Abu Dhabi Borouge 3 Petchems Ramp-Up Delay

All units at Abu Dhabi’s Borouge 3 plant are now operational. But full output is not expected before 2016 because of a shortage of ethane feedstock.

Abu Dhabi’s Borouge says that while the ethane cracker and polymers production units at its Borouge 3 petrochemical plant at Ruwais are all operational, the plant will not be operating at full capacity until the end of 2015 because of ethane feedstock constraints.

Borouge, a joint venture of state petroleum firm Adnoc and Austrian petrochemicals firm Borealis, exported its first cargo of polymers from Borouge 3 via the nearby Khalifa Port in October 2014. While initial cargoes of polyethylene and polypropylene were sold within the Middle East, deliveries to Asia are now building.


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