Borouge products applied at Barakah Energy Plant contribute to UAE’s clean energy transition

The polymer grade from Borouge is the first in its class universal beyond North America

Borouge products applied at Barakah Energy Plant contribute to UAE’s clean energy transition

Borouge products applied at Barakah Energy Plant contribute to UAE’s clean energy transition

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions has contributed to the safe and reliable infrastructure of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, through its ‘Made in UAE’ polyolefin solutions, according to the company’s CEO, Hazeem Sultan Al Suwaidi.

In an announcement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Al Suwaidi detailed that the polymer grade from Borouge is the first in its class universal beyond North America, premeditated in accord to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), to be utilized for safety related channel in a nuclear plant.

The Barakah Nuclear Plant was planned in accordance with the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR) regulations, the international excellence of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and other world-wide nuclear energy organizations.

To advance the cooling system at Barakah Plant, pre-compounded polyethylene polymers (PE100) from Borouge were used to produce pressure pipes by Union Pipes Industry, a manufacturer of large diameter pipes, Al Suwaidi said.

Al Suwaidi added that the pressure pipes are essential to the cooling of the nuclear reactors and fuel assemblies. The superior grade made using proprietary Borstar technology from Borealis, is a corrosion and chemical resistant pressure pipe compound, capable of resisting natural disasters, and challenging industrial conditions that vary from elevated levels of impact to abrasions and stress cracking.

Borouge’s commitment

The pressure pipes were entirely manufactured in the UAE, demonstrating Borouge’s commitment to promoting the country’s industrial growth, economic diversification, UAE In-Country Value, and reinforcing the nation’s position as a highest manufacturer of high quality and innovative industrial solutions, Al Suwaidi emphasised.

Al Suwaidi said that the team is pleased that Borouge has accomplished through the qualification of its material for critical projects such as the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. As a UAE industrial champion, the company considers that this would unlock novel prospects for them and their pre-compounded PE100 piping solutions in both the regional and international nuclear energy industry.

On completion, The Barakah Plant, created by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), would supply enough clean electricity to meet 25 percent of the UAE’s electricity requirements and is already the leading source of clean electricity in the region.

Once all four units are operational, the plant will avert 22.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions, the leading cause of climate change per annum.

About Borouge

Borouge is a leading contributor of innovative and distinguished polyolefin solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s foremost oil and gas businesses and a leading differentiated energy and petrochemicals unit. Borouge is owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Austria based Borealis, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers, and the mechanical recycling of plastics.

Borouge is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with an innovation centre in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and a manufacturing plant in Ruwais, a marketing centre in Singapore and an application centre and a compounding plant in Shanghai. Borouge has recruited more than 3,000 people with over sixty nationalities, serving customers in 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Production capacity

In 2010 Borouge augmented the annual production capacity of its plant in Abu Dhabi to two million tonnes. Borouge owns and runs one of the world’s biggest integrated polyolefin complexes, with a drive to accomplish 6.4 million tonnes production capacity by 2025.

The company is mounting its logistics and commercial network in the Middle East and Asia. It ensures that their customers throughout the value chain can rely on differentiated products and reliability of supply focused on their company mission, Value Creation through Innovation.


Borouge is committed to the principles of sustainability and is a signatory of the chemical industry’s Responsible Care Global Charter. Simultaneously with Borealis, Borouge is proactively tackling the world’s water and sanitation challenges through the Water for the World initiative.

​Borouge is playing its part in guiding the petrochemicals industry transition towards more sustainable solutions.

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