SINGAPORE (ICIS)--UAE’s Borouge plans to shut its 600,000 tonne/year ethane/propane cracker in December and its 1.5m tonne/year ethane cracker in Ruwais in January/February for maintenance for approximately a month each, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.
“We will have a turnaround in December for the Borouge 1 plants followed by another turnaround in January/February for the Borouge 2 plants,” the spokesperson said.
The dates are in line with the shutdown schedule of the producer’s derivative plants.
Both crackers are said to be operating at around 90-95% capacity currently, according to sources close to the company.
Traders said the turnarounds will have limited impact on Asia’s spot ethylene market, as there have been limited exports from ?xml:namespace>
Borouge is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and