Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is planning to develop two public-private partnership (PPP) water treatment projects to provide water for some of its onshore oilfields.
According to sources close to the project, currently referred to as ‘Wave’, Adnoc is planning to develop two seawater treatment plants under the build, own, operate (BOO) model.
The projects will include components for ultrafiltration and sulphur reduction. The water will be used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
The seawater treatment projects are planned to be located at Mirfa and Nouf, according to sources with knowledge of the scheme. The client received proposals from consultants for advisory positions on the scheme in early February, according to the sources.
The project will also involve development of the water transmission pipelines from the plants to the oilfields.
The PPP water projects are the latest utilities projects that Adnoc is planning to get the private sector to develop.
In 2020, Adnoc invited prequalified groups to submit proposals for the contract to develop a high-voltage sub-sea transmission project to connect its offshore oil and gas production facilities to Abu Dhabi’s onshore national electricity grid.
The project will be developed by a special purpose vehicle (SPV) – in which the successful developers from the tender will hold a 40 per cent stake, with Adnoc and ADPower, now fully owned by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa), to each hold a 30 per cent stake.
The scheme will be developed under a build-own-operate and transfer (BOOT) model, with ownership of the project to be transferred back to Adnoc at the end of the concession agreement.
The project is due to be commissioned in 2025.