Borealis sources basic feedstocks such as naphtha, butane, propane and ethane from the oil and gas industry and converts these into ethylene and propylene through its olefin units. Steam crackers in Finland, Sweden, and Abu Dhabi, the latter operated by Borouge, produce both ethylene and propylene, while propylene is also produced in a propane dehydrogenation plant in Kallo, Belgium. Feedstock and olefins required for Borealis and Borouge plants are either sourced from its owners or purchased from the markets. A range of co-products from the steam cracking process, including pygas and butadiene are also sold to international markets.
Partnering with the oil and gas industry, Borealis is a major feedstock buyer and can supply a broad range of innovative and high-quality base chemicals:
We source basic feedstocks such as naphtha, butane, propane and ethane from the oil and gas industry and convert these into ethylene and propylene through our olefin units. Our propane dehydrogenation plant and two steam crackers produce mainly ethylene and propylene (polymer and chemical grade). A range of co-products from the steam cracking process, including pyrolysis gasoline (benzene), butylenes (raffinate 1) and butadiene and ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE), are also sold to international markets.
As a reliable and experienced supplier, we can ensure targeted and timely delivery of high-quality base chemicals to our international partners and customers. Thanks to our flexible production capacity, we can react quickly to changing market conditions. Our well-developed logistics supply chain means that we can provide hydrocarbons by way of pipeline, rail car and sea-going vessel.