A breakthrough project for Fusion Group and AVK Syntec in the region.
For 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 maximise 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 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 reduce reliance on the existing LPG and CNG cylinders in the city after the completion of the natural gas distribution network.
Phase 1 initiated
The Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultations Co. (PETROJET) won the contract in 2019 and it 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 initial supply and testing of polyethylene fittings from 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 Fusion/AVK world, Raj Nair (Regional Sales Manager, AVK Watecom) and Adam Tkacz (International Sales Director, Fusion Group) carried out a number of presentations and meetings with ADNOC and PETROJET.
ADNOC’s chief requirement was a customised packaged solution. Fusion/AVK’s recommendation included a PE solutions package; PE ball valves and 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 Fusion/AVK’s decades of experience won the project and enabled Fusion Group to be approved in ADNOC and supply into the prestigious Natural Gas Distribution Network project.
In addition, the Factory Acceptance Test and Inspection for the PE Ball Valves by ADNOC left an everlasting impression on ADNOC’s engineers of AVKs high quality products and processes.
Products supplied in the ongoing phase 1 project includes (packages 5,6,7 and 11):
- A wide range of PE electrofusion and spigot fittings from 32mm to 400mm
- PE Ball Valves from 32mm to 180mm