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Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, concluded an internal donation campaign through which the Company and its employees have raised about AED 220,000 as contribution to support the drought and starvation victims in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.


The donation made by Borouge through its social committees in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais was coordinated with the major relief campaign that the UAE Red Crescent has launched on the occasion of the UAE’s celebration of the International Arabic Volunteer Day.


“Borouge’s contribution to support our Somalis brothers in their ordeal is inspired by the humanitarian values that Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has instilled in us,” says Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Borouge’s Production Company. “Our internal campaign for the relief of people in Somalia came as a response to the nationwide call made by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent.”


Alhajri added that Borouge and Borealis, through their ‘Water for the World™’ programme, have been long partners in supporting humanitarian projects such as providing clean water to people in the Horn of Africa, especially that both companies are members in the Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).




For further information, please contact:

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

About Borouge

Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, Borouge is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation. 


Borouge has its headquarters in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore, employs approximately 1,600 people representing more than 40 nationalities and serves customers in more than 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Indian sub-continent and Africa. Building on Borealis’ unique Borstar® technology and experience in polyolefins for more than 50 years, Borouge provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets.


In 2010 Borouge tripled its annual production capacity in Abu Dhabi to 2 million tonnes and an additional 2.5 million tonnes per year will be introduced by mid-2014 to create the world’s largest integrated polyolefins plant. Borouge is also investing in plants and logistics hubs in Asia and an Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi. Today Borouge and Borealis have a manufacturing capacity of over 5.4 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene annually. Focused on Value Creation through Innovation they ensure that their customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can always rely on superior products and security of supply.


Borouge is committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and together with Borealis proactively contributes towards addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ initiative.


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