The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has inaugurated the new Taweelah gas compression plant, the company announced on November 25.

The new gas plant will have a processing capacity of 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), and will deliver uninterrupted gasflow to Abu Dhabi’s industries and the Northern emirates.

The Taweelah plant includes three compression trains, two of which will operate while the third remains on standby. Each one of them will have a processing capacity of 225 mmscf/d.

The inauguration was attended by Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, and Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG, the main contractor for the project.

“The Taweelah gas compression plant supports the nation’s increasing demand for energy and will play a critical role in the UAE’s drive towards economic diversification by supporting major industrial users,” Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said.

The plant inauguration comes less than a month after Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council approved ADNOC’s 2030 growth strategy to achieve Emirati self-sufficiency.

“[The plant] will allow ADNOC to better service its customers throughout the UAE and to implement one of our key strategic imperatives, which is to provide a sustainable and economic supply of gas,” Al Jaber added.