The National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has announced the opening of the Umm Lulu Gas Treatment Platform (ULGTP) in the UAE constructed for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).

One the world’s largest offshore oil platforms, ULGTP was manufactured by NPCC at its 1.3 million square metre fabrication yard in Abu Dhabi. Weighing 32,000 metric tonnes (mt) and measuring 77.7m x 83.5m, ULGTP is one of five platforms manufactured by NPCC.

Adnoc Group CEO  Dr Sultan Al Jaber said: “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.”

NPCC manufactured the platform as part of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract secured from Adnoc in consortium with TechnipFMC for a 102,648mt offshore super complex at the major Umm Lulu field.

NPCC chairman Dr Mohamed Rashed Al Hameli said: “Our technological developments and digital transformation have brought a qualitative leap to the UAE’s manufacturing sector.”

Set to focus on dehydration and pressure of natural gas as well as desalination, the platform forms a major part of Adnoc’s Umm Lulu field. The production capacity of the field is expected to reach more than 100,000 barrels per day next year to support the company’s increased production capacity by 2030.

Earlier, the company had commissioned eight platforms for Umm Lulu Package 1. The two phases represent an investment of more than $2.5bn. As part of the contract, NPCC is responsible for laying more than 2,555km of cable and 150km of pipeline.