Axens is awarded a licensing contract for Borouge 4 project in UAE 13.01.2020
The Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd (Borouge), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria-based Borealis, has awarded the France-based Axens a licensing contract to supply a MTBE unit coupled with 1-Butene production unit and 1-Hexene unit for the Borouge 4 project in Ruwais-Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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Axens will provide the following technologies:
✅ A 124ktpa MTBE and a 50ktpa 1-Butene unit
✅ A 75ktpa unit for the production of high purity 1-Hexene through ethylene trimerisation (AlphaHexol™)
✅ Downstream the new steam cracker: a Methyl Acetylene and Propadiene (MAPD) hydrogenation unit, a C4 hydrogenation unit and a Pygas 2-stages Hydrogenation unit.
The scope of Axens’ work includes the supply of process books, catalysts & adsorbents, proprietary equipment, trainings and technical services.