Borouge - Borouge 4 Petrochemical Complex

General Information
Owner Abu Dhabi Polymers Co
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE
Status --
Sector Chemical, Production, Petrochemical Plant
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $610m
Award Date December 2021
Completion Date October 2025
Last Updated On October 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 39496, 268570


Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd (Borouge) a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Austria’s Borealis is planning to construct Borouge IV complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

The project involves the construction of Borouge IV complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The complex will be located on a green field site at Ruwais, adjacent to the existing Borouge 1, Borouge 2 and Borouge 3 facilities.

The US$6530 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a mixed feed steam cracker with a capacity of 1.8 million tonne

2. Construction of derivative units

3. Construction of a polyolefin production unit

4. Construction of a non-polyolefin production unit

5. Construction of an oil-derivative feedstock unit

6. Construction of an offsite tanks

7. Construction of solid storage and handling facilities

6. Construction of related facilities

7. Installation of a 50ktpa 1-Butene unit

8. Installation of a 75ktpa unit for the production of high purity 1-Hexene unit

9. Installation of a Methyl Acetylene and Propadiene (MAPD) unit

10. Installation of a C4 hydrogenation unit

11. Installation of a Pygas 2-stages hydrogenation unit

12. Installation of a 124ktpa MTBE unit

Second Section

24 October 2021

The main contract tender is under evaluation for second cross-linkable polyethylene unit (XLPE 2) package.

07 September 2021

The commercial bid submission has taken place for Polymers Production Unit, Utilities & Offsites Packages and second cross-linkable polyethylene unit (XLPE 2) package Mixed Feed Cracker package. Amongst others, Samsung Engineering, L&T and Maire Tecnimont has submitted bids for the project.

24 August 2021

The commercial bid submission date has been further extended to August 29, 2021 on Borouge IV Petrochemical Complex: Mixed Feed Cracker (Source: MEED)

28 July 2021

The commercial bid submission has been extended to August 29, 2021 for Polymers Production Unit, Utilities & Offsites Packages and second cross-linkable polyethylene unit (XLPE 2) package. (Source: MEED)

07 July 2021

The commercial bid submission is due on July 28, 2021 on Borouge IV Petrochemical Complex: Mixed Feed Cracker. (Source: MEED)

14 June 2021

The commercial bid submission has been extended to the first week of July 2021 on Borouge IV Petrochemical Complex: Mixed Feed Cracker

04 May 2021

Technical bid submission took place on Polymer Production Unit package. L&T and Samsung amongst few others have submitted bids.

27 April 2021

The technical bid submission took place for U&O package and GS Engineering, L&T, Maire Tecnimont, Samsung, Sinopec, A JV of NPCC, Hyundai E&C and China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQCEC) have submitted bids.

22 April 2021

Technical bid submission took place on April 11, 2021 and commercial bid submission due on July 18, 2021 for the XLPE Unit 2 package. L&T amongst few other companies has submitted bids.

19 April 2021

The technical bid submission has been extended to April 27, 2021 for Polymers Production Unit and Utilities & Offsites Packages.

14 April 2021

The technical bid submission has been extended to April 18, 2021 for Package 1,2,3 and 4. (Source: MEED)

05 April 2021

ITB has been issued with the technical bid submission due on April 12, 2021 for all the packages. (Source: MEED)

25 March 2021

The bid submission has been extended to April 12, 2021 for the Utilities & Offsites Package. A JV of NPCC, Hyundai E&C and China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQCEC) is likely to submit bids.

01 March 2021

China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQCEC), GS Engineering, NPCC, L&T, Petrofac, Hyundai E&C, Maire Tecnimont, Samsung and Daewoo E&C are the PQ shortlisted companies on the Utilities & offsite package and the bid submission due on March 28, 2021.

05 February 2021

The main contract tender has been issued for the Utilities & Offsite package with the bid submission due in March 2021.

02 December 2020

ITB is not yet issued for Utilities & Offsite Package and the time frame for same is unknown at this juncture.

10 November 2020

ITB is not yet issued for Utilities & Offsite Package and expected to be issued by the end of November 2020.

23 September 2020

ITB is not yet issued for Utilities & Offsite Package and the time frame for same is unknown at this juncture.

18 August 2020

The clarification meetings are ongoing for Offsite and Utilities Package and expected to go on for a while as per the market sources. (Source: MEED)

06 August 2020

EOI submission has taken place on August 6, 2020 for Utilities & Offsites Package and Samsung Engineering, Hyundai E&C, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), CTCI Corporation, Archirodon, L&T Hydrocarbons, Dodsal, Tecnicas Reunidas, Petrofac amongst the few other's have submitted the EOI documents.

20 July 2020

Expression of Interest (EOI) has been issued with the submission due on July 30, 2020 for Utilities & Offsite Package. Samsung Engineering, Hyundai E&C, CCC, CTCI Corporation, Archirodon, L&T Hydrocarbons, Dodsal, Tecnicas Reunidas, Marie Tecnimont, Petrofac and Bilfinger Tebodin have received the EOI documents. ITB is expected to be issued by the fourth quarter of 2020 with the main contract award by the third quarter of 2021.

29 June 2020

FEED works are progressing as per the schedule and EOI is yet to be issued.

05 May 2020

FEED works are progressing as per the schedule and the time frame for completion is unknown at this juncture.

21 February 2020

Axens has been appointed as the technology provider.

14 January 2020

FEED works are underway and expected to complete by May or June 2020. ITB is expected to be issued by May 2020. (Source: MEED)

18 October 2019

FEED works have been commenced and progressing as per the schedule.

02 July 2019

Pre-FEED works are in nearing completion.

13 May 2019

FEED works are expected to commence soon and ITB is expected to be issued by the second quarter of 2020. (Source: MEED)

26 February 2019

Maire Tecnimont has been appointed as the FEED contractor. WorleyParsons and Technip are working as Project Management Consultant (PMC) and technical consultant.

10 February 2019

Tecnicas Reunidas, Wood Group and Maire Tecnimont have been emerged as the front-runners for FEED works. However, Tecnicas Reunidas is in the leading position. (Source: MEED)

18 January 2019

Pre-FEED works are underway and the time frame for completion is unknown at this juncture.

19 November 2018

Pre-FEED activities are on-going and FEED tender is not yet issued.

06 September 2018

Pre-FEED works are ongoing and the time frame for completion is unknown at this juncture.

23 July 2018

Pre-FEED works contract has been awarded to Advisian. (Source: MEED)

15 June 2018

The final investment decision on the project is yet to be made.

16 March 2018

The prefeed on the project is expected to be completed in 2- 3 months or within Q2 2018 on the project. The feed contract is expected to be awarded by late 2018. (Source: MEED)

27 December 2017

FEED and pre-feasibility studies were completed.

30 November 2017

FEED and pre-feasibility studies are underway.

30 November 2017

It is understood that an unidentified company is carrying out the pre feed designs for the project. We are working on identifying the company. Once we have got the information, we will list it on the profile The pre-feed is expected to be completed in 7 to 9 months.

18 July 2017

The pre-feed on the project is expected to be completed within 8 to 10 months. FEED process is expected to start by end 2018. (Source: MEED)

17 July 2017

Adnoc & Borealis have signed an agreement to review an extension of their joint venture beyond its first 30-year lifetime and will undertake the pre-feed (front end engineering and design) on the project. The project is expected to be completed by 2023 and will be integrated with Takreer refinery.

02 March 2017

Borealis is evaluating the feasibility study on the project. The study is expected to be completed within 12 to 18 months on the project.

01 January 2017

Borouge announced plans to build a Borouge 4 petrochemical complex.