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H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Receives Senior Shell Delegation

Shell plans to enhance existing fuel storage capacity at Dubai Airport and build the biggest Turret Mooring System for a floating LNG vessel in Dubai Dry Docks.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

In the framework of long-term joint cooperation between the Emirate of Dubai and Shell, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman, Dubai Airports; Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group met to discuss mutual business opportunities with Shell executives Mr. Mounir Bouaziz Vice President of Commercial New Business Development and Mr. Xavier Hery, General Manager Aviation Fuels Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

In cooperation with the Emirate of Dubai, Shell through its Dubai regional office undertakes a number of joint activities in the region, including being one of the fuel providers for Emirates Airlines at Dubai International Airport. Mr. Bouaziz, indicated that “Shell is pleased to be invited by Dubai Airports Authority to invest in enhancing the fuel storage capacity at Dubai International Airport until the move to the new Al Maktoum International Airport”.

Mr. Bouaziz also shared progress on one of the world’s most advanced gas projects, a key component of which will be built in the Dubai Drydocks World yard. The project, a Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility for its Prelude project offshore Australia, which is 488m long, 74m wide and weighs more than 600,000 tonnes with its cargo tanks full – making it the largest offshore floating facility ever built.  The Prelude FLNG facility will be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Korea and the Turret Mooring System, which is the largest non-disconnectable internal Turret ever built worldwide, will be built in the Dubai Drydocks World yard.