WorleyParsons to study Borouge 3 feasibilty

09 June 2008 08:25  [Source: ICIS news]

Borouge awards contract for olefins expansion studyDUBAI (ICIS news)--Abu Dhabi Polymers Co (Borouge) has awarded a contract to Australia's WorleyParsons to conduct the feasibility study for the third-phase expansion of the Ruwais olefins complex, which could add 2.5m tonnes/year of capacity, an official source said late on Sunday.

The feasibility study would be completed in 12 months and the project was expected to be completed by 2014, the Borouge source added, but did not provide any financial details.

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 Co (Adnoc), to increase the company's polyethylene and polypropylene production capacities beyond the current Borouge 2 project, the source added.  

The unit would be located alongside the existing Borouge 1 and Borouge 2 petrochemical complexes at Ruwais in Abu Dhabi.

The facility has a current capacity of 600,000 tonnes/year of polyethylene and the Borouge 2 expansion, which would be ready for start up in 2010, would add 2m tonnes of polyolefins capacity based on a 1.5m tonne/year ethane cracker.

It also has a 752,000 tonne/year olefins conversion unit, two 400,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) units polypropylene units and a 540,000 tonne/year enhanced polyethylene (PE) unit.

Borouge is a 40:60 joint venture of Borealis and Adnoc.

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By: Abdelghani Henni
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