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Borouge starts turnaround at No.2 cracker

March 02/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Polyolefins Borouge (part of Borealis) has undertaken a planned shutdown at its No.2 cracker in Ruwais, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source based in the Middle East informed that the company has recently commenced turnaround at the cracker. The cracker is likely to remain under maintenance for around 5 weeks.

Located at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi in UAE, the No.2 cracker has a production capacity of 1.5 mmt/year.

As MRC wrote before, in March 2017, Austrian chemical company Borealis was carrying out feasibility studies for a polypropylene (PP) unit and a mixed-feed steam cracker at Borouge, the petrochemicals complex it owns jointly with Abu Dhabi's state-owned Adnoc in Ruwais, UAE. The study for the new PP unit- known as PP5, wass in its latter stages, with a final investment decision expected later las year. The new plant would have a production capacity of around 600,000 tpa. Abu Dhabi refiner Takreer is building a new 500,000 tpa propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Ruwais that is planned to start up in the third quarter of this year. This will create a significant excess of propylene in the complex that would easily support a new PP plant.

Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Borealis currently employs around 6,500 and operates in over 120 countries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, propylene, ethylene, ADNOC, Borealis, Borouge, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Category:General News
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