Borouge has awarded Tecnimont SPA, a subsidiary of Italy’s Milan-based Maire Tecnimont, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for an additional polypropylene plant (PP5).

The plant is to be integrated with the existing Borouge 3 complex in Ruwais and grow the polymer production capacity to almost 5 million tonnes per annum by 2021. Borouge 2030 Growth Strategy aims to double the production capacity by 2030.

Based on Borealis Borstar® technology, the new plant, will have a nameplate capacity of 480,000 tonnes per annum and is expected to come on stream in Q3 2021. With this investment the total polypropylene production capacity of Borouge will grow to 2.24 million tonnes per annum.

The awarding of the EPC contract comes one year after Borouge shareholders ADNOC and Borealis, announced plans for the construction of a Borouge 4 complex in Ruwais, which will encompass a world-scale, mixed feedstock cracker and downstream derivatives units for both polyolefin and non-polyolefin products.

Abdulaziz AlHajri, Director of ADNOC’s Downstream directorate: “At the heart of the downstream strategy is an AED 165bn ($45bn) investment, over the next five years, that will create the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemicals hub in Ruwais, where ADNOC will convert 20% of its crude to chemicals, tripling petrochemical production capacity to 14.4 million tonnes per year, by 2025.”

Alfred Stern, Chief Executive Officer of Borealis, said: “The PP5 plant will become the tenth Borstar® plant in Ruwais. It shows our commitment to bolster our global supply and clearly illustrates the strength of both the technological capabilities and of the partnership between ADNOC and Borealis.”

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27th July 2018

27th July 2018