Borouge, a leading petrochemicals company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions for infrastructure, energy, packaging, mobility, healthcare and agriculture applications is executing in collaboration with Utico the largest 55km PE100 water transmission pipeline project in the GCC, connecting four emirates Ras Al Khaimah, Um Al Quwain, Ajman, and Sharjah. Borouge provided Utico, with a group of its creative polyethylene solutions to make pipes for the water transmission pipeline project. The 55km pipeline with a peak capacity of 50 MIGD will use pipes of diameters ranging from 1,200mm to 1,400mm diameter to serve up to 900,000 people. Utico chose Borouge’s BorSafe HE3490-LS and HE3490-LS-H grades for the production of the pipeline, which is both the longest and largest diameter PE100 water transmission pipeline in the region.
Ahmed Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President Regional MEAE, Borouge, said, “We are pleased that our innovative solutions are being used by Utico, one of our key technical partners in the UAE, for their ground-breaking water transmission pipeline. This is a real testament that our solutions are reliable, sustainable and create value to businesses across the value chain.”
Abdulatif AlMulla, Board Director of Utico, highlighting the strong partnership with Borouge, said, “Both companies are aiming to push the technical limits of infrastructure projects carried out in the country. Due to the large diameter, the wall thickness of the 1,400mm SDR13.6 pipes is 103mm, the highest transmission pipe wall thickness that has been produced in the region. They could only be produced using the extra low sag variant of Borouge’s BorSafe HE3490-LS-H grade.”
The 55km of pipes and fittings were produced by two of Borouge’s leading UAE customers, namely Cosmoplast and Union Pipes Industry (UPI). Cosmoplast produced the majority of the pipeline length, whilst UPI produced the larger diameter pipes.