Project Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline

The Fujairah pipeline offers the UAE an alternative shipping route for oil so that it does not have to depend solely on the Straits of Hormuz.
Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP) Project allows transportation of Abu Dhabi's onshore crude from Habshan to facilities in Fujairah, bypassing the Strait of Hormuz.
Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP) Project allows transportation of Abu Dhabi's onshore crude from Habshan to facilities in Fujairah, bypassing the Strait of Hormuz.
The 403-kilometre Fujairah pipeline was built by the China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation, hired by the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Company.

It took five years to complete.

At full capacity, the 225,000 tonnes of steel pipe can move 1.8 million barrels of oil a day from Habshan, in Abu Dhabi's Western Region, to Fujairah.

It gives the UAE an alternative shipping route for oil, instead of using the Strait of Hormuz.

Siemens has been maintaining the pipeline since last month.

The project is also a major boost to Fujairah's economy.

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Published: December 13, 2012 04:00 AM

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