Borouge 3 Abu Dhabi polyolefins project on track - company

20 April 2012 11:08  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Borouge is on track with its expansion project at the firm’s polyolefins complex at Ruwais in Abu Dhabi, which is expected to come fully onstream in mid-2014, the company said on Friday.

The Borouge 3 project will boost the facility’s capacity of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) to 4.5m tonnes from 2m tonnes by mid-2014, the company said in a statement.

“The investment of approximately $4.5bn (€3.4bn) in expanding its petrochemicals complex and an innovation centre is enabling Borouge to further support China’s infrastructure growth in pipe systems, energy and communication networks, as well as the rapidly growing automotive and advanced packaging industries,” the company added.

Borouge 3 includes construction of a third ethane cracker, two Borstar PE plants, two Borstar PP plants and a low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit.

Borouge is a joint-venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Borealis.

($1 = €0.76)


By: Nurluqman Suratman



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index