30/09/2010

Flowbus Corporation

Flowbus wins Vendor contract to automate ADGAS's Oil & Gas plant in UAE.


Flowbus has been approved as the vendor by ADGAS. We are very appreciated to be a collaborator and we would like to maintain good relations with ADGAS.
Upon this opportunity, Flowbus expects to promote active exchange with U.A.E.

About ADGAS
Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company Ltd is one of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group of Companies. ADNOC owns 70% of its shares, while 15% is owned by Mitsui and Co., of Japan, 10% by British Petroleum (BP) and the remaining 5% by the French Total.


ADGAS Business
The Oil & Gas industry in UAE.
ADGAS, which is the Gulf pioneer in the field of Gas Liquefaction, was established in 1973 and started producing and exporting liquefied gas in 1977. Its Plant on Das island is unique worldwide in its ability to process both associated gas, which is a by-product of oil extraction operations, and natural gas extracted as a free product from gas reservoirs. ADGAS Plant's feedgas, comprising natural and associated kinds, comes from Abu Dhabi's offshore fields. The company's plant is comprised of three process trains. The third of these, started production in 1994 as an addition to the original two that were commissioned in 1977.When commissioned, the 3rd LNG Train was the largest of its kind in the world.

Production Facilities
A plant as huge and advanced as that of ADGAS had to have an extremely effective and efficient control system to help facilitate its smooth functioning throughout various stages of the liquefaction process.
Generally speaking, the Company has constantly adapted to the latest and most modern technologies through its continuing support of advanced computer systems and applications to facilitate successful and trouble-free operation of its administration, production and marketing activities, leading to improved performance and efficiency.

Processing
In order to make it practical and commercially viable to transport gas from one country to another, its volume has to be greatly reduced. To obtain maximum volume reduction, the gas has to be liquefied through the application of proprietary refrigeration technology which makes it possible to cool the gas down to approximately minus 160 C. This process also requires very strict safety measures and precautions during all liquefaction stages, due to the highly vulnerable and inflammable nature of the gas involved.
Within the framework of close and positive cooperation between the ADNOC Group of Companies, and in accordance with the directives of the Supreme Petroleum Council, ADMA-OPCO and ZADCO supply ADGAS with its LNG plant’s requirements of raw gas. This is a living example of how the Group companies coordinate and cooperate with each other to actively participate in the development and progress of this country.

Liquefied gas is exported in huge-sized tankers that are especially designed and equipped to carry gas in its liquid state.



For more information, visit www.adgas.com