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Adnoc to Grow its Diversified Portfolio

Adnoc, Abu Dhabi's state-owned oil company, has been directed to grow its diversified portfolio and provide secure, reliable and responsible energy to support the delivery of a just, orderly and equitable global energy transition.


Presiding over the annual meeting of the Adnoc Board of Directors, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, noted that as Adnoc continues to transform, decarbonize and future-proof its business, the company is tripling its renewable energy capacity through its shareholding in Masdar while delivering tangible actions towards its interim targets of reducing its greenhouse gas intensity by 25% and achieving near-zero methane emissions by 2030.


His Highness said that this continued focus underlines the UAE’s long-term commitment to supporting global energy security and enabling a more sustainable future.


He highlighted the UAE's dedication to enhancing its capabilities and expertise with the energy sector as the backbone of its development efforts and plans, even as it focuses on sustainability and emission reduction.


Sheikh Mohamed noted the crucial role Adnoc employees continue to play in driving its success and thanked them for their hard work, dedication and commitment. His Highness stressed that people are the nation’s greatest asset, and the UAE leadership will continue to prioritize human capital development.


The board was updated on Adnoc’s record-breaking initial public offerings (IPOs) and the company’s first investments outside the UAE in 2023. The board mandated Adnoc to prioritize transformational growth, partnerships and international opportunities to future-proof and drive value for Abu Dhabi and the UAE.


In December, Adnoc announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of OCI’s entire majority shareholding in Fertiglobe. This supports the company’s ambitious chemicals strategy and its plans to establish a global growth platform for low-carbon ammonia, a key lower-carbon fuel and hydrogen carrier that is expected to play an important role in the energy transition.


The board was briefed on the steps that Adnoc has taken in support of its industry-leading Net Zero by 2045 target and directed the company to deploy leading edge technologies to accelerate decarbonization, renewables growth, and lower-carbon solutions in support of the target.


During the meeting, the board increased Adnoc’s budget allocation for landmark decarbonization projects, technologies and lower carbon solutions to $23 billion (AED 84.4 billion). The increased allocation will include investments to grow the company’s domestic and international carbon management platforms, supporting the decarbonization journeys of both Adnoc and its customers.


The board emphasized Adnoc’s role as a catalyst for the UAE’s economic and industrial growth and endorsed the company’s goal to drive $48.5 billion (AED 178 billion) back into the UAE economy over the next five years, building on $11.2 billion (AED 41 billion) generated through its In-Country Value (ICV) programme in 2023.


Adnoc also created 6,500 jobs for UAE nationals in the private sector in 2023 through the programme, in partnership with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis). These achievements bring the total value driven back into the UAE economy to $51 billion (AED 187 billion), with 11,500 UAE nationals employed in the private sector since the programme was launched in 2018.


The board highlighted Adnoc’s focus on supporting the UAE’s ‘Make it in the Emirates’ initiative by encouraging local manufacturing of critical industrial products in the company’s supply chain. Since 2022, Adnoc has signed local manufacturing agreements with UAE and international companies worth $16.9 billion (AED 62 billion), accelerating progress against its target to locally manufacture $19 billion (AED70 billion) worth of products in its procurement pipeline by 2027.


In 2023, Adnoc delivered several important milestones and achievements. The company completed two IPOs of Adnoc Gas and Adnoc LS, invested in one of the largest carbon capture projects in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region at Habshan, and announced the final investment decision for the Hail and Ghasha Offshore Development, which will be the world’s first project that aims to operate with net zero emissions. In support of Adnoc’s international growth strategy, the company announced its intention to acquire a 30% shareholding in the Absheron gas field in Azerbeijan.


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