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10/26/2011

 

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, organised on October 26, 2011, a "Water Day" event in collaboration with the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, to underline its sustainable solutions that address environmental challenges such as the availability of safe drinking water. The event reflects Borouge's strong commitment to sustainable growth through working closely with the leading universities in China.

 

Borouge representatives and winners of Borouge Scholarship and Water Photo Exhibition from East China University of Science and Technology

 

Today, more than one billion people have no access to clean water and double that number lack proper sanitation facilities. As such the United Nations set a Millennium Development Goal to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. This challenge is not about finding more water; it’s about better managing and preserving the resources we have.

 

To provide sustainable solutions to the availability of safe water and sanitation, Borouge and Borealis launched the ‘Water for the World™’ initiative in 2007 as a global programme. More than 260,000 people throughout the world have benefited from the programme ever since and we have built a platform of partnerships with stakeholders from the plastics industry, renowned organisations and agencies. Borouge has been very successful in supporting projects which clearly demonstrate the value of polyethylene (PE100) as well as polypropylene pipe systems and at the same time provide important assistance to the local communities in different countries such as China, India, Nepal and Vietnam.

 

A range of successful cases under 'Water for the World™' programme were introduced during the “Water Day” event. Some cases were linked to the latest government policy introduced by China recently. Participants were strongly impressed by the innovative plastics solutions and water efficiency from Borouge.

 

Through its 'Water for the World™' programme, Borouge provided drinking water to the Sichuan earthquake resettlement camp in China in 2008. Moreover, Borouge worked closely with several Chinese water companies such as Shanghai Fengxian and Beijing Water Group in reducing their water losses and analyzing their asset development and management. During 2011 Borouge takes an active role in organising a number of technical seminars and conferences in China, and will highlight the need to conserve and recycle water in the water starved regions.

 

Furthermore, Borouge reinforces its commitment to Asia’s rapidly emerging plastics markets by awarding annual scholarships to high performing postgraduate and undergraduate students within the field of polymer sciences and engineering. Students are selected based on their academic performance and some are offered the opportunity to train at a Borouge location thereby obtaining hands-on experience in an innovative and dynamic environment.

 

As part of the “Water Day”, Borouge announced the winners of its undergraduate Scholarship and presented them the awards.

 

“There is a clear need for companies to take responsibility by assisting poorer people to have access to clean water and developing innovative products that help to protect our water resources,” Robin Bresser, Marketing Manager, Pipe Business Unit of Borouge, comments. “Today, more and more companies are placing the issue of water on their corporate business agenda. With 'Water for the World™', Borouge and Borealis have underlined their leadership role and are going a step further.”

 

Borouge is a major provider of value creating innovative plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets. Borouge leads the market with polyolefin pipe solutions for gas and drinking water distribution and for industrial applications and domestic heating and cooling systems. It is specialised in providing complete pipeline protection solutions for on-shore and off-shore oil and gas transportation pipelines. Borouge shapes the polyolefin pipe industry with education and promotion of the benefits of high quality products and standards throughout the value chain.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Craig Halgreen, Vice President, Global Communications, Borouge
Tel.  +971 2 6070807, craig.halgreen@borouge.com
Maggie Chen, Communications Manager, Borouge

Tel.  +86 21 6137 6805, Email: maggie.chen@borouge.com

 

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.

 Visit www.borouge.com and see how we are Shaping the Future with Plastics.  

 

Learn more about

Borouge at www.borouge.com

Borealis at www.borealisgroup.com

Water for the World at www.waterfortheworld.net

 

 

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