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Petrochemical company Borouge, which is in charge of the construction of Borouge 4 on behalf of its owners Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis, announced 50% completion of the project on Monday.

Considered one of the largest ongoing industrial projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the project will include the installation of the world's largest and first-ever UAE-built Borstar gas phase reactor.

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, minister of industry and advanced technology of the UAE, managing director and group CEO of ADNOC and chairman of Borouge, visited the project site to check its progress alongside Borouge CEO Hazeem Sultan Al Suwaidi.

Al Suwaidi explained that this project is important for both Borouge and UAE's industrial sector development.

"The project, which is over halfway completed, will not only boost our production capacity, and mark our facilities at Al Ruwais Industrial City in Al Dhannah as the largest single-site polyolefin complex but also enhance our ability to deliver product innovation and value to customers across the high-growth markets we serve," he said, according to WAM.

"As one of the UAE's largest industrial projects, it is already delivering significant economic impact, with considerable orders placed with UAE manufacturers and a strong target ICV score," he said.

The CEO of Borouge noted that the petrochemical company "plays its part in driving 'Make it in the Emirates,' the project has emerged as a pivotal catalyst for the UAE's industrial growth, while also supporting the nation's initiatives towards decarbonization and energy efficiency."

Sultan Zaid Al Shehhi, director of the Borouge 4 project, was also present at the site. He said the project's scale shows the strength of the UAE's industrial sector and Borouge's ability to collaborate with partners.

He then emphasized that the company has worked with both large and small manufacturers and suppliers from the Middle Eastern country to boost ICV and fast-track the delivery of this strategic growth project.

"The project, which will require over 100 million manhours to deliver, remains on track to be completed by the end of 2025 — a testament to Borouge's excellence in execution capabilities," he added.

Al Shehhi also disclosed that more than 20,000 people work on the site during peak time, noting that the company has maintained a "resolute focus on health and safety without compromising on the quality of execution and speed of delivery."