Borouge awards contracts for the world’s largest mixed feed cracker for Ruwais petrochemical complex
Signing ceremony: Borouge awards contracts for the world’s largest mixed feed cracker for Ruwais petrochemical complex
Borouge, a leading petrochemicals company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has awarded TechnipFMC, Maire Tecnimont and WorleyParsons three major contracts for the fourth phase of the Ruwais, UAE, petrochemicals complex which will include the world’s largest mixed feed cracker.
Contracts Signing Ceremony
In a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi, Borouge signed the FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) contract, PMC (Project Management Contract) and License contract associated with the mixed feed cracker complex. The contracts were signed by Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge); Marco Villa, President EMIA, TechnipFMC and Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, in the presence of Abdulaziz Alhajri, Executive Director, Downstream Directorate, ADNOC; Alfred Stern, Borealis Chief Executive, and other leadership members from ADNOC, Borealis and Borouge.
The mixed feed cracker will be the 4th cracker in the Borouge complex and will be the world’s largest with 1.8 million tonnes Ethylene output. It will have overall capacity to produce 3.3 million tonnes of olefins and aromatics using a variety of feedstocks such as Ethane, Butane and Naphtha coming from ADNOC’s refinery and gas processing facilities. Both ADNOC and Borealis intend to finalise the downstream configuration within three months, following the FEED award.
Mixed Feed Cracker: A growth driver of ADNOC Downstream and Borouge 2030 strategy
“The mixed feed cracker is unique as it enables many new petrochemical building blocks to be available in Ruwais for the first time, thereby transforming Ruwais into an even more advanced integrated refining and petrochemicals complex,” said Alhajri. “The new project will significantly contribute to achieving ADNOC’s growth ambitions as well as those of Borouge.”
The introduction of new and additional feedstocks and products to be produced by the plant supports the Abu Dhabi, Borouge and ADNOC 2030 strategies, by creating a platform for future industrial development and diversification of the economy and contributing to ensuring a more profitable downstream business, he added.
Stern hailed the strong partnership and long successful history that Borealis has with ADNOC at Borouge. He underlined Borealis’ continuous support to Borouge in setting up the huge downstream polyolefin’s production plants that will be based on the Borstar® technology. “The mixed feed cracker is not only a new milestone in Borouge’s history, it is also a new step forward in Borealis’ growth strategy in the Middle East. The project, which reflects the strength of our strong partnership with ADNOC, ideally embodies Borealis’ commitment and willingness to continue contributing to the development of the UAE through Borouge.”
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