The Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) has started constructing the fifth polypropylene unit (PP5) at the Borouge 3 plant in Ruwais, Pipeline Oil & Gas Magazine reported.

The PP5 will produce 480,000 tons per year, increasing the facility’s capacity by more than 25% to reach 2.24 million tons per year.

The unit is being constructed by Italian engineering company Maire Tecnimont, and is expected to come on stream in Q3 2021.

“The start of construction of our new PP5 unit, in Ruwais, opens the door to a new era of growth and development at Borouge and underlines our leading position as a reliable provider of innovative petrochemicals and plastics solutions,” Borouge CEO Ahmed Abdulla said.