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
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.