ADNOC has announced a final investment decision to develop one of the largest carbon capture projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The pioneering Habshan carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) project will have the capacity to capture and permanently store 1.5 MTPA of CO2 within geological formations deep underground.
This announcement is part of ADNOC’s wider carbon management strategy, which aims to create a unique platform that connects all the sources of emissions and sequestration sites to accelerate the delivery of ADNOC and the UAE’s decarbonisation goals.
The project will triple ADNOC’s carbon capture capacity to 2.3 MTPA, equivalent to removing over 500,000 gasoline-powered cars from the road per year.
The project, to be built, operated and maintained by ADNOC Gas on behalf of ADNOC, will include carbon capture units at the Habshan gas processing plant, pipeline infrastructure, and a network of wells for CO2 injection.
Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC executive director of low carbon solutions and international growth, says: ‘The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated that carbon capture and storage is a critical enabler for the world to achieve net zero by mid-century. This landmark project, is one of many tangible initiatives that ADNOC is delivering as we accelerate our decarbonization plan to meet our Net Zero by 2045 ambition.’