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GMA secures garnet recycling contract with ADNOC

GMA has successfully secured a three-year garnet recycling contract with ADNOC LNG in August  last year.

GMA Middle East Business Development Manager Ajay Thanki said the used garnet collected from customers such as ADNOC will be treated and re-processed at our plant facilities.

“This programme provides our customers a cost-effective and environmentally responsible option to dispose of their used garnet,” Ajay added.

Prior to the agreement, the ADNOC LNGs’ Health, Safety and Environment division visited GMA’s facilities in Jebel Ali, Dubai on 7 August 2019 to learn more about the garnet recycling programme, its benefits and impact on the environment.

The GMA team organised a presentation on the recycling processes followed by a tour of the recycling facilities and the safety procedures briefing. The visitors were also given a quick tour of the processing and packaging plants.

“We will be receiving approximately 2,000MT of used garnet from the company every year for the next three years,” Ajay said.

"This is a great example of a customer and supplier working together to minimise the environmental impact of the industry and achieving a positive commercial outcome," GMA CEO Stephen Gobby said. 

ADNOC LNG is committed to successfully lower flaring and emissions to reduce the impact of their operations and safeguard the natural environment.

ADNOC is 12th Largest oil producer in the world and ADNOC LNG is member of the ADNOC Group of Companies based in Abu Dhabi and operating at Das Island, an oil and gas industrial operations facilities hub located 160km off the coast of the UAE.


From left: GMA Middle East Business Development Manager Ajay Thanki, Senior Engineer – Environment Babu Krishnan and Senior Engineer – Environment Harikumar Nair from ADNOC LNG.


By Stephanie Cheong, GMA Group