NILU supports the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
NILU and partners are providing the necessary services to achieve a state of the art, professional, air quality monitoring and management system for ADNOC. (See AQMS at www.nilu.no/AQM.)
The SERVICE covers 3 main elements; Pre-FEED, FEED and Bid package for demonstrator. The focus of the conceptual design and FEED specifications will be an integrated Air Quality Monitoring and Management System (AQMS), containing elements that fulfil all the objectives for the SERVICE as specified by ADNOC. The deliverables requested by ADNOC will mostly comprise reports, meetings and workshops, where reports will be the main deliverable for all the various parts of the SERVICE.
Mohammed Al Mehairy, EHS` Division Manager, pointed out to the GULF News, Dubai on 9 August that: `We have to measure and manage air quality on a regular basis to properly manage the effects of ADNOC Group operations on the environment, in view of the potential future development of the economy and industry of Abu Dhabi.`
The Air Quality Monitoring System will be achieved in three phases in which demonstrator projects will be implemented over a period of two years, at Habshan Gas Plant, Umm Al Nar Refinery, and ADNOC-QA data communication network. The main objectives of these systems are to compare actual air quality with air quality forecasts on the basis of the regional and national emission data, as well as to compare them to the air quality objectives, both nationally and regionally.
Other objectives include providing an information and simulation tool to develop and implement an air quality management programme. It is also aimed at creating a model that can clearly show the distribution of the accidental releases of gases.
These will include meteorology and oceanographic stations, air emissions monitoring systems, air quality monitoring stations, mobile monitoring station, data network and databases, among other allied issues. NILU experts have visited the United Arab Emirate of Abu Dhabi several times to identify, report and design the first part of the programme.