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UAE's Dolphin completes gas pipeline

244kilometre pipeline now has a capacity of 1.6billion cubic feet per day

UAE's Dolphin completes gas pipeline
PIPELINE COMPLETED: Abu Dhabi based Dolphin Energy said that it had completed the 244km Taweelah-Fujairah gas pipeline

Abu Dhabi based Dolphin Energy said on Tuesday it had completed the 244 km (151.6 miles) Taweelah-Fujairah gas pipeline, which will provide gas to two power stations in the north of the UAE.

Dolphin, which is 51 percent owned by Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Development Co, 24.5 percent each by France's Total and the Occidental Petroleum Corp, transports gas from Qatar's North Field to the UAE and Oman.

The pipeline now has a capacity of 1.6 billion cubic feet per day, enough to meet the requirements of the company's largest client, the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company (ADWEC), Dolphin said in a statement.

The company did not give details about how much gas the pipeline was currently transmitting, but a Dolphin spokesman told Reuters that gas supply through the pipeline had begun.

ADWEC has built two power stations in the northern emirate of Fujairah, the statement said.

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