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October 26, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:35pm

Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Complex, UAE

By Carmen

Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The complex started commercial operations in 2001 and currently has an active annual capacity of 9.39mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 13.77mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Abu Dhabi Polymers and Abu Dhabi National Oil.

Key Products Capacity – Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, polyethylene, polypropylene, propylene, and butene-1.

Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 38.3% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 3.6mtpa, followed by polyethylene and polypropylene with 27.4% (2.57mtpa) and 18.7% (1.76mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with some of the key upcoming plants including Abu Dhabi National Oil CEPSA JV Ruwais Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) Plant (0.15mtpa), Abu Dhabi National Oil Ruwais Methanol Plant (0.6mtpa), Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Ethylene Plant 4 (1.8mtpa), Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Polyethylene Plant 3 (0.7mtpa), and Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Polyethylene Plant 4 (0.7mtpa).

The complex also includes Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Benzene Plant, and Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) Ruwais Butadiene Plant for which the capacity information is not available/reported.

About Abu Dhabi Polymers

Abu Dhabi Polymers Co Ltd (Borouge) is a chemical company. It manufactures and sells different types of polyethylene, polyolefins, cross-linked polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics. The company provides plastic solutions for rigid plastic applications such as healthcare, boxes, trays, pallets, bottles, and caps and closures. It also provides e-services including product data sheets and e-procurement services to service providers. Borouge’s products find application in advanced packaging, pipe systems, automotive components, wire and cable, healthcare, fibres, industrial and agriculture. It markets products under the brand names Borstar and Borlink. The company operates in the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. Borouge is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

About Abu Dhabi National Oil

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) is an integrated national oil and gas group. It operates across the entire hydrocarbon value chain, ranging from exploration, production, storage, refining and distribution, to the development of a wide-range of petrochemical products. The company product portfolio includes crude oil and condensates, petroleum products, gas and Sulphur, ADNOC is controlled and supervised by The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC). The company also manufactures urea, nitrogen and liquid oxygen. It also provides sour gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and polyolefins. Its oil, gas, refined products and petrochemicals are marketed in six continents. ADNOC is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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