UAE’s Borouge 2 complex to shut for January turnaround

03 January 2013 02:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Borouge plans to shut its 1.5m tonne/year ethane cracker and derivative plants in Ruwais at the end of the week for a turnaround, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

The turnaround for the Borouge 2 complex is expected to last around one and a half months, he said, without providing specific dates.

Derivative plants at the site include a 540,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and an 800,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) facility.

The spokesman had said earlier that the Borouge 1 complex in Ruwais would undergo maintenance last December but did not comment on the restart date of the facilities.

The complex houses a 600,000 tonne/year ethane cracker and two lines of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) – each with a nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year.

Borouge is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Austria’s Borealis

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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