Technip Energies has been awarded a substantial Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract in consortium with TARGET Engineering by Abu Dhabi Polymers co. Ltd. (Borouge), a joint venture between ADNOC and Borealis, for the construction of a new Ethane Cracker Unit, to be integrated in the Borouge 4 petrochemical complex in Ruwais, UAE.

The contract was signed by H.E Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Polymers Co Ltd. (Borouge), and Technip Energies CEO Arnaud Pieton, in presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron during the French delegation’s visit to the UAE.

This EPC contract covers the delivery of a new Ethane Cracker Unit, in excess of 1,500 KTA, based on proprietary Technip Energies technology. The new Borouge 4 complex will be located in the Ruwais Industrial Area in Abu Dhabi. It is considered as one of the major strategic projects to enable ADNOC to meet its target growth, which would sustain its current market share in the growing polyolefin market.

This award follows the successful execution of FEED competition, reflecting Technip Energies’ selective approach to be involved at a very early stage of any development and TARGET growth strategy to cooperate with major international contractors for projects in the country.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, stated: “We are extremely honoured to have been selected by Borouge both as technology provider and EPC contractor and reconfirms Technip Energies long-standing leadership in ethylene and technology integration projects execution. This award also represents an appreciation of our strong historical presence in Abu Dhabi for over four decades and our commitment to enhancing In-Country Value. The Borouge team competencies and knowledge of olefins plants together with Technip Energies expertise in technology and projects execution led to effective design and optimised project economics. We will also evaluate the carbon footprint of the Borouge 4 Ethane Cracker in order to minimise future CO2 emissions, reflecting Borouge and Technip Energies ambition to accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon future.

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