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Borouge 3 cracker in start-up phase, full production by year-end

12:11 PM MDT | May 19, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Borouge, a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has begun starting up the Borouge 3 gas cracker complex. Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Borouge, told CW on the sidelines of the recent Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference at Pattaya, Thailand, that Borouge has started the flare system at the Borouge 3 ethane cracker. Capacity is currently being ramped up, with full production expected by year-end, Alhajri says.   Borouge 3, based at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, will raise the company’s polyolefins capacity from 2 million...

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