'Final' major contract awarded by Borouge


Borouge, a leading provider of innovative plastics solutions, has awarded a contract worth US$169 million to Hyundai Engineering and Construction of South Korea to build a cross-linkable polyethylene (XLPE) unit at its petrochemical plant in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

With an annual capacity of 80,000 tonnes, the unit is an added-value complement to the low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, enabling the manufacture of innovative plastics solutions for low to high voltage energy cables.

This is the final major contract to be awarded for the Borouge 3 mega expansion project already underway in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hyundai Engineering and Construction is also providing the Utilities and Offsite facilities for the project.

When fully operational in mid-2014, Borouge 3 will more than double the plant's annual capacity to 4.5 million tonnes and create the largest integrated polyolefins plant in the world.

Together with Borealis, Borouge aims to be the leading reliable long-term supplier of polymers to the global wire and cable infrastructure market. Borouge is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, and Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions.

The company earlier this year awarded a contract worth US$111 million to Alpine Bau Deutschland AG to construct the non-process buildings of the Borouge 3 expansion project.

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