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Borouge awards XLPE unit contract to Hyundai

January 28/2011

(Arabian Oil and Gas) -- Abu Dhabi based plastics solutions provider Borouge 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 in the UAE. Hyundai Engineering and Construction are also providing the utilities and offsite facilities for the project.

When fully operational in mid-2014, Borouge 3 will more than double the plants 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.


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