ADNOC and three other companies formed GASCO in 1977 as owner and operator of the new NGL facilities.
The NGL plants were required to be self-sufficient in utilities. This requirement necessitated the development of water wells and installation of water treating facilities. In addition, gas turbine powered generator sets were installed at each site to supply the necessary electrical power.
Auxiliary facilities were also built at each location including sewage treatment, flare stacks and burn pits, potable and fire water storage, diesel and gasoline storage, telecommunications system, fire and safety surveillance system, control building, electrical substations, fire station, inert gas generator, instrument air system, and a mosque.