The evolution of ADGAS
In the early seventies, and during a visit to an oil production facility, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan noticed the flaring of associated gas into the atmosphere and inquired how this can be stopped. This was the background against which ADGAS was established in 1973 to become the first LNG production company in the whole Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. An agreement was signed to supply LNG and LPG to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The Company started with two production trains and added a third one in 1994 with a total production of over 8 million tons of LNG, LPG, and other products.
For the past four decades, ADGAS has been the regional pioneer in LNG and LPG production and marketing, thanks to the company’s compliance with the best international practices in the fields of industrial reliability and integrity, building on the history and expertise of its shareholders, ADNOC, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., BP and Total.
In acknowledgement of such commitment, ADGAS was awarded the ISO 14001 accreditation in 2004; a certificate that is reconfirmed every 3 years following a thorough audit of ADGAS HSE Management System. The Company’s leading position was further honored when it won the 2008 Dubai Quality Award in the industrial organizations category, in recognition of its excellent business practices and procedures. In the most recent estimate of the company's excellence and performance, ADGAS recently won the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, Gold Category, Oil and Gas Sector 2011-2012
ADGAS strives to sustain its position as a regional leader by developing and promoting strategies that ensure industrial reliability, business efficiency and open communication with its employees, contractors and clients alike. This is coupled with ADGAS long-established role as a responsible corporate citizen within the UAE community. Over the years, the Company has launched scores of social and environmental initiatives that put it at the forefront of social progress and make sustainability an embedded concept in all corporate policies and procedures.
Within this social role, ADGAS believes that one of its vital duties is to recruit, qualify, develop and retain local talents. All sorts of financial and human resources are directed towards this goal. Tens of young recruits join the Company each year, where they are trained, developed and given all possible opportunities to assume future leading roles within the organization.
With its active role in the Offshore Associated Gas (OAG) project (which is already commissioned) and the Integrated Gas Development (IGD) project (now underway), ADGAS widens the scope of its role and mandate to embrace its new vision and mission and participate in Abu Dhabi’s national energy strategy. The two projects aim at meeting Abu Dhabi’s growing needs for natural gas.
Well-positioned as a clean energy producer with a long history of reliability and expertise and a long-established tradition of environment awareness and concern, ADGAS enters the new era with all the prerequisites of sustainable success.
With all this at hand, nothing can stop us short of reaching our goals, and those of our nation