National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has completed constructing the Umm Lulu Gas Treatment Plant (ULGTP), one of the largest offshore oil platforms in the world, for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine reported.

The ULGTP was launched on June 26 by Hazza Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, in the presence of Sheikh Mansour Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; and Sheikh Hamed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.

“The ULGTP project is the largest to date undertaken by NPCC and was led by a team of passionate Emirati nationals committed to achieving the nation’s vision to be one of the best countries in the world in exporting energy solutions,” Mohamed Al Hameli, Chairman of NPCC said.

The offshore platform construction is part of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract awarded by ADNOC to NPCC, in consortium with TechnipFMC, for the Umm Lulu Package 2 Full Field Development. It is worth noting that NPCC constructed eight platforms for the Umm Lulu Package 1. The two phases mark an investment of over $2.5 billion.

“The completion of this key infrastructure asset marks another significant milestone for ADNOC as we drive oil production capacity towards four million barrels per day by end of 2020, delivering on our smart growth strategy and meeting increasing global demand for energy,” Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and ADNOC CEO commented.

The platform, weighing 32,000 metric tonnes, will manage natural gas including compression, dehydration and sweetening, in addition it represents a key infrastructure for ADNOC’s Umm Lulu Field, which will have a production capacity of more than 100,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2020.