Borouge completes US$ 40 million PE expansion

21-Mar-05
Borouge has successfully implemented an expansion at its US$1.2 billion petrochemical complex in Abu Dhabi during a planned Ethylene turnaround, at an investment of US$40 million. With this, the company's polyethylene manufacturing capacity increases to 580000 tpa from 450,000 tpa .With this expansion, Borouge ethylene production will be fully converted into Polyethylene. This turnaround and debottlenecking will enable the company to ensure continued efficient operations and phased increase in capacity to meet customer needs. The new capacity will be used to satisfy growing demand from East Africa, Middle East, India sub-continent, Northeast and Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. The Borouge petrochemical complex commenced operations in October 2002 to produce Enhanced Polyethylene (PE) products to meet the demanding needs of the packaging and pipe industries in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. With a goal to be the preferred supplier of polyolefins in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific, the company has plans to further increase production capacity significantly over the next few years and to build on an existing world-class petrochemical complex. Borouge consists of two entities: A production company Abu Dhabi Polymers Co Ltd (Borouge) based in Abu Dhabi with production in Ruwais, UAE, and a marketing company, Borouge Pte Ltd based in Singapore.
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