Borouge lets contract for world-scale ethylene cracker

Plastics company Borouge has signed a $1.3 billion lump-sum, turnkey contract with Germany's Linde Group for the construction of an ethylene cracker—part of a major expansion project at Borouge's production facility in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

Feb 19th, 2007

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 19 -- Plastics company Borouge has signed a $1.3 billion lump-sum, turnkey contract with Germany's Linde Group for the construction of an ethylene cracker—part of a major expansion project at Borouge's production facility in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

The 1.5 million tonne/year cracker will triple production capacity at the facility to 2 million tpy of polyolefins.

The Borouge project also will include a 752,000 tpy olefins conversion unit, two 800,000 tpy Borstar polypropylene plants, and a 540,000 tpy Borstar enhanced polyethylene plant.

Preliminary work is already under way and completion is scheduled for 2010.

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