A consortium of Jan Donnell and Samsung C&T has won the contract to install high-voltage DC lines and a transformer package for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) project for the subsea electricity transmission project in Abu Dhabi. The contract was awarded by a joint venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF), and Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Corporation, Power Technology reported. The ADNOC and TAQA Electricity Transmission Project – the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region – will cost about $3 billion, and is scheduled to start operation in 2025. Energy Transformation Solutions Jan Donnel will own a $725 million stake in the contract and will be responsible for the design, installation, burial and protection of two sets of lines spanning nearly 1,000 kilometers. “It is a great honor to be involved in the strategic electricity project for ADNOC and TAQA,” said Philip Hutsey, Director of Marine Energy at Jean Donnel Group. “We are proud to offer the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract as part of our role to provide energy transition solutions to support customers and countries around the world to achieve their carbon neutral goals by 2050,” he added.
ADNOC Project Details The two electricity transmission links will link the islands of Al Ghalan and Das in the Arabian Gulf, to the onshore transfer stations at Mirfa and Shuwaihat in Abu Dhabi. The two transmission links are part of ADNOC and TAQA’s subsea electricity transmission system and will be integrated with Abu Dhabi’s onshore power grid to all of ADNOC’s offshore production facilities. The first group of lines – linking Das Island with the beach – consists of 3 undersea lines with a voltage of 400 kV with a length of 135 km each, according to a statement issued by Jan Donel. As for the second group, which connects the island of El Ghalan to the beach, it relates to 4 submarine lines with a capacity of 320 kilovolts, each with a length of 125 kilometers. decarbonization efforts Once completed, the project will replace sustainable onshore energy sources such as local nuclear power and solar panels from Abu Dhabi, in place of existing offshore turbine generators. Through this project, ADNOC and TAQA aim to decarbonize their former offshore production operations, while supporting the UAE’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality goals. In addition, the project is expected to offset the carbon footprint of offshore facilities by more than 30%.
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