UAE’s Borouge 3 project on track for full start-up in mid-2014

06 November 2012 10:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--UAE’s Borouge is on track to fully start-up an expanded petrochemical facility at Ruwais in Abu Dhabi in mid-2014, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

“It is progressing safely as planned and we have already completed approximately 70% of its construction works by July 2012,” the spokesperson said.

The project called Borouge 3 is expected to be completed by the end of 2013, she said.

The project includes construction of a third ethane cracker, two additional Borstar polyethylene (PE) plants, two additional Borstar polypropylene (PP) plants and a low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit.

Borouge 3 would more than double the Ruwais site’s overall production capacity to 4.5m tonnes/year. The site currently has a 2m tonne/year capacity.

“Borouge’s plant is fully integrated and the olefins and polyolefins units will be started up simultaneously at the end of 2013,” the spokesperson said.

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


By: Nurluqman Suratman



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