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6/23/2009

Innovative pipe systems and wire and cable plastics solutions plus pioneering Water for the World™ programme deliver value to global community

 

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastic solutions, is set to provide its customers across Asia and the Middle East with a broad range of differentiated products for high-value infrastructure applications. These include best-in-class solutions for water, gas and industrial pipe systems, as well as energy and communication cables. Borouge is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions.

 

Together with Borealis, Borouge adds value to the global plastics industry by capitalising on its unique patented Borstar technology to provide differentiated quality solutions for the entire plastics value chain.

 

“We aim to be the trusted and preferred partner to the infrastructure industry in China and globally,” said Hu Wei, Vice President for Wire & Cables and Pipe at Borouge. “Our vision is to continuously push the barriers of technology in these industries and deliver breakthrough high-quality solutions that provide significant benefits throughout the plastics value chain.”

 

Borouge showcased its plastics solutions for the infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging markets to industry at Chinaplas 2009, held from 18-21 May 2009 in Guangzhou. The exhibition was an important and strategic platform from which Borouge reached out to customers and partners across Asia, and update the industry on its latest solutions.

 

Wire & cable

Borouge and Borealis are recognised around the world for their state-of-the-art innovative solutions for communications and energy cable networks, supported by global production capabilities in Europe, North America and Middle East. Today, Borouge is already a leading supplier of High Voltage and Extra-High Voltage energy cables in the Chinese market.

 

Borouge’s innovations in the wire and cable industry have resulted in advances in insulation systems and jacketing solutions for both energy and communications cables through its global brands. These include Supercure™ for High Voltage energy cables, providing lower production costs through increased efficiency, and low voltage Visico™/Ambicat™ insulation technologies designed to increase customers’ productivity and achieve cost reductions and energy savings, while ensuring end-users receive the best quality cables.

Borouge’s wire solutions were used to enhance the Olympic Games in Beijing and will also be used at the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010. At the same time, its crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation and semiconductive materials have also been used to power up the city of Hangzhou, which uses Superclean™ XLPE in its underground cables.

 

Borealis is currently expanding its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production capacity in Sweden by 350,000 tonnes per year (t/y) and Borouge is planning to add an additional 350,000 t/y of capacity to its plant in Ruwais in Abu Dhabi at the end of 2013 to meet the growing demand in the infrastructure markets in Europe, Americas, Middle East and Asia.

 

Pipe systems

As a leading provider of advanced plastics solutions for the pipe industry in Asia, Middle East and Europe, Borouge and Borealis have invested substantially in research and development (R&D) to bring about a broad and innovative product and service portfolio that covers water and gas distribution, as well as waste and sewerage disposal. Through close dialogue with customers and industry stakeholders, such as water and sanitation network owners and government authorities, Borouge helps establish quality standards that ensure customers’ requirements are met even under the most rigorous conditions and over a long period of time.

 

This is evident in Borouge’s solutions for pipe systems. Its BorSafe™ PE100 and PE80 solutions are unparalleled in the industry for achieving long- lasting, high quality durable water and gas pipe systems. In addition, Borcoat™ polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) systems help protect critical steel pipelines – used in the transport of natural gas, crude oil, petrochemicals and water at high pressure over long distances – against corrosion.

 

Borouge pipe systems have taken root in many regions around China. For example, a large submarine pipeline, made of BorSafe HE3490-LS, is being installed on the west coast of China to supply drinking water from Xiamen to the island of Quemoy. At the same time, Suzhou Industrial Park, outside Shanghai, choose BorSafe PE 100 over competitive products for its water supply system, due to its flexibility and ease of handling.

 

Changing lives with Water for the World

In October 2007, Borealis and Borouge launched Water for the World, to address the challenge of providing clean and safe drinking water and sanitation to areas in need. More than one billion people around the world are without sustainable access to fresh water and over two billion lack basic sanitation. Water for the World leverages the expertise that the companies have built in Europe, the Middle East and in Asia and fosters local knowledge and partnerships throughout the value chain to deliver sustainable solutions for the availability of safe water and sanitation.

 

Under a Water for the World initiative called Drop of Hope project, Borouge joined Lien Aid, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), and the Singapore Water Association, to alleviate the water problem for 10,000 residents in Shengli village, a resettlement camp near Beichuan County badly affected by the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan in China. Borouge supplied the PE material for the 2 km pipeline, which was completed in just a couple of days, largely due to the flexibility and ease of handling of the pipe.

 

“Water for the World not only builds upon our market leadership, it goes beyond business,” said William Yau, CEO of Borouge’s Marketing Company. “From food protection to water pipe and sanitation systems, we can deliver sustainable solutions to those who need it most.”

 

To deliver smooth logistics service to its customers in China, Borouge recently announced plans to invest in two large scale logistics and distribution hubs in Guangzhou and Shanghai, able to handle a combined total of 846,000 t/y. These hubs will be complemented by a South East Asian logistics hub in Singapore that will provide packaging and warehousing facilities for 330,000 t/y. All three are expected to be operational by mid 2010.

A broad range of Borouge’s infrastructure plastics solutions were presented at Chinaplas 2009 alongside its automotive and advanced packaging solutions. .

 

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For further information please contact:

Craig Halgreen, Vice President Global Communications Borouge, Tel. +971 2 6070807

Fax +971 2 6070889, craig.halgreen@borouge.com

 

 

 

Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. With a heritage of reliable customer partnership and value creation through innovation, Borouge is a unique company that brings together the very best of Europe and the Middle East.

Established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, and Borealis a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, Borouge is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of next generation plastics innovation. Borouge’s state-of-the-art petrochemical complex is located at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Together, Borouge and Borealis employ unique Borstar ® technology to produce differentiated products for high-value infrastructure (water, gas and industrial pipe systems, power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging.

 

 

For more information on Borealis and Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, visit www.borouge.com.

 

Borstar® is a registered trademark of Borealis.

Water for the World™ , BorSafe™, Supercure™, Visico™, Ambicat™, Superclean™ Borcoat™ are trademarks of Borealis.

 

 

Borouge’s wire solutions were used to power up the city of Hangzhou, which uses Superclean™ XLPE in its underground cables.

 

A large submarine pipeline, made of BorSafe HE3490-LS, is being installed on the west coast of China to supply drinking water from Xiamen to the island of Quemoy.

 

Under a Water for the World initiative called Drop of Hope project, Borouge joined Lien Aid, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), and the Singapore Water Association, to alleviate the water problem for 10,000 residents in Shengli village, a resettlement camp near Beichuan County badly affected by the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan in China.

In October 2007, Borealis and Borouge launched Water for the World™, to address the challenge of providing clean and safe drinking water and sanitation to areas in need.

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