Bor­ouge be­gins con­struc­tion of fifth polypropy­lene unit in Ruwais

The unit will grow the com­pany’s polypropy­lene ca­pac­ity by more than 25% to 2.24mtpa and un­lock new op­por­tu­ni­ties to boost the lo­cal econ­omy

Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East - - NEWS -

High-rank­ing of­fi­cials from AD­NOC, Bo­re­alis, Maire Tec­n­i­mont Group and Bor­ouge at­tended the ground-break­ing cer­e­mony for the new unit, which will have a pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of 480,000 tonnes per an­num (tpa). The PP5 unit that will come on stream in Q3-2021 is be­ing con­structed by Maire Tec­n­i­mont Group.

“The start of con­struc­tion of our new PP5 unit, in Ruwais, opens the door to a new era of growth and de­vel­op­ment at Bor­ouge and un­der­lines our lead­ing po­si­tion as a reli­able provider of in­no­va­tive petro­chem­i­cals and plas­tic so­lu­tions. PP5 will make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the de­liv­ery of our share­hold­ers’ am­bi­tious strat­egy,” said Ahmed Omar Ab­dulla, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Bor­ouge.

Maire Tec­n­i­mont Group, which was awarded the en­gi­neer­ing, pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion (EPC) con­tract for the PP5 unit in July, has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing with Bor­ouge, go­ing back to the first Bor­ouge poly­olefin com­plex (Bor­ouge 1), which was com­pleted in 2001. The group has also car­ried out two ad­di­tional ex­pan­sion projects, Bor­ouge 2 and Bor­ouge 3.

En­abled by Bo­re­alis’ pro­pri­etary Borstar tech­nol­ogy, Bor­ouge’s PP5 unit will be­come the tenth Borstar unit in Ruwais.

Ground­break­ing of PP5 brings Bor­ouge a step closer to achiev­ing its growth strat­egy and high­lights the com­pany’s role in stim­u­lat­ing in-coun­try value propo­si­tion.

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