ABL lands Borouge cracker deal in UAE

10 November 1998 08:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (CNI)--Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc) and Borealis of Denmark, said Tuesday it has awarded the contract for its cracker to Alliance Bechtel/Lindhe (ABL), a joint venture between Linde AG of Germany and Eastern Bechtel Co Ltd of the US.

Borouge is a 60:40 joint venture between Adnoc and Borealis. It plans to build a 600 000 tonne/year ethane-fed cracker at Ruwais petrochemical complex in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Construction is expected to commence in 1999 for completion in 2001.

Another contract, for two associated plants to produce lldPE and hdPE, will be awarded later in 1999. Each of those plants will have a capacity of 225 000 tonne/year and will use Borealis' proprietary Borstar technology.

The cracker will supply feedstock to the two PE plants as well as to Adnoc's planned 540 000 tonne/year ethylene di-chloride plant.

By: Leslie Chua
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