The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) announced issuing a joint tender for developing and operating the high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) sub-sea transmission system, according to ADNOC’s official website.

This project is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and will connect ADNOC’s offshore production facilities to ADPower’s onshore electricity grid using state-of-the-art technology.

The project is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of ADNOC’s offshore facilities by up to 30% through ADPower’s efficient onshore power production. It also will optimize the costs of power supply for ADNOC and will boost the operational efficiency by using environmentally sustainable sources of energy.

Additionally, it will enable ADNOC to utilize its rich gas effectively which allow to get additional revenue for ADNOC and Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the tender issuance, Yaser Saeed Al Mazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said that “We are very pleased to partner with ADPower on this innovative project that is a logical result of ADNOC’s transformation journey, directly supporting our value creation and sustainability strategy as well as our objective to remain one of the world’s lowest-cost oil producers and lowest-carbon emitters in our industry. This project will meet our future offshore power needs, even as our fields mature, using diverse and sustainable sources.”

Omar Alhashmi, Executive Director – Asset Management at ADPower, said that, “As we continue to accelerate the transformation of Abu Dhabi’s water and electricity sector, ADPower is pleased to partner with ADNOC on this important, innovative, large-scale effort. Working together, we are reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s global position as we implement this first-of-a-kind mega project that will not only create synergy between two critical industries, but drive the Emirate’s economic growth through long-term value creation.”