Dolphin Energy wins two UAE supply contracts
Dolphin Energy Limited (DEL) has signed binding agreements to supply natural gas to two of the United Arab Emirate (UAE)’s leading power and water companies. The contracts were signed for the supply of future Dolphin gas to the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the Union Water & Electricity Company (UWEC).
The Dolphin Gas Project is a strategic regional energy initiative, which comes on stream in 2006. It involves the development of substantial natural gas reserves from Qatar’s offshore North Field, their processing onshore at Qatar’s Ras Laffan – and transportation by export pipeline of up to 3.2 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of refined natural gas to the UAE.
The contract signed with ADWEA provides for the supply of required quantities of Dolphin gas from Qatar for 25 years to ADWEA subsidiaries Al-Taweelah Power Company, Al-Arabiya Power Company, Emirates CMC Power Company and Gulf Total Tractabel Power Company.
The contract with UWEC provides for supply of Dolphin natural gas from Qatar for 25 years. Under its terms, the natural gas will be supplied by Dolphin to UWEC for its new power and desalination plant in Fujairah, on the UAE’s East Coast.
The gas will flow through Dolphin’s export pipeline to landfall at Al-Taweelah in Abu Dhabi. It will then be pumped via existing landlines to Al-Ain and thereafter through the new 182 kilometer, 24-inch Dolphin pipeline to Fujairah, to be completed this December.
The contract will succeed the short-term agreement for initial provision of natural gas by Dolphin from Oman, signed with UWEC in February this year. This stipulated that Dolphin would supply UWEC with Oman Oil Company gas for between 3.5 and 5 years – from the first quarter 2004 – prior to the completion of the Qatar link.
The shareholders in DEL are the Mubadala Development Company, wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, Total of France and Occidental Petroleum of the US. — (menareport.com)
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