Maire Tecnimont wins Borouge polypropylene plant contract

Maire Tecnimont wins Borouge polypropylene plant contract
Borouge's ethane cracker at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi
Published: 15 July 2018 - 10 p.m.
By: Martin Menachery

Maire Tecnimont has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Abu Dhabi Polymer Company (Borouge) for a new polypropylene unit in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

Borouge is the joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis.

The scope of work relates to a new polypropylene unit, which will have a maximum production capacity of 480,000 tonnes per year, and associated facilities, to be integrated within the existing Borouge 3 Complex. 

The project, named Polypropylene-5, is expected to be completed the end of 2021.

"The UAE is our second home and we have a deep knowledge of the market and its players. It is one of the most suitable environments for a technology-driven EPC contractor such as our group,” said Pierroberto Folgiero, group CEO, Maire Tecnimont. “We are honoured to contribute once again to Abu Dhabi’s development plans, and to further strengthen a mutually beneficial partnership with a prestigious client such as Borouge.”

Maire Tecnimont Group has been supporting the development of Abu Dhabi’s petrochemical value chain since the late 1990s, with the first Borouge polyolefin complex completed in 2001. The group carried out two additional expansion projects in 2007 and 2010. This new EPC contract follows the front-end engineering design phase, already successfully completed by Tecnimont.

Maire Tecnimont recently announced that its main subsidiaries have been granted several new awards and additional works of existing contracts for a total amount of $730mn for licensing, engineering services, and EPC services by clients located in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Americas.

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