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Borouge launches fifth polypropylene unit at Ruwais

Borouge, a joint venture between ADNOC in Abu Dhabi and Borealis in Austria, has announced that it will launch a new fifth polypropylene unit (PP5) in Ruwais.

The new unit will boost UAE polypropylene production and meet the growing demand for manufactured products in advanced recyclable packaging, infrastructure, and other industrial sectors. Built in the Borouge 3 plant, this new unit will supply 480,000 tonnes (t / y) annually, increasing Borouge’s polypropylene production capacity by more than 25% to 2.24 million tonnes / y, producing total polyolefin polymer. Increases capacity by 11 per year. Cents from 4.5 million to 5 million tons / year. The new facility will have an annual production capacity to produce raw materials to produce sufficient pipes for the water supply network, which is equivalent to the 6,500 Burj Harifa building.

Borouge’s PP5 project achieved a domestic value score of over 60%. It shows the level of procurement from UAE companies and “Made in UAE” content. All steel structures, pipes and accessories were procured domestically. A total of 30% of all installed equipment was “Made in UAE” and all subcontracting services were sourced from the local market, the official news agency. Wham report.

Construction of the PP5 unit began in December 2018 and was completed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 100 Borouge employees and 4000 contractors working on the project. Test runs of the unit began at the end of 2021.

Hazeem Sultan Al Suwaidi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), said: Economic diversification. Our PP5 units will enable us to meet our customers’ growing demand for polypropylene solutions, especially in the packaging and infrastructure sectors across key markets in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. “

“We work closely with our customers and value chain partners to achieve our Circular Economy commitment through several initiatives. These are single material packaging designed for recyclability. Includes solution development. By leveraging Borstar technology to deliver unmatched cycle time improvements, warpage reductions and energy efficiency, we will be able to provide our customers with solutions that offer total cost benefits. ” Said Rainer Hoefling, CEO of Borouge Pte.

ADNOC and its Austrian chemical partners are lining up banks to arrange for a potential listing of Borouge within a few months, which was announced earlier this month.

read: ADNOC Hires Bank for IPO of Plastics Joint Venture, Borealis

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