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

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