07 April 2008 08:34 [Source: ICIS news]
By Isha Jha
MUMBAI (ICIS news)--United Arab Emirates-based plastics producer Borouge plans to increase its polyolefins capacity by 2.5m tonnes/year by the end of 2014 and has initiated a feasibility study for the expansion project - Borouge 3, the company said on Monday.
The feasibility study would explore options to use the additional feedstock, that would become available after the planned expansions at upstream Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), to increase the company's polyethylene and polypropylene production capacities beyond the current Borouge 2 project, it added.
The proposed expansion would boost its total production capacity to 4.5m tonnes/year, and would help it meet the growing demands of polyethylene and polypropylene markets in the ?xml:namespace>
The unit would be located alongside the existing Borouge 1 and Borouge 2 petrochemical complexes at Ruwais in
Borouge is a 40:60 joint venture between Borealis and Adnoc.
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