Baker Hughes Bags $400 Million Ruwais LNG Contract

ADNOC's Ruwais LNG to be one of the first all-electric-LNG facilities in the Middle East.

Source: ADNOC

ADNOC has awarded Baker Hughes a contract valued at more than $400 million to supply two all-electric liquefaction systems for the Ruwais liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the UAE.

Located in the Al Ruwais Industrial City, Al Dhafrah, Abu Dhabi, the Ruwais LNG plant will be the first LNG project in the Middle East and North Africa region to run on clean power, making it one of the lowest carbon-intensity LNG facilities in the world, according to ADNOC.

The project consists of two 4.8-mtpa natural gas liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 9.6 mtpa. When complete, it will more than double ADNOC’s LNG production target capacity to meet the increased global demand for natural gas.

ADNOC said the LNG trains will be driven by Baker Hughes’ 75-MW BRUSH electric motors and the company’s compressors, making Ruwais LNG one of the first all-electric LNG projects in the Middle East.

“As the first clean electricity-powered LNG facility in the Middle East, the Ruwais LNG project reinforces ADNOC’s leadership within the LNG industry and underscores our commitment to decarbonization, sustainability, and innovation,” said Fatema Al Nuaimi, executive vice president of downstream business management at ADNOC.

“The project aligns with ADNOC’s objectives to grow our energy portfolio with lower-carbon solutions, reinforcing our position as a reliable global supplier of natural gas and contributing to enhancing global energy security,” he said.

According to ADNOC, the award of the contract underscores its commitment to accelerate its net-zero ambition and decarbonization plans, calling it an “important milestone as it builds on its legacy as a responsible energy pioneer.”

The company added that it is “doubling down” on its decarbonization efforts with an initial allocation of $15 billion towards low-carbon solutions.

The first milestone for the two companies came with the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement in November 2022 that allowed for the exploration of research and development opportunities around technologies that can support the UAE’s energy sector. In May 2023, the two companies signed an agreement to accelerate the development and commercialization of green and low-carbon hydrogen technology.