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10/19/2006
Borouge 2 is a key part of Borouge’s strategy for growth, tripling its production capacity and consolidating its position in markets throughout the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa

Borouge, the leading provider of innovative plastics solutions, today outlined progress towards awarding engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the multi-billion dollar expansion of its production facilities in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.  

The company also announced that it has this week initiated the tender process for distribution and storage hubs in the Middle East, North East Asia and South East Asia and the provision of global shipping between all hubs.  These hub operations will be implemented in phases beginning in 2007 and will bring Borouge closer to its markets and offer improved service to customers.

As one of the world’s largest plastics projects, Borouge 2 is a key part of Borouge’s strategy for growth, tripling its production capacity and consolidating its position in markets throughout the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa.

The Borouge 2 project comprises an ethane cracker that will produce 1.4 million tonnes of ethylene per annum and the world’s biggest olefins conversion unit, producing 752 kilotonnes per annum.  Its two Borstar® polypropylene plants will have a combined annual capacity of 800 kt while the Borstar Enhanced PE plant will have an annual capacity of 540 kt.  The new project will be located next to Borouge’s existing petrochemical complex in Ruwais.

Borouge has invited expressions of interest for: a distribution and storage operations hub in South-East Asia; a distribution and storage operations hub in the UAE; two distribution and storage operations hubs in North-East Asia; container and product handling in Ruwais, UAE; and for global shipping between hubs in the Middle East, North East Asia and South East Asia including ports of destination.

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