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NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PROJECT
IN THE EMIRATE OF ABU DHABI
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I am very pleased to be able to welcome you to our Adnoc Distribution Natural Gas Network Adoption Package.

This Package has been designed to be an important source of information, for those involved in the planning and construction of new development areas, where piped natural gas will be used.

The Package outlines the appropriate steps to be taken by Developers, Consultants and Contractors. It explains the necessary processes to be followed all the way from initial natural gas network design, though material and contractor selection, up to the construction, commissioning, and handover to Adnoc Distribution for future Operation and Maintenance.

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Throughout that process you can be assured that full technical support and advice is available to you, from in-house experts within Adnoc Distribution.

Adnoc Distribution has been entrusted, by the relevant Authorities, with the responsibility of preparing and promoting standards, specifications and procedures for the safe and efficient use of distributed natural gas, and the production of this Package is an important step in that process.

I hope that you find this Network Adoption Package to be useful in preparing for the design and construction of the natural gas network in your particular project, and I would appreciate any feedback on how useful you have found this document to be.

With Regards,

Majed Khalifa Natural Gas Division Manager Adnoc Distribution

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Section Name
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Package General Scope.
2
Adoption Governing Rules &
Procedures.
Gas Quality Specifications.
A
W/MF/Z9/00020/02/0
Asset Build and Transfer
3
Agreement.
B
Gas Distribution System,
Construction Standards &
Specifications;
Polyethylene Distribution Mains
& Gas Services.
W/MF/Z9/00011/02/0
4
Natural Gas Network Design
Guidelines.
C
Material and Equipment
Standards & Specifications;
Distribution & Utilization.
W/MF/Z9/00025/02/0
Polyethylene Distribution Mains
& Services;
5
Natural Gas Network
Construction Guidelines.
D
Maximum Operating Pressure
(MOP) for PE100 SDR11
W/PS/Z9/00015/02/0
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Contractors Reference List.
E
Gas Distribution System,
Construction Standards &
Specifications;
Construction Site Management
& Traffic Control.
W/PB/Z9/00006/02/0
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Applicable Forms.
F
Gas Distribution System,
Construction Standards &
Specifications;
Site Health, Safety and
Environment.
W/PB/Z9/00005/02/0
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Recommendations on Customer
(Primary) Meter Set Location.
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Contents

1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................... 6 2. DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................ 8 2.1 DEVELOPERíS NATURAL GAS NETWORK 8 2.2 GAS
1.
INTRODUCTION
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6
2.
DEFINITIONS
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2.1
DEVELOPERíS NATURAL GAS NETWORK
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2.2
GAS FEEDER MAIN
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2.3
A CUSTOMER:
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2.4
A CONSUMER:
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2.5
COMMISSIONING
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2.6
TPI
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3.
PROVISIONS BY ADNOC DISTRIBUTION AND THE DEVELOPER
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3.1
PROVISIONS BY ADNOC DISTRIBUTION
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3.2
PROVISIONS BY DEVELOPER
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4.
PACKAGE COMPONENTS
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4.1
PACKAGE GENERAL SCOPE (THIS
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4.2
ADOPTION GOVERNING RULES & HANDOVER
12
4.3
NATURAL GAS NETWORK BUILD AND TRANSFER
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4.4
NATURAL GAS NETWORK DESIGN
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4.5
NATURAL GAS NETWORK CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES
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4.6
CONTRACTORS REFERENCE LIST
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4.7
APPLICATION
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Introduction

Adnoc Distribution is introducing a Natural Gas Distribution Network in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, part of which will supply new residential and commercial development areas. To ensure natural gas can be made as widely available as possible, Adnoc Distribution will build, own and operate the gas networks supplying the new development areas.

It is envisaged that the developer will construct the gas networks within their own development areas to each property for domestic and commercial usage, while Adnoc Distribution will construct the gas infrastructure up to the development sites. On completion of site construction the developer will hand over the Natural Gas Network, within the development areas, to Adnoc Distribution, who would operate and maintain the network thereafter.

• • contractors).
contractors).

Inspection, will be undertaken by Adnoc Distribution (and its appointed

Natural gas may also be used for supplying District Cooling systems which typically are located within many development areas. In this situation Adnoc Distribution may build, own and operate any feeder mains connecting directly to the District Cooling plant/s. In such cases, it is expected that the Developer will provide appropriate pipeline service corridors.

The aim of the Natural Gas Network Adoption Package is to provide the developers of new residential and commercial areas with all supporting information and services. In order to enable them to construct their own gas network to a safety standard which is satisfactory to Adnoc Distribution and the relevant Authorities, and to provided developers with assurances regarding the future handover of the Natural Gas Network to Adnoc Distribution for subsequent Operation & Maintenance.

The Natural Gas Network Adoption Package shall provide for:

The issue of Guidance documents, engineering standards and design details to

the Developers to enable construction of polyethylene mains and services from

the site entrance to each individual customerís property. These mains and

services will be suitable for domestic and commercial gas usage. For feeder

mains supplying district cooling facilities it is likely that steel pipelines maybe

required and these would be built, owned and operated by Adnoc Distribution.

Site technical Assessment and Audits during construction including Third Party

A formal handover procedure on completion of construction to enable Adnoc Distribution to operate and maintain the Natural Gas Network, which by agreement will include gas billing at the primary gas meter for each individual consumer or site meter if applicable.

The installation and maintenance of pipe work and appliances within individual customerís premises will form the basis of a separate agreement between the developer and the customer and will remain the full responsibility of the building owner/developer.

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Adnoc Distribution will provide gas at a competitive tariff to the developers' site and up to the District Cooling plant/s. This tariff will include provision for operation and maintenance activities within the developers' site. It is envisaged the developer will pay for all materials and construction of the Natural Gas Network within the site (excluding District Cooling). Subsequent charges to individual customers will require further financial review and may come under regulatory control.

Following the above, Adnoc Distribution will agree upon the terms of a Gas Sales Agreement with the Developer, Operator, Property Manager, Customer as appropriate, regarding the continued future supply of natural gas to the development.

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The aim of the “Natural Gas Network Adoption Package” is to enable the Developers of new Residential and Commercial areas to construct the natural gas distribution network as part of the overall utility infrastructure, with the support of Adnoc distribution, and subject to Adnoc Distributionís minimum acceptable requirements

Following the construction of the natural gas infrastructure in accordance with Adnoc Distributionís minimum acceptable requirements, Adnoc Distribution shall connect the Developerís Natural Gas Network to Adnoc Distribution Natural Gas Infrastructure and adopt it for future operation and maintenance.

“Natural Gas Network Adoption Package” shall provide guidance documents to new Developers to construct Polyethylene (PE) Mains & Services for natural gas distribution system operating up to 4 bar maximum gas pressure. Higher pressures involving steel pipelines shall be covered in a separate package which could be developed later upon need.

“Natural Gas Network Adoption Package” shall be concerned only with Developersí natural gas network. Adoption of currently existing networks shall be covered in a separate package in which an Integrity Assessment is considered.

“Natural Gas Network Adoption Package” shall remain the copyright of Adnoc Distribution. Neither the whole package nor any part of it may be photocopied or reproduced by any electronic means without a written permission from Adnoc Distribution.

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2.

Definitions

2.1

Developerís Natural Gas Network

The Developerís Natural Gas Network as defined in the Agreement comprises the pipework and associated systems from the Adnoc Distribution Gas infrastructure available at the site entrance (or a location suitable to Adnoc Distribution and the Developer) up to and including the individual Customerís Primary Gas Meter. The above is to be constructed by the Developer.

Gas Feeder Main A Customer: A Consumer: COMMISSIONING
Gas Feeder Main
A Customer:
A Consumer:
COMMISSIONING

Building installations and utilization are not included in the domain of “Natural Gas Network Adoption Package” shall be included in separate package (Gas in Buildings Guidance Package).

Also Installation & Maintenance of the pipework from the Customers primary Gas Meter up to and including appliances within individual customerís premises is outside this Agreement and shall be dealt with under separate agreements between the Developer, his Agent and individual customers.

2.2

Gas Feeder Main as defined in the Agreement is the supply to the Development and may include supplies to Gas Fired District Cooling Plants as constructed by Adnoc Distribution.

2.3

A customer is a property owner, or any person, entity, agency or authority operating under his consent, to whom Adnoc Distribution supplies and sells natural gas or related services.

2.4

A Consumer is any person, entity, agency or authority, to which natural gas is delivered, either directly or indirectly.

2.5

Means all WORKS associated with preparing the system for provisional acceptance.

2.6

TPI

Means Third Party Inspection Services that are to be performed by TPI Inspector for the Project.

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  • 3. Provisions by Adnoc Distribution and the Developer

  • 3.1 Provisions by Adnoc Distribution

3.1.1

Natural Gas Network Design

Adnoc Distribution shall be responsible for the verification of the natural gas network design, gas pressure regimes, pipe sizes, preliminary pipe routes, design materials and generation of construction drawings based on the detailed gas load demands predetermined by the Developer.

Natural Gas Network Construction Guidelines Third Party Inspection [TPI] Purging & Commissioning.
Natural Gas Network Construction Guidelines
Third Party Inspection [TPI]
Purging & Commissioning.

In case the Developer wishes to generate his own design for the network, Adnoc Distribution must approve this design in writing.

In some cases, Adnoc Distribution may require the upsizing of the Developers designed natural gas network to allow for any future expansions beyond the specific Development involved. In such cases, the marginal costs of such upsizing will the subject of separate discussions with Adnoc Distribution.

3.1.2

Adnoc Distribution shall provide the Developer, as part of Natural Gas Network Adoption Package, with the network construction guidelines. These guidelines shall include specifications, standards, and HSE requirements and approved list of contractors and suppliers. Developer shall use these documents to compile his tender package for network construction. All pipe materials and associated fittings shall be provided by The Developer or his Contractor to the above specifications.

3.1.3

Adnoc Distribution shall be responsible for the technical Assessment and Audits onsite and Third Party Inspection/Approval.

3.1.4

Tie-In the NG Network with the Adnoc Distribution NG Infrastructure

Adnoc Distribution shall be responsible for connecting the new constructed network to the Adnoc Distribution national gas infrastructure.

3.1.5

Adnoc Distribution shall be responsible for purging, commissioning and introducing natural gas to the new constructed network

3.1.6

Marketing.

Adnoc Distribution and Developer will cooperate in the Marketing of Natural Gas to Consumers located within the adopted network. The provision of the natural gas infrastructure within properties is the responsibility of the Developer.

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  • 3.1.7 Operation and Maintenance [O&M]

Adnoc Distribution shall be responsible for the future operation and maintenance of the natural gas network.

  • 3.1.8 Gas Billing

Adnoc Distribution will undertake meter reading and gas billing at individual building primary meters, or as otherwise agreed with the Developer.

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  • 3.2 Provisions by Developer

3.2.1 Natural Gas Load Estimation Developer shall supply sufficient current and future data relating to the
3.2.1
Natural Gas Load Estimation
Developer shall supply sufficient current and future data relating to the Development, to
allow the required natural gas load for the development to be satisfactorily estimated. This
will include detailed drawings showing the exact location of customersí properties in an
agreed electronic format. This data shall form the input for the network designers (Adnoc
Distribution) to run network analyses software and undertake the natural gas network
design.
Adnoc Distribution will assist the Developer in the natural gas load estimation process,
provided that the input data used for forecasted gas demand figures, shall remain the
responsibility of the Developer.
3.2.2
Procurement of all Materials.
Developer shall be responsible for the procurement of all materials required to build the
natural gas network in accordance with Adnoc Distribution specifications.
3.2.3
Obtaining all Necessary Permits [NOCís].
Obtaining all permits [NOCís] on network construction from the relevant authorities shall be
the responsibility of the Developer. In obtaining such Permits, the Developer shall provide a
copy of all obtained “NOC’s” to Adnoc Distribution.
3.2.4
Natural Gas Network Construction
Developer shall be responsible for the network construction & Soundness Testing as per the
design and guidelines supplied by Adnoc Distribution and by the authorities.
3.2.5
Provision of Service Corridors and Easements for pipelines to be
provided by Adnoc Distribution.
Where the Natural Gas Supply Pipeline is to be provided by Adnoc Distribution, the
Developer will provide for sufficient Service Corridors and Easements, as may be required
by Adnoc Distribution, in order carry out this work.
3.2.6
Hand over the Natural Gas Network to Adnoc Distribution
Developer shall be responsible for fulfilling all requirements of Adnoc Distribution &
authorities to hand over the constructed gas network in terms of delivering material test
certificates, network test documents, valve records, copy of the No Objection Certifications
(NOCís) and the As-Built network drawings.
3.2.7
Periodic Update of the Natural Gas Demand of the Development

Developer shall be responsible for providing Adnoc Distribution with any changes and/or updates of any data which has previously been used to calculate natural gas demands, pipeline and plant locations, and operating pressures for the adopted gas network.

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  • 4. Package Components

This section describes the main components of the “Natural Gas Network Adoption Package”. These components should supply full support to Natural Gas Network Developers to build their PE natural gas distribution network to an acceptable level of quality, safety and reliability as per Adnoc Distribution requirements.

4.1

Package General Scope (This Document).

This section will describe the general scope for the “Natural Gas Network Adoption Package”, Provisions by Adnoc Distribution and the Developer, in addition to an introduction to the main package components.

Natural Gas Network Design Guidelines. Natural Gas Network Construction Guidelines
Natural Gas Network Design Guidelines.
Natural Gas Network Construction Guidelines

Adoption Governing Rules & Handover Procedures.

Natural Gas Network Build and Transfer Agreement.

4.2

This section will describe the detailed procedure for the Adoption and Handover process in addition to a list of all deliverables from the Developer to Adnoc Distribution.

4.3

Natural Gas Network Build and Transfer Agreement shall be the main Legal and commercial framework of the natural gas network construction and Adoption process.

Signing this agreement by the developer shall confirm his commitment to construct the gas network, as per Adnoc Distribution acceptance requirements and those of the Authorities and also his approval to transfer this asset to Adnoc Distribution at a date as agreed.

Signing this agreement by Adnoc Distribution shall confirm that in case of the Developer has met Adnoc Distributionís minimum acceptance requirements in constructing the gas network; Adnoc Distribution commits to adopt this network in terms of operation and maintenance and further agrees to operate this network as a natural gas supply system, in accordance with its standards terms and Conditions of supply.

4.4

In case that the Developer takeover the responsibility of network design, this section will describe main design basis, parameters and criteria that should be followed by the network designer.

4.5

The Developer shall be responsible for constructing the natural gas network in accordance with Adnoc Distributionís Design, Standards & Specifications. Any agreed changes to design or standards listed below must be confirmed by both parties in writing.

  • 4.5.1 Natural Gas Quality Specifications

  • 4.5.2 Natural Gas Distribution System, Construction Standards & Specifications Polyethylene Distribution Mains & Gas Services

  • 4.5.3 Material and Equipment Standards & Specifications, Natural Gas Distribution & Utilization

  • 4.5.4 Polyethylene Natural gas Distribution Mains & Services, Maximum Operating Pressure (MOP) for PE100 SDR11

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  • 4.5.5 Natural Gas Distribution System, Construction Standards & Specifications Construction Site Management & Traffic Control

  • 4.5.6 Natural Gas Distribution System, Construction Standards & Specifications Site

Health, Safety and Environment

  • 4.5.7 Recommendations on Customer (Primary) Gas Meter Set Location.

4.6

Contractors Reference List

This section gives a current list of Contractors who may provide some guidance to the Developer on Natural gas network Construction. The Developer will need to make his own contractual arrangements and Adnoc Distribution shall NOT be responsible for the performance of any of these contractors.

Application Forms.
Application Forms.

4.7

This section will include the official Application Forms governing the network construction phases.

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1. INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 16 2 ADOPTION PROCESS ................................................................................................ 17 2.1 THE BASIC PROCESS STRUCTURE............................................................................18 2.1.1 UAE
1.
INTRODUCTION
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ADOPTION PROCESS
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2.1
THE BASIC PROCESS STRUCTURE............................................................................18
2.1.1
UAE Laws and Regulations
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2.1.2
Standards & Regulations for Natural Gas Distribution in the Emirate of
Abu Dhabi
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2.1.3
Natural Gas Network Build and Transfer Agreement
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18
2.1.4
Adnoc Distribution / Developer Management
18
2.1.5
Handover of Customers & Network to Adnoc Distribution
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18
2.2
ADOPTION PROCESS FLOW CHART ñ COMMERCIAL PHASE
19
PRE-NETWORK CONSTRUCTION
19
2.2.1
MOU To be Signed Between Adnoc Distribution and the Developer
20
2.2.2
Adoption Package Procedures & “Network Build and Transfer
Agreement” to be signed between Adnoc Distribution and The Developer
20
2.2.3
Terms & Conditions and/or Gas Sales
20
2.3
ADOPTION PROCESS FLOW CHART ñ ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION PHASE ...........
21
NETWORK CONSTRUCTION
21
2.4
ADOPTION PROCESS FLOW CHART ñ PHASE III
23
3
SUBMISSION CONTENT BY THE DEVELOPER
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ADNOC DISTRIBUTION THIRD PARTY INSPECTOR (TPI) ñ SCOPE OF
WORK
25
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FORMS
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5.1.1
Design Risk Assessment
27
5.1.2
Self Lay Enquiry Form (SL/F001)
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27
5.1.3
Self Lay Request & Design Notification Form
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5.1.4
Site Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Audit
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5.1.5
Pneumatic Pressure Test Certificate Form
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1. Introduction

This section describes the flow process by which the Developer and Adnoc Distribution shall follow starting from the early feasibility studies for natural gas supply to the developerís project (or the pre-construction phase) up to natural gas network post- construction phase.

Any deviation agreed between Adnoc Distribution and the Developer from the flow process stated hereafter shall be confirmed in writing as an addendum to the “Network Build and Transfer Agreement”.

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  • 2 Adoption Process

The Structure for the process governing the natural gas network construction and Adoption is as outlined
The Structure for the process governing the natural gas network construction and
Adoption is as outlined below.
UAE
Law
Standards/Regulation for
NG Distribution in Emirate
of Abu Dhabi
Natural Gas Network Build and Transfer
Agreement
Adnoc Distribution / Developer Management Procedures
Handover of Customers & Network to Adnoc Distribution for subsequent Operation
& Maintenance (O&M)
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  • 2.1 The Basic Process Structure.

2.1.1 UAE Laws and Regulations In all cases, UAE applied laws and regulations shall take precedence.
2.1.1
UAE Laws and Regulations
In all cases, UAE applied laws and regulations shall take precedence. In case of any
dispute therefore between UAE applied laws and regulations and other legalizations
governing the network construction and Adoption process, the UAE Laws and
regulations shall prevail.
2.1.2
Standards & Regulations for Natural Gas Distribution in the
Emirate of Abu Dhabi
The Process shall follow Standards & Regulations established for natural gas
distribution in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
2.1.3
Natural Gas Network Build and Transfer Agreement
Network Build and Transfer Agreement shall be the main Legal and commercial
framework of the network construction and Adoption process.
In signing this agreement by the developer shall confirm his commitment to construct
the gas network as per Adnoc Distribution requirements and also his approval to
transfer this asset to Adnoc Distribution under agreed conditions, at a date to be
agreed.
In signing this agreement, Adnoc Distribution shall confirm that where the Developer
has met Adnoc Distributionís acceptance requirements in constructing the gas
network, Adnoc Distribution commits to adopt this network in terms of future
operation and maintenance, and further agrees to operate this network as a natural
gas supply system.
2.1.4
Adnoc Distribution / Developer Management Procedures.
Adnoc Distribution and the Developer shall follow all agreed procedures for
managing Natural Gas network construction and/or the associated Contractor(s)
onsite.
2.1.5
Handover of Customers & Network to Adnoc Distribution.
Adnoc Distribution and the Developer shall follow all agreed procedures for handing
over customers and the natural gas network to Adnoc Distribution for subsequent
Operation and Maintenance activities.

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  • 2.2 Adoption Process Flow chart ñ Commercial Phase

Pre-Network Construction

MOU To be Signed Between Adnoc Distribution and the Developer. Build and Transfer Package Procedures ìNetwork
MOU
To be Signed Between Adnoc
Distribution and the Developer.
Build and Transfer Package
Procedures
ìNetwork Build and Transfer
Agreement”
to be signed between Adnoc
Distribution and The Developer
Terms & Conditions
And/Or
Gas Sales Agreement

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2.2.1

MOU to be signed between Adnoc Distribution and the Developer

In consideration of the mutual cooperation between Adnoc Distribution & the Developer, both Parties will conduct joint feasibility studies ìJFSî to evaluate the natural gas supply to the Developerís project, and based on results from the JFS, the Parties shall determine if it is feasible to enter into Agreements covering the pre-agreed fields on concern.

Adoption Package Procedures & ìNetwork Build and Transfer Agreementî to be signed between Adnoc Distribution and
Adoption Package Procedures & ìNetwork Build and Transfer
Agreementî to be signed between Adnoc Distribution and the
Developer
Under the umbrella of the signed MOU between the Developer and Adnoc
Distribution, the Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) Team shall report to both
company boards the feasibility of constructing a Natural Gas network to the
Developerís Project and shall recommend to proceed for signing a “Network
Build and Transfer Agreement”.
Terms & Conditions and/or Gas Sales Agreement.
In signing the ìNetwork Build and Transfer Agreement”, the Developer shall
recognize
that
Adnoc
Distribution
retains
ultimate
responsibility
for
determining the future terms and conditions for
selling
natural
gas
to
customers
and
consumers.
In some cases, where intermediate companies are involved in re-selling gas
to individual consumers, these intermediate companies may be required to
enter into a “Gas Sales Agreement” with Adnoc Distribution.

2.2.2

2.2.3

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  • 2.3 Adoption Process Flow chart ñ Engineering &

Construction

Network Construction

Developer Submits Design Notification (Form F003) to Adnoc Distribution Showing: MILESTONE NETWORK DESIGN Developer/ Adnoc 1
Developer Submits Design
Notification (Form F003) to
Adnoc Distribution Showing:
MILESTONE
NETWORK DESIGN
Developer/ Adnoc
1
Distribution /
Consultant
• Market Data (Load, Usage. Site
layout).
• Proposed Phasing and
Scheduling of development
• Proposed Network layout.
• Adnoc Distribution to verify
& agree design.

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Adnoc Distribution issue (Form F001) to Developer. MILESTONE DEVELOPER SELF LAY REQUEST 2 To be submitted
Adnoc Distribution issue (Form
F001) to Developer.
MILESTONE
DEVELOPER SELF
LAY REQUEST
2
To be submitted to
Adnoc Distribution.
Developer completes & returns
Form F001 to Adnoc Distribution
showing:
• NG Network contractor Staff
competency
• NG Network contractor
Equipment &Tools
• NG Network Construction
method statement.
• NOCís / Approvals from
Authorities
MILESTONE
3
• Developer shall purchase
required materials as per Adnoc
Distributionís Standards and
Specifications.
• Adnoc Distributionís TPI shall
review material test certificates
and inspect materials on site.
• Adnoc Distributionís TPI Inspect
Material and its storage
conditions.
SITE CONSTRUCTION
MILESTONE
4
By Developer or
approved Contractor.
• Check Competency, risk
assessment method statements
(incl. site specific)
Jointing Procedures
• Check Tools & Equipment.
• Construction Audits by Adnoc
Distribution & TPI (check
jointing and Installation
inspection).
• Testing by Developer and
witnessed by Adnoc Distribution
/ TPI.
TESTING
MILESTONE
• Test Pressurizing Network by
Developer / Contractor.
5
By Developer or
approved Contractor.
• Interim Site Inspection.
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  • 2.4 Adoption Process Flow chart ñ Post Construction

Asset Acceptance MILESTONE Developer will provide Complete Network Handover to Adnoc Distribution with appropriate Documents such
Asset Acceptance
MILESTONE
Developer will provide Complete
Network Handover to Adnoc
Distribution with appropriate
Documents such as:
6
By Adnoc Distribution
• Material test certificates
• Network test documents and
certification verified by TPI.
• Valve records.
• Copy of the No Objection
Certifications (NOCís).
• The As-Built network drawings.
Upon meeting all requirements,
Adnoc Distribution shall issue as
“Asset Acceptance Certificate”
confirming full Build and Transfer
of the constructed network.
Commissioning
• Adnoc Distributionís O & M
Contractor shall Commission up
to customersí primary meter
and Tie-in the network to the
main natural gas infrastructure.
MILESTONE
7
By Adnoc Distributionís
O & M Contractor
• Adnoc Distributionís TPI shall
witness commissioning and
Tie-in works.
*
Asset Acceptance shall be after finishing reinstatement works and directly
before starting commissioning the network on natural gas.
**
Installations, Testing and Commissioning for natural gas piping system from
the outlet of customers primary meter up to the consumerís appliances is the
responsibility of the Developer or the Customer.

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  • 3 Submission Content by the Developer.

Submission Content by the Developer (or any Contractor working on his behalf) shall be as per the following diagram.

SUBMISSION CONTENT Competency: Include details of: Construction: •Main laying technique •reinstatement spec’ •materials handling •pipe jointing
SUBMISSION
CONTENT
Competency:
Include details of:
Construction:
•Main laying technique
•reinstatement spec’
•materials handling
•pipe jointing
•valve installation
•pressure testing
•purging provisions
•risk assessments
•method statements
•Responsible engineer CV
•Design engineer CV
•Supervisor(s) CV
•Team leader(s) CITB certificate
Responsible and design
engineer should be min’
IEng. Supervisor has
GD5 and all have 5 years
relevant experience
Plans:
•1250 scale minimum
• detail route information
•meter, governor, valve
locations
Design:
Materials:
•pipe
•valves and ancillaries
•electrofusion fittings
•nuts, bolts, packings, etc.
•Peak 6 min demand & diversity
•Connection & termination pressure
•Pipe diameter(s)
•Pipe efficiency
•Schematic drawing with lengths
Confirmation of material
specification and
manufacturer
Safety/Quality:
•Safety policy
•ISO 9001 quality statement

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  • 4 Adnoc Distribution Third Party Inspector (TPI) ñ Scope of work.

Prior to transfer of any new or existing gas networks or pipelines the Adnoc TPI CONSULTANT
Prior to transfer of any new or existing gas networks or pipelines the Adnoc
TPI CONSULTANT is expected to technically supervise and audit all design
and construction aspects in order to ensure compliance with Adnoc
Distribution standards and specifications and to verify compliance by issuing
Acceptance Certificates at Milestones.
The TPI CONSULTANT will be responsible for conducting an independent
review and inspection of the Natural Gas Distribution network which will
include but is not limited to the following:
4.1
Review and Verification of Design and Documents
Undertake a design review to ensure that the Contractor complies with the
Adnoc Distributionís design requirements. The purpose of the
engineering design review is to verify the safety and integrity of the design
of work elements with respect to international codes and UAE approved
standards on materials, equipment and site operation. Review of detailed
engineering drawings and calculations prepared by the Contractor
relevant to the structures, systems and equipment.
Review of material specification, method statements, jointing procedures
and inspection plans.
Review of quality control plans, testing and commissioning procedure.
Review of quality assurance and quality control plans and quality
certifications of Contractor and sub-contractors.
Review of proposed Tools & Equipment
Production of report of the findings in regards to review and verification of
design and documents.
Review & verify Developerís Contractor staff competency
4.2
Review and Inspections in Regards to Procurement and
Logistics

Verification of, and compliance to, Adnoc Distributionís Suppliers and Manufacturers Prequalification Approval List.

Ensuring safe and appropriate storage, transportation, handling and installation of material at site.

Inspection of all materials, equipment and goods received at site and verification of test certificates such as a label.

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Inspection of the manufacturerís factory production controls. Witnessing of manufacturing processes and inspecting and audit testing materials, equipments and goods in the manufacturers premises where certification such as label is not available.

Verification of the condition of the material, equipment and goods at site prior to their use in the DEVELOPMENT.

4.3 TPI During the Execution of the DEVELOPMENT • Verifying that necessary authority approvals for design
4.3
TPI During the Execution of the DEVELOPMENT
Verifying that necessary authority approvals for design and construction
(including NOCís) have been obtained.
Verifying adherence to approved drawings and construction practices
method statements.
• Inspection and approval of Contractorís on site construction practices
including welding, pipe jointing, trench dimensions and line, marker tapes
and posts, tools & equipment
Verifying
implementation
of
local authoritiesí instructions and
requirements.
Verifying quality assurance and quality control plans are adhered to during
execution in accordance with ISO 9000 Series, Specifications and related
International standards.
Attending weekly quality, HSE and project management site meetings as
required.
Production of monthly reports on TPI Consultantís activities and findings
for Adnoc Distributionís review.
4.4
Testing and Commissioning
Verifying test certificates for testing instruments/equipment.
Review of method statements for testing and commissioning.
Witnessing testing and commissioning.
Issuing provisional acceptance certificate.
Endorsement
of
test
and
commissioning
reports
prepared by the
Contractor.
Review and Verification of ìas-builtî documentation and certification of
ìas-builtî drawings.
Recommend an issuance of Final Acceptance Certificates in conjunction
with the COMPANY and relevant authorities where applicable.
• Preparation of the testing and commissioning report for Adnoc

Distributionís review.

The TPI will implement a procedure of handover of the network to be adopted by Adnoc Distribution, to include all necessary documentation clearly referenced, in paper and scanned formats, for COMPANY approval. TPI will

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provide Adnoc Distribution with a report with recommendations for Adoption. The commissioning of the network will be witnessed and verified by the TPI CONSULTANT and handed over to Adnoc Distribution.

5

Forms.

All forms covering the Network Adoption Process are included in [Section 9] of the ìNetwork Adoption Packageî, below is a list of these forms.

5.1 Design Risk Assessment Form. 5.2 Self Lay Enquiry Form (SL/F001). 5.3 Self Lay Request &
5.1
Design Risk Assessment Form.
5.2
Self Lay Enquiry Form (SL/F001).
5.3
Self Lay Request & Design Notification Form (SL/F003).
5.4
Site Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Audit Form.
5.5
Pneumatic Pressure Test Certificate Form.

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SECTION 3
SECTION 3

BUILD AND TRANSFER

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AGREEMENT

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This BUILD AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT, dated as of [ ìAgreement"), ] (the Between [ ], [
This BUILD AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT, dated as of [
ìAgreement"),
]
(the
Between
[
], [
], (the "Developer"),
AND
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution, a company duly incorporated in
accordance with the laws of the U.A.E. having its office at P.O. Box 4188, Abu Dhabi,
U.A.E (the " ADNOC-Distribution").
Whereas
1.
ADNOC-Distribution wishes to extend its natural gas supply pipeline for the
supply of natural gas within [
](ìLocationî).
2.
The Developer has agreed to co-operate with ADNOC-Distribution to
construct the Natural Gas Distribution Network on the terms and conditions
set out hereunder in this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
1 DEFINITIONS
The following terms shall have the meaning provided hereunder unless otherwise
expressly defined otherwise:
2.1.
Adnoc
Distribution
means
Abu
Dhabi National Oil Company for
Distribution.
2.2.
Developer shall mean [ Developers name ]
2.3.
Operating Parameters shall mean the natural gas demands for the
ìProjectî that shall be supplied by the ìNatural Gas Distribution Networkî as
are described in Schedule [1] and mainly describes load profile and
distribution (hourly peak load & average daily load).
2.4.
Standards and Specifications shall mean the documents listed in
Schedule [2] of this Agreement and related to Standards & Specifications
for the construction of Natural Gas Distribution Network and these
documents form an integral part of this Agreement.

2.5.

2.6.

2.7.

Term shall mean [20] years from the date of this Agreement.

Project shall mean the new development project constructed and owned by The Developer.

Location shall mean the actual geographic area of the ìProjectî to which this Agreement refers.

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  • 2.8. Natural Gas Supply Pipeline means the all natural gas pipelines and associated plant, owned by Adnoc Distribution, and provided for the purpose of supplying natural gas to the ìLocationî.

  • 2.9. Natural Gas Distribution Network shall include all natural gas HDPE Pipelines and associated facilities, provided by the developer, which provides the means of transporting natural gas between the ìNatural Gas Supply Pipelineî and the ìCustomerî

2.10. Transfer Point shall mean the actual location at which the ìNatural Gas Supply Pipelineî constructed
2.10.
Transfer Point shall mean the actual location at which the ìNatural Gas
Supply Pipelineî constructed by ADNOC-Distribution, will be connected to
the ìNatural Gas Distribution Networkî constructed by the Developer.
2.11.
Cooperation period means the period from the signing this Agreement up
to the ìActual Transfer Dateî.
2.12.
Target Transfer Date shall mean in specific [ / /20Ö] the date
proposed and agreed by both Parties for the acquisition of the ìNatural Gas
Distribution Networkî by ADNOC-Distribution.
2.13.
Actual Transfer Date shall mean the actual date for starting the
ìCommissioningî works on Natural Gas and acquiring the ìNatural Gas
Distribution Networkî by ADNOC-Distribution.
2.14.
Gas-on Date shall mean the effective date at which natural gas is made
available for use by ìCustomersî at the ìNatural Gas Distribution Network
îand shall not be more than (
transfer Dateî.
) weeks from the ìActual
2.15.
Customer shall mean the property owner, or any person, entity, agency or
authority operating under his consent, to which Adnoc Distribution supplies
and sells natural gas or related services.
2.16.
Consumer shall mean any person, entity, agency or authority, to which
natural gas is delivered, either directly or indirectly.
2.17.
Commissioning shall mean all preparation works including and/or
associated with introducing natural gas to the ìNatural Gas Distribution
Networkî.
2.18.
TPI shall mean Third Party Inspection Services that are to be performed by
TPI Inspector working on behalf of Adnoc Distribution.

2.19.

ADNOC-Distributionís Technical Acceptance shall mean conformity of the constructed Natural Gas Distribution network to ìStandards and Specificationî in Addition to technical acceptance of Adnoc Distributionís TPI, Adnoc Distributionís Construction Engineer on site and any other related authority concerned with natural gas infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (NOCís Authorities).

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2.20.

LPG means Liquefied Petroleum Gas, which could be utilized on temporary basis during the ìCooperation Periodî until natural gas is available to ìCustomersî.

2.

SCOPE OF THE AGREEMENT

2.21.

Within [

] days of the execution of this Agreement the Developer

shall provide ADNOC-Distribution with written details of the proposed Natural Gas Network Construction plan and the detailed lay-out of the Location to be developed by the Developer.

ADNOC-Distribution shall review the Natural Gas Network Construction plan and the associated documents delivered to it by the Developer and submit to the developer a list of recommendations and guidelines that should be followed by the Developer during the network construction in order to meet ADNOC-Distributionís technical acceptance requirements, and these shall form an integral part of this Agreement.

In the event that ADNOC-Distribution is satisfied about Natural Gas Network Construction plan documents that submitted to it by the Developer, ADNOC-Distribution shall then furnish the Developer with a ìSelf Lay Approval Noteî which clearly authorize the Developer for constructing a natural gas distribution network that may be further on form a part of natural gas infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

From the date of this Agreement until the Actual Transfer Date, the Developer shall, directly and/or indirectly, own and be responsible for securing the Natural Gas Distribution Network and all its associated parts (pipes, valves, sockets, fixtures, fittings Ö etc) and equipment on the Location of the Project.

In case of meeting ADNOC-Distribution Technical Acceptance

requirements, on the Actual Transfer Date the ownership of the Natural

Gas Distribution Network shall be transferred by the Developer to ADNOC-

Distribution. CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIPLINE NETWORK
Distribution.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIPLINE NETWORK

2.22.

2.23.

2.4.

2.4

3.

3.1

The Developer shall be responsible for the design, construction, equipping,

completion, and testing of the Natural Gas Distribution Network in

accordance with ADNOC-Distributionís Technical Acceptance requirements.

3.2

In pursuance of its obligations under Clause 3.1 the Developer shall have full right to:

  • (i) call for tenders and award contracts with or without tender;

(ii) arrange for the preparation of detailed designs for the Natural Gas Distribution Network and arrange to have such designs approved by ADNOC-Distribution,

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(iii)

appoint and discharge consultants and professional advisers;

(iv)

appoint, organize and direct staff;

(v)

enter into contracts for the supply of materials and services, including contracts; and

(vi) do all other things necessary or desirable for the completion of the construction of the
(vi) do all other things necessary or desirable for the completion of the
construction of the Natural Gas Distribution Network in accordance
with ADNOC-Distribution Technical Acceptance requirements by the
Target Transfer Date.
3.4
ADNOC-Distribution and/or TPI shall have the complete right to monitor the
progress and quality of the construction and installation work and for this
purpose the Developer shall:
(i)
Ensure that ADNOC-Distribution and any experts appointed by ADNOC-
Distribution in connection with the scope of this Agreement are afforded
access to the Location at all reasonable times.
(ii)
make available for
inspection on
site
copies of
all plans, designs;
material test certificates, NOCís, and labor competency qualification
documents.
(iii) within [ ] months before the Actual Transfer Date supply ADNOC-
Distribution with one set of reproducible copies and five sets of white
print copies (or equivalent) of all "as built" plans, designs; material test
certificates, and NOCís.
3.5
The Developer:
(i)
Shall diligently undertake the design, construction, inspection and any
necessary pre-commissioning works associated with the Natural Gas
Distribution Network, in accordance with the technical requirements of
Adnoc Distribution.
(ii)
shall, ensure that any related works undertaken by its designers,
specifiers, contractors or consultants are in accordance with the
requirements of Adnoc Distribution.

(iii) Shall, subject to the other provisions of this Agreement, be solely responsible for the accuracy of any data provided, related to material test certificates, labor competency information, site risk assessments, design and ìAs Builtî drawings.

  • 4. STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS

4.1

The Natural Gas Distribution Network shall be designed, constructed and tested by the Developer in accordance with the Specifications and Standards

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listed in Schedule [2]. The Developer shall apply the most updated versions of the Specifications and Standards submitted to him by ADNOC-Distribution.

4.2

Following the Gas-on Date, the Natural Gas Distribution Network shall be capable of operating and supplying natural gas to Customers as per the Operating Parameters set out in the Schedule [1].

  • 5. CONSTRUCTION TIMETABLE

5.1

The Parties shall work together in order to endeavor to achieve the agreed Gas-on Date stated this Agreement.

Upon substantial completion of the construction of Natural Gas Distribution Network, the Developer shall in writing inform ADNOC-Distribution that the Natural Gas Distribution Network is ready for testing at least Two weeks in Advance.

TESTING the Developer.
TESTING
the Developer.

5.2

6

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.3.1

6.3.2

ADNOC-Distribution shall determine the procedures, standards, protective settings and a program for the testing of the Natural Gas Distribution Network in accordance with Schedule [2] of this Agreement.

The Developer (or contractor working on his behalf) shall perform the network soundness testing in accordance with ADNOC-Distributionís Natural Gas Network test procedures as stated in above item [6.1], any deviation from that shall result in rejecting and/or repeating the Network Soundness Testing.

Upon the completion of the network soundness testing ADNOC-Distribution shall certify whether or not the Natural Gas Distribution Network has satisfied such test and shall provide the Developer a copy of the test certificate.

If the Natural Gas Distribution Network is certified by ADNOC-Distribution as

being acceptable and reinstatement works completed, then ADNOC-

Distribution and the Developer shall agree on commissioning and the Actual

Transfer Date on which ADNOC-Distribution would take-over the

responsibility of Natural Gas Distribution Network. During the time from the

date of the successful completion of the testing until the Actual Transfer Date,

securing and protecting the certified Network shall remain the responsibility of

If the Natural Gas Distribution Network, in the opinion of ADNOC-Distribution (or any TPI working on its behalf) fails to successfully complete the tests, then ADNOC-Distribution shall direct the Developer to rectify the faults within a pre-determined time period and the Natural Gas Distribution Network shall be retested again by The Developer.

  • 6.4 For avoidance of doubt Both Parties agree and accept that if the Co-operation Period can extends beyond the Actual Transfer Date if required.

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7.2

7.3

It shall be a condition precedent to this Agreement that the following are supplied by the Developer to ADNOC-Distribution, each in form and substance satisfactory to ADNOC-Distribution:

Copies of the Commercial registration documents of the Developer

Evidence (Concession Statement or Decree) that the legal and beneficial interest in the Project Location referred to in this Agreement vests with the Developer and that the Developer has the right to transfer ownership in the Natural Gas Distribution Network to ADNOC-Distribution.

8 OPERATION OF THE NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK ON LPG 8.1 The Developer shall have the
8
OPERATION OF THE NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK ON LPG
8.1
The Developer shall have the right to utilize the Natural Gas Distribution
Network on LPG only during the Cooperation Period, and shall, at its own
cost, be responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and repair
of the Natural Gas Distribution Network during the Co-operation Period and
shall use its best endeavors to ensure that the Natural Gas Distribution
Network shall be in good operating condition when commissioned on Natural
Gas and capable of transmission of natural gas in a safe and stable manner
within the Operating Parameters.
8.2
In pursuance of its obligations under Clause 8.1 the Developer shall have full
right to:
(i)
enter into contracts for the supply of LPG, materials and services,
including, separate contracts with ADNOC-Distribution;
(ii) appoint and remove consultants and professional advisers;
(iii)
purchase replacement equipment;
(iv)
appoint, organize and direct staff, manage and supervise the Natural
Gas Distribution Network;
(v)
establish and maintain regular inspection, maintenance and overhaul
procedures; and
(vi)
do all other things necessary or desirable for the running of the
Natural Gas Distribution Network within the Operating Parameters.
8.3
ADNOC-Distribution and the Developer shall, from time to time, meet and
discuss and agree safety guidelines for the operation of the Natural Gas
Distribution Network within the Operating Parameters and following The
Actual Transfer Date Adnoc-Distribution shall operate the Natural Gas
Distribution Network within such safety guidelines.

8.4

Until Natural Gas is available, Adnoc-Distribution may decide to operate the Natural Gas Distribution Network on LPG/AIR mixture in accordance with all Safety, environmental and other local laws and regulations in force as at the date of this Agreement and shall comply with any changes in such laws and regulations.

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  • 8.5 Upon the completion of the Co-operation period, the Developer shall subject to the provisions of clause 6, arrange for the re-testing of the Natural Gas Distribution Network. Whereupon subject to the provisions of clause 6.3 ADNOC-Distribution shall take over the Pipeline.

9

INSURANCE

  • 9.1 The Developer shall be responsible for generating the necessary insurance certificates which covers the Natural Gas Distribution Network and all its related facilities against any Damage, Fire, Ö etc and keeping these certificates valid until the Actual Transfer Date.

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP as may be necessary for the Ownership Transfer contemplated. LIABILITY In the event
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
as may be necessary for the Ownership Transfer contemplated.
LIABILITY
In the event that, in breach of

10

10.1

10.2

10.3

10.4

10.5

11

11.1

withhold the supply of Natural Gas,

at

any point

up

to

and

On the Actual Transfer Date the Developer shall transfer to ADNOC- Distribution, free from any lien or encumbrance, all its right, title and interest the Natural Gas Distribution Network (including all related facilities and special tools) and all improvements comprising the Natural Gas Distribution Network.

[30] days prior to the Transfer Date, ADNOC-Distribution and the Developer shall meet and agree on the inventories involved, the mechanics, and the deliverables of transfer and security arrangements.

To confirm the completion of the transfer of the ownership of the Natural Gas Distribution Network ADNOC-Distribution shall deliver an acceptance certificate to the Developer.

The warranties provided to the Developer on the Natural Gas Distribution Network shall continue to survive after the Transfer of Ownership.

The Developer shall be responsible for all costs and expenses (including legal

fees and taxes or duties) incurred in connection with the transfer referred to in

this Clause 10 and shall at its own cost obtain or effect all governmental and

other approvals, licenses, registrations and filings and take such other action

its obligations by the Developer [ADNOC-

Distribution shall, without acceptance of risk or liability, retain the right to

including the

ìTransfer Pointî, until such actions are taken by the Developer to fulfill his

11.2

obligations. ].

The Developer shall indemnify and hold ADNOC-Distribution, its officers and employees harmless against any claims of any person who directly or indirectly suffer any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with this Agreement and/or the design, construction, equipping, testing, commissioning and/or operation of the Natural Gas Distribution Network

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TERM; TERMINATION

12.1

Unless earlier terminated as provided in this Agreement, the term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue until the expiration of the Term of the Agreement (or any renewals thereof) or the termination of the Agreement, whichever of the two occurs earlier.

12.2

ADNOC-Distribution may terminate this Agreement immediately for cause if the Developer becomes insolvent, or is unable to pay its debts as due, or enters into or files a petition, arrangement, action or other similar proceeding or has a trustee, receiver or liquidator appointed for all or a substantial part of its assets or has filed or commenced against it a proceeding that is not dismissed within ninety (90) days after such filing or commencement.

If at any time during the term of this Agreement, the Developer materially breaches any obligation hereunder, and such breach shall not be cured within thirty (30) days after written notice from ADNOC-Distribution to the Developer specifying the nature of the breach, ADNOC-Distribution may, at its option terminate the Agreement.

If ADNOC-Distribution terminates this Agreement in whole or in part pursuant to this clause 12, ADNOC-Distribution will not be obligated to reimburse the Developer or any agent or subcontractor of the Developer any fees or expenses incurred by the Developer as a consequence of the performance of its obligations contained in this Agreement.

Neither Party may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement unless agreed upon in writing by the other Party.

ASSIGNMENT OF AGREEMENT AND BINDING EFFECT SEVERABILITY not been contained herein.
ASSIGNMENT OF AGREEMENT AND BINDING EFFECT
SEVERABILITY
not been contained herein.

12.3

12.4

13

13.1

14

14.1

15

NOTIFICATIONS

The provisions of this Agreement shall be severable, and if any provision of

this Agreement is held or declared to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable,

such illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability will not affect any other provision

hereof and the remainder of this Agreement, disregarding such invalid

portion, will continue in full force and effect as though such void provision had

15.1

15.2

All notices arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, its breach or termination shall be in writing, in English, and may validly be served upon or delivered to the Parties at their respective addresses set out in this Clause.

For purposes of this Agreement, the Parties respective addresses shall be:

ADNOC-Distribution

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company For Distribution

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Natural Gas Division, Al-Salam Street, 10 th Floor P.O. Box 4188 ñ Abu Dhabi United Arab Of Emirates. Fax : 02 / 6722244 Tel.: 02 / 6771300

The Developer

Address

[ÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖ.]

Fax No.: [ÖÖÖÖÖÖ.] Tel No: [ÖÖÖÖÖÖ.] P.O. Box [ÖÖÖÖÖÖ.] 15.3 Any alteration / change to such
Fax No.:
[ÖÖÖÖÖÖ.]
Tel No:
[ÖÖÖÖÖÖ.]
P.O. Box
[ÖÖÖÖÖÖ.]
15.3
Any alteration / change to such address by either Party, it should notify the
other Party in writing immediately by the time of occurrence of such change.
15.4
Any notice given in terms of this Agreement shall be in writing and shall:
15.4.1
if delivered by hand be deemed to have been duly received by the
addressee on the date of delivery;
15.4.2
if posted by prepaid registered post be deemed to have been received
by the addressee on the 8th (eight) day following the date of such
posting;
15.4.3
if transmitted by facsimile be deemed to have been received by the
addressee on the day following the date of dispatch;
Unless the contrary is proved.
15.5
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained or implied in this
Agreement, a written notice or communication actually received by one of the
Parties from another including by way of facsimile transmission shall be
adequate written notice or communication to such Party.
16
Force Majeure
16.1
Failure by any Party to observe the terms of this Agreement arising from
causes beyond its reasonable control shall not be deemed to be a breach of
this Agreement which shall continue in force until the circumstances
preventing performance in terms of this Agreement have ceased, provided
that the period of non-performance does not exceed 3 (three) consecutive
months. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing the following are
deemed to be causes outside the reasonable control of either Party namely,
war or civil unrest, earthquake, lightning, storm, hurricane, failure of public
services, and the like.

16.2

If any such period of non-performance as contemplated in Clause 16.1, should last for more than 3 (three) consecutive months, either Party may elect to terminate this Agreement immediately upon giving written notice thereof to the other Party, in which event neither Party shall be liable, to the other for compensation of any kind in respect of a failure to perform in terms of this

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17

Modification

This Agreement may not be changed, modified or amended in any manner except by an instrument in writing signed by Both Parties.

18

Governing Law

The Agreement and any and all claims and disputes arising out of or in connection with or related to the relationships and arrangements between the Parties described in the Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Arab Emirates and the Parties agree to submit their disputes to the courts of Abu Dhabi.

Publicity
Publicity

19

Neither Party shall, without the prior written consent of the other Party, in any manner

whatsoever disclose, announce, advertise or publish the terms of this Agreement, except for disclosure to governmental agencies as required by those agencies. Either Party may disclose the fact that the parties have entered into this Agreement, provided that neither Party shall use any trademark, service mark or logo of the other Party without the other Partyís express prior written consent.

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SCHEDULE [1]

OPERATING PARAMETERS

(Listed hereunder are mere guidelines-the final list of operating parameters is to be prepared by Adnoc-Distribution and The Developer)

  • I. The Site

The Site is located at as shown in figure 1 attached II. Natural Gas Applications and
The Site is located at
as shown in figure 1 attached
II.
Natural Gas Applications and Load Profile
Peak Load
Average Load
NG Application
Scm/hr
Scm/day
Comments /
Recommendations
Residential Cooking
Water Heating
District Cooling
Commercial Loads
NGV
Power generation
Others [Specify]
TOTAL
III.
Natural Gas Load Growth Profile
Peak Load
Average Load
NG Application
Scm/hr
Scm/day
Comments /
Recommendations
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
IV.
Network Design Criteria
1.
Maximum Operating Pressure
[
] bar.
2.
Minimum Operating Pressure
[
] bar.
3.
Network Test Pressure
[
] bar.

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SCHEDULE [2]

STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS

1. Natural Gas Network Design Guidelines. As the Developer shall takeover the responsibility of network design,
1.
Natural Gas Network Design Guidelines.
As the Developer shall takeover the responsibility of network design, this section will
describe main design basis, parameters and criteria that should be followed by the
network designer.
2.
Natural Gas Network Construction Guidelines
The Developer shall be responsible for constructing the natural gas network in
accordance with Adnoc Distributionís Design, Standards & Specifications. Any
agreed changes to design or standards listed below must be confirmed by both
parties in writing.
Gas Quality Specifications.
A
W/MF/Z9/00020/01/0
B
Gas Distribution System, Construction Standards &
Specifications;
Polyethylene Distribution Mains & Gas Services.
W/MF/Z9/00011/02/0
Material and Equipment Standards & Specifications;
C
W/MF/Z9/00025/02/0
Polyethylene Distribution Mains & Services;
Maximum Operating Pressure (MOP) for PE100
D
SDR11
W/PS/Z9/00015/01/0
E
Gas Distribution System, Construction Standards &
Specifications;
Construction Site Management & Traffic Control.
W/PB/Z9/00006/02/0
F
Gas Distribution System, Construction Standards &
Specifications;
Site Health, Safety and Environment.
W/PB/Z9/00005/02/0
G
Recommendations on Customer (Primary) Meter
Set Location.
W/MF/Z9/00021/02/0
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. PROJECT DESCRIPTION 43 ..................................................................................... 2. SCOPE .................................................................................................................. 43 3. OBJECTIVE 43 ........................................................................................................... 4. DEFINITIONS ........................................................................................................
1.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION 43 .....................................................................................
2.
SCOPE
..................................................................................................................
43
3.
OBJECTIVE 43 ...........................................................................................................
4.
DEFINITIONS
........................................................................................................
44
5.
DESIGN PRINCIPLES 48 ...........................................................................................
6.
DESIGN CRITERIA
48
7.
DESIGN STANDARDS
49
8.
DESIGN PARAMETERS
50
8.1
TYPICAL GAS SUPPLY QUALITY..........................................................................50
8.2
NATURAL GAS SPECIFICATION FOR NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION ........................
51
9.
DISTRIBUTION MAINS (MOP UP TO 4 BAR) 52 .......................................................
9.1
DESIGN STANDARDS
52
9.2
DESIGN CRITERIA
52
9.2.1
Feeder Mains
...........................................................................................
53
9.2.2
Sector Mains
............................................................................................
53
9.2.3
Mains Valves
............................................................................................
53
9.3
DESIGN PARAMETERS
54
10.
GAS SERVICES DESIGN BASIS
54
10.1
DESIGN STANDARDS......................................................................................54
10.2
DESIGN CRITERIA
54
10.3
DESIGN PARAMETERS
55
11.
CUSTOMER (PRIMARY) METER INSTALLATIONS 56 .........................................
11.1
DESIGN STANDARDS......................................................................................56
11.2
DESIGN CRITERIA
56
11.3
DESIGN PARAMETERS
57

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1

Project Description

The information contained in this document is to assist Developer (or any FEED Contractor working on his behalf) when undertaking the design of natural gas distribution system as a part of the infrastructure of his designated Project.

The Natural Gas Distribution System will deliver natural gas from the Adnoc Distribution infrastructure to consumer
The Natural Gas Distribution System will deliver natural gas from the Adnoc
Distribution infrastructure to consumer Primary Meter. Through development of the
distribution system, natural gas will be made available to the Residential and
Commercial applications
2 Scope
The Developer is undertaking the design and construction of natural gas distribution
systems within the supply areas in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi which include:
Distribution Pipelines
Distribution Mains (MOP up to 4 bar)
• Gas Services
The scope of the DBM is the design of Developerís natural gas distribution systems
within the gas supply areas.
3. Objective
The Natural gas Network Design Guidelines (also referred as Design Basis
Memorandum ñ DBM) forms a part of a suite of technical documents and provides a
platform for:
Engineering instructions
Management procedures
Work Procedures
Method statements
Minimum functional specifications
• Material specifications

The objective of the Design Basis Memorandum (DBM) is to define the basis for the design of natural gas distribution system.

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4. Definitions

The document makes use of the terms should, shall and must as follows:

a) The term ìshouldî identifies a requirement which, it is intended, will be complied with unless,
a)
The term ìshouldî identifies a requirement which, it is intended, will be complied
with unless, after prior consideration by a competent person, deviation is considered
to be acceptable
b)
The term ìshallî identifies a requirement which, it is intended, will be complied with
in full and without deviation.
c)
The term ìmustî identifies a requirement by law.
Other definitions applied within this and other related Adnoc Distribution documents
are provided below:
Consumer
Any external entity, agency or authority to whom Adnoc Distribution delivers natural
gas, either directly or indirectly.
Consumer (Secondary) Meter Installation
A gas utilization entity that measures
consumer.
the volume of
natural gas
delivered to a
Customer
Any external entity, agency or authority to whom Adnoc Distribution sells natural gas.
Customer Installation Pipework
A gas utilization component downstream of the Customer Meter Installation.
Customer (Primary) Meter Installation
A gas utilization facility that measures the volume of natural gas delivered to a
customer. A customer meter installation may also filter the gas and/or reduce the
pressure of natural gas to the customerís contracted delivery pressure.
Delivery Pressure
The pressure at which natural gas is to be delivered to a customer at the inlet to the
utilization piping.
Design Criteria
Design Criteria are established, but usually unquantifiable, inputs that must be
applied in the design process to adhere to the philosophy.

Design Parameters

Design Parameters are quantifiable inputs that must design.

be used

in

a

completing a

Distribution Main (MOP up to 4 bar)

A gas distribution facility consisting of pipe and other components, that normally consists of polyethylene, used for natural gas distribution at operating pressures 4 bar.

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Distribution Network

Interconnected group of pipes that are part of the distribution system

Distribution Pipeline (MOP less than or equal to 16 bar but exceeding 4 bar)

A gas distribution facility consisting of steel pipe and other components.

Diversified Load

The ratio of the maximum potential demand, typically hourly, to the maximum actual demand.

Dropper Pipework that is part of the gas utilization system. The flow of natural gas through
Dropper
Pipework that is part of the gas utilization system. The flow of natural gas through a
dropper is vertically downward.
Emergency Control Valve (ECV)
A valve that
is
part
of
the gas distribution system.
An ECV
is
utilized
in
an
emergency to shut off the supply of gas and, for this project, shall also be deemed to
be the customer meter control valve immediately prior to the inlet of the customer
meter installation.
Emergency Isolation Valve (EIV)
A valve that is part of a gas utilization system an EIV is to be used to isolate a section
of pipework such as a lateral or an entire area of a building.
Gas Distribution System
A network consisting of pressure regulating stations, distribution pipelines,
distribution mains and gas services that distributes natural gas from the gas supply
system gas to the gas utilization systems.
Gas Service
A gas distribution facility consisting of pipe and other components. A service is
comprised of PE materials. It transports natural gas between a pipeline or main and
a customer meter installation. Gas services will consist of both below and above
ground components.
Gas Supply System
A network consisting of high pressure pipelines, manifolds and gas treatment, Gas
Supply Systems transport natural gas to the Gas Distribution System(s).
Gas Supply Area
For the purposes of operational responsibility, the gas supply area is the geographic
area that extends 100m beyond any natural gas facility that is part of an Adnoc
Distribution natural gas distribution system.

Gas Utilization Systems

A small network consisting of customer meter installations, installation pipework, consumer meter installations and utilization equipment Gas Utilization Systems carry natural gas from the Gas Distribution System to the utilization equipment for consumption.

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Maximum Incidental Pressure (MIP)

The maximum pressure to which the system may be subjected under abnormal conditions.

Maximum Operating Pressure (MOP)

The maximum

pressure to which the system

may be subjected under

normal

conditions.

Natural Gas System

The combined gas supply, distribution and utilization systems that process, transport, measure, distribute and deliver natural gas for consumption.

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Natural Gas Quality

The chemical composition of the gas supplied to the gas distribution system.

Plot

A finite amount of property/land used for commercial, industrial or residential purposes. Plots may belong to or be controlled by a specific individual, entity or authority. Plots may be vacant areas but may also be occupied by buildings, facilities or equipment. Buildings are typically located fully within plots but in some circumstances do extend beyond plot boundaries.

Polyethylene (PE)

For the purpose of this project, PE100 SDR 11 or PEX SDR 11.

Primary Pressure Regulating Station (PPRS)

A facility that regulates the pressure of natural gas received from a gas supply system prior to the gas entering the distribution system. A PPRS incorporates an odorization system and, where required, H 2 S removal and gas pre-heating. Depending on the distribution network configuration, a PPRS may be connected to a distribution pipeline or to a distribution main.

Riser

Pipework that is part of either a gas service or the gas utilization system. The flow of natural gas through a riser is vertically upward.

Secondary Pressure Regulating Station (SPRS)

A facility that regulates the pressure of natural gas received from a distribution pipeline prior to the gas entering a distribution main.

Sector

A discreet geographical area within the gas supply area.

Service Isolation Valve

A valve inserted in a service for shutting off the supply of gas.

Strategic Valve

A gas distribution device that allows isolation in the event of damage and permits the safe operation of the system for maintenance purposes.

Supplier

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Any entity, agency or authority that supplies natural gas to Adnoc Distribution Natural Gas Division (ADNGD).

System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

System for the acquisition and transfer of real time operating and/or metering data via telemetry links between stations and a central control facility. Such systems may provide for remote control of facility components.

Total Connected Load

The sum

of the maximum actual loads, typically hourly, that are connected to a

system.

Transmission Pipeline

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Under Pressure Shut Off (UPSO)

A gas transportation facility consisting of steel pipe and other components which are part of a gas supply system and are used for natural gas transportation at operating pressures exceeding 16 bar.

Shuts off the gas flow should the inlet working pressure be interrupted or a

malfunction cause the regulator to fully open (low pressure). The UPSO will also operate if the maximum capacity is exceeded.

Overpressure Shut Off (OPSO)

Senses the pressure downstream of the regulator but isolates the line pressure of the regulator should the pressure exceed a set value.

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  • 5 Design Principles

The key design principles that shall be adhered to are:

In all matters, the overriding goal is safety

 

Adoption

of

the

best

international

practices

utilizing

appropriate

modern

technology. In addition the design principles shall include:

Achievement of a financially viable investment. operational stand points. purposes. Design Criteria
Achievement of a financially viable investment.
operational stand points.
purposes.
Design Criteria

These principles shall be achieved by:

6

Protection of customers, public, property and environment from injury, damage or harm.

Assurance of a safe, reliable, effective, efficient and secure supply of natural gas to consumers.

Making provisions to reasonably mitigate the risk and consequences of system failure, naturally occurring hazards or third party interference. Optimizing the use of the entire natural gas system during its operating life cycle. Ensuring that any design is appropriate to serve current demands yet is flexible enough to serve markets which are identified as being available during the design period.

Ensuring that the scope of impact of failure of one or more components on the gas supply to consumers can be controlled and localized.

Minimizing the complexity of the system from both the construction and

Providing natural gas measurement data for gas system management and fiscal

The upstream natural gas supply shall be considered to be suitable, constant and

adequate to supply the peak demand as stipulated in the gas purchase contract.

To improve security of supply multiple sources shall be considered. Where possible, designs should allow for routine operation and maintenance without interruption of supply to consumers.

Provision shall be made to incorporate means of control of natural gas flow within the distribution system including isolation of damaged facilities or components.

The gas supply source pressure considered in design shall be determined based on the natural gas supply contract and upstream design conditions.

The distribution system shall be designed without compression.

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The distribution system shall be adequate for the design load at each stage of its development.

Distribution system shall be designed to supply a forecast 1 in 20 year hourly peak demand.

Distribution system design shall be based on the predicted peak hour flows for a rolling twenty (20) year period.

The

load

that

shall

be

applied

during

design

should be diversified.

Considerations in determining the load diversity should include the nature of the facility being designed, the type of load and the number of consumers.

• • International Standards Organization ñ ISO European Norms - EN •
International Standards Organization ñ ISO
European Norms - EN

British Standards ñ BS American National Standards Institute ñ ANSI American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers ñ IGEM National Fire Protection Association - NFPA

The load diversities for pipelines, pressure reducing stations and mains shall be the same. However this load diversity is different from that used for gas services, meter sets and utilization piping systems.

Designs should minimize the types and size range of materials and use only material items for which approved Material Specifications exist. All materials should be suitable for local climatic conditions.

All materials, assemblies and installations shall assure correct functionality and full operability taking due account of ambient conditions of the location.

The design shall allow construction to be undertaken using existing and/or reasonably available methods, tools and equipment. Where appropriate industry best practices shall be utilized.

The design shall be prepared considering the location of other utilities plant or obstructions, where known.

The design shall include provision for Gas Services to be installed to every plot and/or building

7 Design Standards

All designs must comply with UAE laws and regulations in addition to relevant national and international standards relating to design of natural gas distribution and utilization systems. Standards considered applicable include:

Where deviations from the above standards are proposed detailed risk assessments are required and shall be evaluated and approved by the appropriate ADNGD Technical Committee

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8 Design Parameters

The following design parameters have been adopted for Adnoc Distribution due to the nature of the specific local environment in which the natural gas distribution systems must be constructed.

  • 8.1 Typical Gas Supply Quality

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  • 8.2 Natural Gas Specification for Natural Gas Distribution

For use in Gas Family 2 converted appliances and for Natural Gas vehicles in accordance with
For use in Gas Family 2 converted appliances and for Natural Gas vehicles in
accordance with BS 3156-11.0.2 and ISO 13686: 1998 specifications:
Property
Range or Limit
CV
36.9 - 42.3 MJ/m 3
Wobbe Number
H 2 S
48.2 - 51.2 MJ/m 3
< 3.3 ppm by volume
Hydrocarbon dewpoint
Not more than -2 o C at any pressure
up to 69 barg
Water dewpoint
Not more than -10 o C at 69 barg
Total sulphur
Oxygen
Relative Density
Total inerts
Contaminants
Other constituents
needing regulation
<15 -35 ppm by volume, <30mg/m 3 (n)
<10 ppm
0.5548 ñ 0.7
<7.0 mole% subject to
< 4.0 mole% for carbon dioxide
< 5.0 mole% for nitrogen
Free of dust and liquids
Hazardous gases e.g. benzene.
Metals e.g. mercury, arsenic.
Chloride, sulphate ions, with Na, K,
Ca. Radon
Odour
No objectionable odour
Gas below 16 bar (g) will have a
stenching agent added to give a
distinctive odour
Based on the above, the following design parameters shall be applied:
Natural gas higher calorific value of 39.4 MJ/m3 shall be assumed for design
purposes.
Natural gas specific gravity of 0.64 (relative to air) shall be assumed for design
purposes.
The hydrocarbon dewpoint, at the MOP, is assumed at all times to be below the
operating temperature of the natural gas distribution facilities.

The natural gas received from the gas supplier(s) may be sour with a maximum H2S content of 250 ppmv

Natural gas in all facilities downstream of pressure regulating stations shall be sweet with less than 3.3 ppmv H2S and 35 ppmv total sulphur.

Natural gas in all facilities downstream of pressure regulating stations shall be odorized to ensure it is detectable by the sense of smell.

Natural gas transported in the natural gas distribution system should not contain particles in excess of 2 microns.

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The environment is corrosive due to high ambient temperatures, high relative humidity and airborne salt particles:

The maximum relative humidity is 100%. The maximum ambient ground temperature at a depth of 1m is assumed to be 40 o Celsius. The minimum ambient temperature to be used for design is 5 Celsius. The maximum ambient air temperature to be used for design is 60 Celsius. The maximum direct solar temperature to be used for design is 80 o Celsius. For reference the Climatological Normals as provided by the Hong Kong Observatory are provided below:

• 9 Distribution Mains (MOP up to 4 bar) 9.1 Design Standards • IGE/TD/3 2003 Edition
9 Distribution Mains (MOP up to 4 bar)
9.1
Design Standards
IGE/TD/3
2003
Edition 4 Steel and PE pipelines for gas distribution
IGE/GL/1

Planning of Gas Distribution Systems Operating at Pressures not Exceeding 7 bar

  • 9.2 Design Criteria

Shall be buried.

May be either polyethylene (PE100 SDR 11) or steel.

Within a contiguous network, one MOP pressure shall be utilized.

Minimum pipe size for a main shall be 63mm for PE and 50mm for steel.

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75mm, 200mm and 355mm PE are non-preferred pipe sizes.

  • 9.2.1 Feeder Mains

• • • Normally installed outside of sectors but may be installed through sectors. Supply small
Normally installed outside of sectors but may be installed through sectors.
Supply small networks of mains installed within each sector.
Extend from the outlet of a PRS.
If the gas distribution system is supplied by more than one PRS the feeder mains
shall interconnect those PRS.
Where a gas distribution system is not backfed from another source then it
should be looped
May have branches
Branches should be looped but may be single fed.
Gas services should not be connected to feeder mains .
9.2.2
Sector Mains
A sector should be served by one or more small networks of distribution mains
installed within the sector.
Gas services should be connected to sector mains in the network installed within
the sector.
The network shall allow for gas services to be installed to every residential and
commercial premise in the sector.
The network should be looped when serving more than 200 consumers.
Looped networks may have single fed branches.
Looped networks should have a dual supply from feeder mains outside the
sector.
9.2.3
Mains Valves
Strategic valves shall be installed per IGE/TD/3.
Where expansion of the gas system is envisaged, provision for tie-ins shall be
made. If the tie-in provision is a valve it shall be a strategic valve:

Feeder Mains Valves:

spacing should typically not exceed 800m

should be installed on either side of special crossings and major river or estuary crossings

should be installed at branch connections Sector Mains Valves:

not normally installed feeder mains

within a sector other than at the connection to

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• Strategic valves should be double block and bleed type and be installed with body bleed
Strategic valves should be double block and bleed type and be installed with
body bleed extended to a point near the ground surface to allow safe venting.
9.3
Design Parameters
Network Maximum Incidental Pressure (MIP) shall be determined considering:
Material selection.
Proximity distances.
Site conditions.
Minimum design operating pressures for pipelines within the distribution network
should be 1.5 bar.
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Gas Services Design Basis
The primary function of a gas service is to transport natural gas from a distribution
main to an emergency control valve (ECV).
Each gas service shall be
sized to
transport the quantity of natural gas that meets the connected customer
requirements.
10.1
Design Standards
IGE/TD/3
IGE/TD/4
Steel and PE pipelines for gas distribution
Gas Services
IGE/GL/1
Planning of Gas Distribution Systems Operating at Pressures not
Exceeding 7 bar
10.2
Design Criteria
Functionality of a gas service shall include:
For some installations, a flow limiting device shall be installed near the main for
automatic restriction of gas flow in situations where excessive quantities of gas
flow through the pipe as a result of damage to the gas service.
• For some customers, multi-occupancy buildings and commercial or industrial
installations, an underground service isolation valve shall be installed for
manually isolating the supply of natural gas from the connected customers.
For all installations and customers, a riser from below ground to above ground.
For all installations and customers, above ground pipe that is thermally stable at
ambient temperatures.
For all installations and customers, an above ground ECV for manually isolating
the supply of natural gas from connected customers.

Considering the required functionality gas services:

Shall consist of both buried and above ground components from the main to the outlet of the ECV.

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Should install only one gas service to a plot. Conversely, a single gas service should not serve multiple plots.

May be dual (ie two services from a single service tee).

Above ground service pipe shall be designed to take into account local climatic conditions.

Services should be external to buildings.

Minimum pipe size shall be 25mm PE. Considerations in the gas service configuration are:

• • directly enter a building be routed through cellars, car parks and unventilated voids Design
directly enter a building
be routed through cellars, car parks and unventilated voids
Design Parameters
of IGE/TD/4 ñ Gas Services.
minimum pressure at the inlet to the gas service:
receiving gas from the gas service.
and the total connected load.

10.3

Underground Routing - The gas service shall extend underground from a connection to a distribution main. The gas service should be routed perpendicular to the main directly towards the plot boundary, building or plot external wall where natural gas is to be provided. Also underground gas service piping shall not:

Services to Vacant Plots - Where services are to be installed to vacant plots they shall terminate at a safe location.

Above Ground Routing - Above ground section of the service shall be installed along a route external to the building. Piping shall not pass through unventilated voids.

Gas service size will be determined in accordance with the appropriate sections

Gas service sizing should be based on the diversified load, service length and

Design Load - The gas service shall deliver natural gas equivalent to the

design load where the design load is the diversified load for all consumers

Diversity Factors - Diversity factors used in calculating the design load should

be determined based on the type of consumer, the nature of gas utilization

For sizing the gas service length shall include the equivalent length of all valves and fittings, including the service tee and flow limiting device, that comprise the service.

The maximum gas velocity within the gas service pipe shall be 15 m/s.

The maximum pressure drop over the gas service length shall be limited to 20% of the minimum gas service inlet pressure.

Flow limiting device:

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The normal capacity of a flow limiting device shall be equal to or greater than the diversified load. However, if the flow rate within the gas service pipe results in gas velocities exceeding 40 m/s, the flow limiting device shall actuate to limit the gas flow.

It is acceptable for the flow limiting device to actuate at lower gas velocities provided the normal capacity of the flow limiting device is adequate for the service diversified load.

After actuation the flow limiting device shall allow, at the MOP of the gas service, a maximum of 1 m3/hr natural gas to bypass the device.

• The flow limiting device shall remain in the actuated (closed) position until the gas pressure
• The flow limiting device shall remain in the actuated (closed) position until the
gas pressure equalizes across the device. After equalization of the gas
pressure the flow limiting device shall fully reset and again operate at its full
normal capacity.
11. Customer (Primary)
Meter Installations
11.1
Design Standards
IGE/GM/6 ñ Diaphragm and RD Meter Installations, > 6m 3 /hr, MOP ≤ 75 mbar
IGE/GM/8, Part 1 ñ Meter Installations I & C ñ Design, MOP ≤ 38 bar
IGE/GM/8, Part 2 ñ Meter Installations I & C ñ Location & Housing, MOP ≤ 38 bar
IGE/GM/5 ñ Electronic Gas Meter Volume Conversion Systems
IGE/SR/25 ñ Hazardous Area Classification of Natural Gas Installations
IGE/TD/13:2001 - Pressure regulating installations for transmission and
distribution systems
BS EN 1359:1999 - Gas meters. Diaphragm gas meters
BS EN 12480:2002 - Gas meters. Rotary Positive Displacement (RPD) gas
meters
BS EN 12261:2002 - Gas meters. Turbine gas meters
BS EN 12405-1:2005 - Gas meters. Conversion devices. Volume conversion.
BS 6400 ñ Specification for the Installation of domestic-sized gas meters
maximum rated capacity not exceeding 6 m 3 /h (2 nd and 3 rd family gases)
Part 1 Natural Gas (low pressure)
Part 2 Natural Gas (medium pressure)
11.2
Design Criteria

All Adnoc Distribution customer meter installations shall be primary meter installations. Downstream of the customer meter installation, consumer meter installations may be installed by the property owner or others.

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Installations shall be designed to ensure gas consumption is measured accurately and that metering and delivery pressure is constant. Where a meter is upstream of the regulator a volume converter shall be installed. For installations providing non standard customer delivery pressures (eg large industrial) a volume converter shall be installed. Filtration should also be installed where required. Installations shall incorporate a regulator with a relief as well as overpressure cut- off capabilities (OPSO) and under pressure shut off (UPSO) capabilities. The regulator shall have an integral filter. Meters shall incorporate provisions for remote meter reading components. Large non-standard (eg large industrial) installations should be designed considering the PRS design basis and minimum functional specification. Meters shall be installed outside buildings in locations that are:

• • • • Design Parameters Maximum Inlet Pressure ñ Upstream network MOP plus 10%
Design Parameters
Maximum Inlet Pressure ñ Upstream network MOP plus 10%

11.3

Customer meter installations shall be designed for:

21 mbar

75 mbar

• • 1 bar

350 mbar

Easily accessible for inspection and meter reading Preferably on the outside wall at ground level Protected against physical damage, vandalism and the effects of severe weather.

Well ventilated such that any natural gas venting or leakage does not result in gas entering the building.