Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Reliance Industries have signed an agreement to join a new world scale chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production facility at TA’ZIZ in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The agreement capitalises on growing demand for these critical industrial raw materials.
The project will be constructed in the TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone, which is a joint venture between ADNOC and ADQ. The agreement continues the momentum of ADNOC’s downstream and industry growth plans in line with ADNOC’s 2030 strategy.
Petrochemical, refining and gas growth projects are currently under construction, with a number of projects also recently completed across the downstream and industry portfolio.
ADNOC is gearing up for growth with TA’ZIZ, the world-scale chemicals production hub and industrial ecosystem based in Ruwais, with investment in excess of AED 18 billion and a number of further growth projects in the downstream and industry sector.
Since 2018, ADNOC has attracted significant foreign direct investment (FDI) from international partners in the downstream business including refining, fertilizers and gas pipelines.
Under the terms of the agreement, TA’ZIZ and Reliance will construct an integrated plant, with capacity to produce 9,40,000 tonne of chlor-alkali, 1.1 million tons of ethylene dichloride and 3,60,000 tonne of PVC annually.
The project will manufacture ethylene dichloride, a key building block for production of PVC in India. Chlor-alkali is used in water treatment and in the manufacture of textiles and metals. Ethylene dichloride is typically used to produce PVC. PVC has a wide range of applications across housing, infrastructure and consumer goods.
The production of these chemicals will create opportunities for local industry to source critical raw materials in the UAE for the first time, creating additional opportunities for in-county value. Ethylene dichloride and PVC have a wide range of applications across housing, infrastructure and consumer goods.
Contracts have been awarded for the first stages of development of the TA’ZIZ site, and work is already underway.
This includes geotechnical and topographical surveys, a marine bathymetric survey and health, safety, and environment impact assessments, which have already been completed.
The surveys will enable civil engineering works to commence, preparing the TA’ZIZ site for construction as well as dredging for an entirely new port facility.
Tenders for the initial design of the seven TA’ZIZ chemicals derivatives projects have been awarded and work is ongoing. Final investment decisions for the projects and awards of related EPC contracts are being targeted for 2022.