNOC left an everlasting impression on ADNOC engineers of AVKs high quality products and processes.
Products supplied in the ongoing phase 1[Packages 5,6,7 &11]:
- A wide range of PE fittings from 32mm to 400mm
- PE Ball Valves sizes from 32mm to 180mm