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Borealis suspends contract with IREM-Ponticelli and declares a three-day stand-still for its construction site in Kallo, Belgium

In light of the recent developments and news reports about alleged malpractices at one of its contractors at the new Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) construction site at Kallo, Belgium, Borealis has decided to declare a three day stand-still for its Kallo PDH construction site and to suspend the contract with IREM-Ponticelli, the contractor responsible for the piping-mechanical works for the construction of the new PDH project, with immediate effect and until further notice.

The company decided to go for a stand-still on the construction site in Kallo for the next three working days in order to ensure the continued safety of all people working on the construction site, as well as to allow for more time to investigate the matter.

Investigations of the Borealis’ task force established Tuesday resulted in findings that made Borealis take the decision to temporarily suspend its contract with its mechanical piping contractor IREM-Ponticelli while further investigations are ongoing.

Borealis re-emphasizes that it cannot speak on behalf of IREM-Ponticelli, the employer of the workers involved in the investigation and can therefore not provide additional details about the case.

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Media contacts:

Group Communications: Regional Communications Belgium:
Virginia Wieser
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Brand & Reputation
tel.: +43 1 22 400 772 (Vienna, Austria)
e-mail: media@borealisgroup.com
Anne Cornelissen
Expert Communications
tel.: +32 475 56 02 31 or + 32 11 45 90 66 (Belgium)
e-mail: anne.cornelissen@borealisgroup.com


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