Borouge inks EPC contracts for Borouge 3 strategic expansion in Abu Dhabi

Borouge has formally signed three major Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts valued at approximately US$2.6 bln for its Borouge 3 strategic expansion in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. The contracts were signed between Borouge and Tecnimont, Samsung Engineering, and Hyundai Engineering and Construction. The first contract worth US$1255 bln for the construction of two Borstar enhanced polyethylene and two Borstar enhanced polypropylene units, as well as the second contract worth US$400 mln for the construction of a 350,000 tpa low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, were signed with the Joint Venture consortium Maire Tecnimont of Italy and Samsung Engineering of South Korea, on a lump sum turnkey basis. The annual capacity of the new polyethylene units is 1,080,000 tpa and the new polypropylene units is 960,000 tpa. A third contract worth US$935 mln for the utilities and off-site facilities for the expanded plant were signed with Hyundai Engineering and Construction of South Korea. These significant investments will quadruple Borouge's production capacity to over 4.5 mln tpa 2013, making it the largest integrated polyolefins site in the world.
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