29 November 2012 09:14 [Source: ICIS news]
DUBAI (ICIS)--Borouge expects the expansion of its polyolefins complex named Borouge 3 in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, to start up by the end of 2013, a senior company official said on Thursday.
“Product from Borouge 3 will reach the market in the first quarter of 2014,” said Wim Roels, CEO of Borouge’s marketing and sales arm, on the sidelines of the 7th Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) forum.
Borouge is expanding its polyolefins facility by 2.5m tonnes/year to a total annual capacity of 4.5m tonnes by the end of next year.
Borouge is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc) and Borealis.
Borouge 3 includes the construction of a third ethane cracker, two Borstar polyethylene (PE) plants, two Borstar polypropylene (PP) plants and a low density PE (LDPE) unit. German engineering company Linde is building the 1.5m tonne/year cracker.
The expansion also includes Borstar PE units with a combined capacity of 1.08m tonnes/year, Borstar PP units with a combined capacity of 960,000 tonnes/year and a 350,000 tonne/year LDPE unit.
The project also includes an 80,000 tonne/year cross-linked PE (XLPE) plant, which will be a value-added complement to the LDPE unit, and will cater to the wire and cable segments.
The three-day GPCA forum in Dubai ends on 29 November.
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