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Sultan Al Jaber and other officials during the first Etihad Rail journey between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Dhannah. —Wam

Published: Thursday, January 25, 2024, 10:17 p.m.

Last update: Thursday, January 25, 2024, 10:18 p.m.

Etihad Rail on Thursday made its first rail journey connecting the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Dhannah.

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), and members of Adnoc’s executive leadership team, joined the trip. .

Once operational, the rail service currently under development will allow ADNOC staff and contractors to travel between the two destinations.

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After the important trip, Dr Al Jaber took a tour of Adnoc’s petrochemical and downstream center in the industrial city of Al Ruwais. During the tour, he was updated on strategic growth projects at Borouge 4, Adnoc Refining and Ruwais LNG project.

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said: “Adnoc’s partnership with Etihad Rail is fully aligned with our strategic priorities to successfully implement transport solutions that contribute to the development and future prosperity of the UAE. In line with the visionary directives of our leadership and under the supervision of Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Etihad Rail, the development of passenger rail services between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah City is aimed at connect the main commercial centers of the UAE. industry, manufacturing, production, logistics and population. The Etihad Rail project is more than just a rail network. It will serve as a vital artery for economic growth and infrastructure development, while driving decarbonisation, for the benefit of the UAE and its people.

After the train ride, Al Jaber took a tour of Adnoc's downstream and petrochemical center in the industrial city of Al Ruwais.

After the train ride, Al Jaber took a tour of Adnoc’s downstream and petrochemical center in the industrial city of Al Ruwais.

“I am proud of our world-class facilities in Al Ruwais Industrial City and the commitment and dedication of our staff, who are passionate about showcasing our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. “Our facilities and expert workforce play a critical role in enhancing our nation’s status as a responsible and trusted global energy leader.”

The passenger rail service is a continuation of the close strategic partnership between Adnoc and Etihad Rail, with sulfur products already being transported by rail between Shah and Habshan to the export point in the industrial city of Al Ruwais, allowing Adnoc Sour Gas to be a world leader in sulfur. producer.

Commenting on the strong partnership between both companies, Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail, said: “We were delighted to welcome Adnoc’s executive leadership team on board the first train journey between the city of Abu Dhabi and the city of Al Dhannah, and we are proud to have a strategic partner and client such as Adnoc, who were one of the first companies to adopt rail transportation solutions in the country. As part of our continuous efforts to establish strategic partnerships in the public and privately, we continue to work to develop an integrated transportation system in the country, in accordance with the directives of our wise leadership and under the supervision of our President Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

“Etihad Rail is strengthening the position the UAE enjoys as a leading global hub within the logistics, transport and infrastructure sectors, providing more effective and reliable transport solutions in line with the highest international standards and connecting cities and industries with a safe and sustainable network. railway network.”

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