Saipem has received a Letter of Award from ADNOC Sour Gas, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, for a new contract related to the Optimum Shah Gas Expansion & Gas Gathering project in the United Arab Emirates. The contract covers the expansion and upgrade of the existing Shah gas plant. The overall value of the contract is around 510 million USD. The Engineering, Procurement, Construction contract includes the engineering, supply of materials, construction and commissioning of additional components, designed to increase the gas treatment daily capacity of the Shah Gas plant by 13%, from the current production capacity of 1.28 to 1.45 billion standard cubic feet per day, representing a cumulative increase to 145% of the original design capacity of the plant. The Shah Gas plant is the largest sour gas plant in the world. Due to a higher sulphur content, the plant requires specific technologies to ensure safety and respect for the environment. The technologies utilized will ensure, moreover, continuity of production even during maintenance work, and minimise downtime.