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Linde Awarded Mega Cracker Contract by Borouge

4:54 AM MDT | July 2, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Borealis, says it has awarded a $1.075 billion lump sum turnkey contract to Linde for its previously announced 1.5 million m.t./year ethylene plant at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. The ethane cracker will form the core unit of Borouge 3, which is due onstream at the end of 2013 and increase Borouge's total polyolefins capacity to 4.5 million m.t.year, says Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Borouge. Borouge 3 downstream units will include two Borstar polyethylene (PE) facilities each designed for 540,000...

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