Borouge is a leading petrochemical company that provides creative plastics solutions for a wide range of industries. Established in 1998, Borouge is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world's leading oil and gas companies and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions. Collectively, the two entities are referred to as "shareholder".
Our petrochemical and plastics manufacturing plant is located in Ruwais at distance of about 250 km west of Abu Dhabi. In Borouge, we take pride of having the world's largest integrated Polyolefin complex at Ruwais site. We had tripled our capacity with the Borouge 2 plant in 2010 and subsequently doubled our size with the Borouge 3 facility in 2015. Today we have a production capacity of 4.5 million tons per year.
The next phase of growth is also in the pipeline. Borouge 4, the mega-project expansion that will more than double our production capacity by 2025 includes a world scale mixed feed cracker and we see this project as central to achieving our aspirational growth. This complements the Abu Dhabi 2030 strategy to create future industrial development and diversification of the economy. In addition, our new PP5 plant targeted start-up is in 2021.
In addition to our production site in Abu Dhabi, we also have a Compounding Manufacturing Plant (CMP) in Shanghai which compounds resins from the Ruwais plant specifically for the Asian automotive industry.
In line with Borouge mission, “Value Creation through people and Innovation” the Borouge Innovation Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for plastics processing & analysis and highly qualified international researchers & engineers. The Centre collaborates with the European innovation centres of Borealis and local & international educational institutions such as the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi to support its quest for innovative solutions and further develop the competence of polymer science in the UAE.
Our Innovation Centre in Sas Al Nakhl in Abu Dhabi serves as a focal point of innovation in the field of polymer development and application technology. It includes extensive laboratory and application development resources, supporting Borouge’s unique capability in providing expertise in polymer analysis, processing and application testing.
We maintain a well-spread and efficient Sales and Marketing network to meet the needs of our customers around the world such as Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Shanghai and Tokyo. This is further supported by our network of agents and distributors in other locations. Our Innovation Centre in Sas AI Nakhl in Abu Dhabi serves as a focal point of innovation in the field of polymer development and application technology.
Borouge has an Application Research & Development Centre based in Shanghai that collaborates with the Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi and local value chain partners to develop innovative applications for plastics in the region.