Download list
Locations / Sites
Contacts
Login
Back to News

Borouge to expand production to include melamine

Borouge announces that it is continuing with the construction of a new melamine plant in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, the location of its existing world-scale polymer production facilities. The company is planning to take over a project currently being undertaken by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and AMI Agrolinz Melamine International (AMI) in Ruwais.

The development would see the creation of a melamine plant with an annual production capacity of 80,000 tonnes. The front end engineering and design phase has begun and it is expected that production would come on stream following the completion of Borouge 2, the major expansion which will triple Borouge's Borstar® polyolefin production capacity.

Increasing global demand for melamine, particularly in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions represents an opportunity for Borouge to broaden its product portfolio in line with its strategy to explore opportunities for expansion. The new plant will benefit from the proximity to Borouge's Ruwais facilities, from synergies with existing operations and from the company's production expertise and operational track record.

The development of a melamine plant within Borouge would represent a rational step for its owners, ADNOC and Borealis. As announced in December 2006, AMI' shares are planned to be contributed to Borealis by its current owners, the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and OMV, the Austrian oil and gas group. AMI, as a subsidiary of Borealis, will provide its own proprietary melamine technology and market know-how to Borouge for the project.

Harri Bucht, Chief Executive Officer of the Borouge production company in Abu Dhabi, commented: "Integrating this project into Borouge will be a natural move for us. With our depth of experience and proven operational excellence, the project will benefit from a number of synergies as well as increasing the overall competitiveness of our operations."

END

Media Contact
Virginia Mesicek
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Brand & Reputation

Latest News

Media Release – 05/05/2021

Borealis announces start-up of heat recovery unit based on revolutionary Qpinch technology

Read more

Media Release – 28/04/2021

Borealis appoints Hilmar Kroat-Reder as Vice President Human Resources

Read more

News – 14/04/2021

Operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, update 14 April 2021

Read more

Media Release – 31/03/2021

Thomas Gangl assumes role of new Borealis CEO

Read more

Media Release – 29/03/2021

In the Fight Against Ocean Plastic, Project STOP Shows Positive 2020 Impact in Circular Waste Management in Indonesia

Read more

News – 25/03/2021

Annual Report 2020 published

Read more

Media Release – 17/03/2021

Borealis appoints Katja Tautscher as Senior Vice President Legal and Compliance

Read more

Media Release – 16/03/2021

Leading innovator Borealis files record number of patent applications in 2020

Read more

News – 24/02/2021

Operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, update 24 February 2021

Read more