Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) has changed the planned location for its forthcoming low-carbon liquified natural gas (LNG) project.

The plant, which would have been constructed in the emirate of Fujairah, will now instead go ahead in Abu Dhabi. The new location in Ruwais Industrial City  sits nearby much of ADNOC’s oil and gas infrastructure.

In a statement, an ADNOC spokesperson stated: “The proximity of Al Ruwais to ADNOC’s current operations, as well as its future growth projects, in addition to a well-established local supplier base were important considerations in the company’s decision.”

The proposed project is a 9.6 tonne per year (TPA) LNG facility, comprised of two 4.8 TPA LNG liquefaction trains. This would more than double the country’s current output of LNG. Some of the initial plans, created for the plant’s original Fuijairah location, will no need altering for the new site. The proposed 2 billion cubic feet per day gas pipeline between Fujairah and the ADNOC gas field in Habshan will also require change.

The Ruwais LNG plant’s processing facilities will use electric power, while the plant itself will run on a combination of nuclear and renewable energy. Although it is yet to break ground, ADNOC predict it will be amongst the greenest LNG facilities in the world.

This will be ADNOC’s second LNG facility, after their 6 million TPA Das Island project. Demand for ADNOC’s LNG has already been signified by the signing of a $1.2bn LNG deal with TotalEnergies. The deal will last three-years from 2023, with ADNOC supplying an unspecified quantity of LNG to the French company. The UAE is not the only country investing further resources into its LNG projects. Nigeria only this week have agreed to build a new LNG offshore plant with the aid of Norwegian LNG firm