ADNOC awarded an estimated $80 million pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) contract to joint venture partners Technip Energies, Samsung Engineering and Tecnimont S.p.A. for the development of early engineering and procurement activities at the Hail & Ghasha Gas Development Project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The letter of award for the onshore facilities was announced on Jan. 17 in separate press releases from Technip and Samsung.

Following the FEED phase, the PCSA phase will cover initial detailed engineering and procurement services of critical long lead items, as well as prepare for an open book full project cost estimate for the final investment decision process. As the leader of the joint venture, France’s Technip Energies executed FEED for the entire development of the project.

“Together with our joint venture partners, Samsung Engineering and Tecnimont, we will utilize our global experience on mega project execution and open book estimate conversions to transparently and diligently work with ADNOC and their international concession partners to continually optimize the project and successfully meet their requirements,” said Arnaud Pieton, Technip Energies’ CEO, in the release.

“Furthermore, Technip Energies ambition to engineer a sustainable future is fully aligned with ADNOC’s strategy of decarbonizing their operations while growing their lower carbon energy portfolio as they continue to help meet the world’s energy needs,” added Pieton.

The PCSA contract comes as ADNOC begins accelerating gas expansion as part of its low carbon growth strategy, said Samsung in its press release.

"We are proud and honored to receive these early awards and be involved in one of ADNOC’s flagship megaprojects,” Hong Namkoong, President and CEO of Samsung Engineering said. “Based on our expertise in the UAE market, extensive know-how in gas development projects, as well as our own unique project delivery solution under the ‘AHEAD’ execution model, we, together with our joint venture partners, are confident in executing the project successfully and meeting the expectations of ADNOC and their international concession partners.”