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本社 デンマーク・コペンハーゲン  Borealis Olefin/Polyolefin capacities

 

Noretyl : Hydro Polymers とのエチレンJV

Borealis to build new 350kt PE plant, to add 90kt PP in Austria 

First polypropylene product made from natural gas

Borealis to expand LLDPE capacity by 80kt/yr at Porvoo, Finland

Borealis expands polypropylene plant and Noretyl JV cracker in Norway

Borealis sells petrochemicals site in Portugal to Repsol YPF

1997/9 OeMV(オーストリア) と IPIC(アブダビ)、NesteのBorealis 持ち株を買収

1998/1/1 Borealis acquires PCD from OMV

2005/7 StatoilBorealis株をアブダビ/OMV(オーストリア)に売却

2005/10 Statoil finalises sale of Borealis

2006/3 Borealis confirms Bamble HDPE closure

2006/11 OMV announces 4 year investment programme in Bavaria of EUR 1.1 bn

      OMV: ethylene production by 110,000 tons per year to 450,000
           propylene production by 315,000 to overall 560,000 tons. a new metathesis plant

      Borealis330,000 ton polypropylene plant
            (capacities at Burghausen from 415,000 to 745,000 tons of polyolefin

      Ethylen Pipeline Süd

2006/9 OMV and Borealis celebrate joint investment in Austria 

      Borealis 350,000 tonnes per year Borstar® polyethylene plant
            Borstar polypropylene plant from 210,000 to 300,000 tonnes per year in Schwechat (Austria)

  OMV : ethylene capacity by 150,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes
        propylene capacity by 100,000 tonnes to 400,000 tonnes per year.

2006/12  OMV and IPIC to bundle chemistry activities into subsidiary Borealis

2007/1   Borealis invests EUR 90 million to further develop its polypropylene business

2007/3  Borealis announces EUR 370 million investment for 350,000 t/y LDPE plant

2007/6  Borealis sells its petrochemical business in Norway to Ineos

2008/8  三菱化学、Borealisと欧米での自動車産業向ポリプロピレンコンパウンドの相互委託契約を締結

2008/9  OMV and Borealis: Significant expansion of Burghausen site for leading position in petrochemical industry

2008/11 LyondellBasell grants Lupotech T license to Borealis

2009/10 Borealis acquires 24.9% of Nova from IPIC

2010/4 Grace and Borealis Sign Catalyst Agreement


同社の能力は以下の通り。(単位:千トン) 2006/11

  Austria Germany Italy  Belgium Finland Norway Sweden USA  Brazil
エチレン           330   225*   625    
プロピレン         480   230    40*   220    
PE   595   175     330*   330   270   600    
PP   435   240+     635   160   175      
Compounds    90     30   115         65   49
フェノール           130        

注 ・Norwayのエチレン、プロピレンはNorsk Hydro とのJVのNoretyl の同社持分
  ・他にベルギーにデュポンとのJV、
Speciality Polymers Antwerp (PE 125)
  ・2004年にポルトガルの
Borealis Polimeros LdaRepsolに売却(エチレン350、プロピレン 180、LDPE 145、HDPE 130)

  + 下記


2006/12/12 PRNewswire

Jacobs Receives Borealis Contract for Polymer Facility in Germany

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that a subsidiary company received a contract from Borealis to provide engineering, design, and construction management services for a polymer production facility in Burghausen, Germany.

Officials did not disclose the contract value for the new facility, which is scheduled for commissioning in 2007.

The 330 kton/a facility will use Borealis' proprietary Borstar(R) technology to produce polypropylene. Borealis is Europe's second largest manufacturer of plastics and a global leader in the industry. The Burghausen location is part of the firm's Hub Central Europe, one of four hubs that Borealis operates in Europe.


Manufacturing Sites http://www.borealisgroup.com/public/about/where/where_are_we.html

Finland
      
Porvoo    A fully integrated petrochemical complex located east of Helsinki is concentrating on manufacturing and selling petrochemical products such as olefins (ethylene, propylene and butadiene) phenol and aromates (acetone, benzene and cumene), as well as polyolefins polypropylene, polyethylene and compounding products.
Norway
Ronningen The Ronningen site southwest of Oslo produces PE, PP and compounded products. Ethylene and propylene feedstock is provided by a joint venture known as Noretyl.
Rafnes Noretyl AS
Sweden Stenungsund The site at Stenungsund north of Gothenburg is a fully integrated petrochemical complex. A unimodal PE plant is being upgraded with Borstar technology to a bimodal plant with a capacity of 225 KT annually.
Belgium Beringen Borealis Polymers N.V.
Located in the north-east of Belgium, this Borealis site produces PE, PP and compounds. Beringen houses technical support units for PP fibre and BOPP film applications, as well as support units for both PE and PP moulding.
Kallo Borealis Kallo N.V.
Borealis in Kallo produces PP includes also NSP Olefins, a former J/V with Shell until December 31, 2002. Borealis has in total a 480,000 t/a of propylene capacity.
Zwijndrecht Borealis Antwerpen Compounding N.V.
Zwijndrecht Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V.
Speciality Polymers Antwerp is a 50-50 joint venture between DuPont and Borealis. The company manufactures polyethylene at a 125.000 tonnes/year high pressure polyethylene plant.
Germany Burghausen Borealis Polymere GmbH
Borealis in Burghausen, east of Munich is a part of the "South East Bavarian chemical triangle". It produces both PE and PP. The site is a fully integrated part of Borealis in Austria.
Austria Schwechat Borealis GmbH
The Schwechat site near Vienna airport produces both PE, PP and compounds, and is Borealis' first commercial production site of Borstar PP. The new plant has an annual production capacity of 200 kilotonnes per year (KT/y). Start up was in May 2000.

2005/8/12 Platts
Borealis to increase LLDPE, PP capacity at Austria's Schwechat
LLDPE capability was set to rise by 350,000 mt/yr at a cost of Eur200-mil. Three existing lines with a total capacity of 200,000 mt/yr were to be mothballed, meaning the net gain in output at the site would be 150,000 mt/yr.
The company said capacity of the existing PP plant at the site, Borstar, would rise by 90,000 mt/yr to 300,000 mt/yr. The new capacity was due to come onstream in 2005.

Italy Monza Borealis Italia S.p.A
Compounding Unit
Portugal Sines Borealis Polimeros, Lda
The Sines site is a fully integrated petrochemical complex, producing both olefins and polyolefins, located near a small community south of Lisbon. The Technical Centre provides support to the PE and Pipe Business Units

Borealis sells petrochemicals site in Portugal to Repsol YPF

USA Rockport, N.J Borealis Compounds LLC
Borealis Compounds LLC is a materials specialist with a line for superclean cable insulation products, plus compounding units for other cable materials including carbon-filled semiconductor grades.
Brazil Sao Paolo Borealis-OPP
Borealis-OPP is a joint venture of Borealis (80%) and the Brazilian company Braskem S.A. (20%). The joint venture has taken over OPP
s (now Braskem) current 50,000 tonnes/year (t/a) compounding business and assets in Brazil, and is serving customers in the automotive and home appliances industries in South America.
Borealis-OPP has two production sites in Brazil: in Triunfo, with a capacity of 26,000 t/a; and in Itatiba, with a capacity of 24,000 t/a. The J/V employs approximately 130 employees.
U.A.E. Ruwais Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Limited (Borouge)
Borouge (Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd.) is the production company of a joint venture between
Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), owned 60% by ADNOC and 40% by Borealis.
The construction of the petrochemical complex in Ruwais, United Arab Emirates, was completed December 2001.
The site consists of an ethylene-based cracker with an annual output capacity of 600 KT and two polyethylene lines of 225 KT each which utilise Borealis' Borstar PE technology.
The complex will have approximately 400 employees.
http://www.borealisgroup.com/ 

 


Borealis takes its name from aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights.

The result of the merger of the petrochemicals and polyolefins businesses of Finland's Neste and Norway's Statoil

Borealis' main business is polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). We are one of the leading producers in Europe and also a significant supplier in key markets around the world. Our head office is in Denmark, just outside Copenhagen.

The Borealis Group produces over 3 million tonnes of PE and PP each year, and employs nearly 5,200 people. The output from our main manufacturing sites and compounding units is plastics raw material that can be found in thousands of everyday products from diapers, food packaging and houseware, to cars and trucks, pipes and power cables.

Borealis' foundation for growth is Borstar, an innovative technology developed by us which offers PE and PP materials that are stronger and more easily processed than conventional materials.


1994/3/1

BOREALIS STARTS UP ON MARCH 1
A New Star in the Petrochemicals Sky
   http://www.borealisgroup.com/public/news/press_releases/articles/article_195.html


The official start-up of Europe's newest major petrochemicals and polyolefins company, Borealis, took place today. The result of the
merger of the petrochemicals and polyolefins businesses of Finland's Neste and Norway's Statoil, Borealis represents the single most important step forward yet in the restructuring of the industry in Europe. Borealis is also the largest industrial merger between Nordic companies to date.


July 15, 2003 Financial Times

Austria/ new polyethylene plant and extra polypropylene capacity for Borealis.

Borealis has announced that it is to spend EUR 200 M on extra polyolefins capacity at Schwechat, Austria. A new 350,000 tonnes/y polyethylene plant is due online in 2005, using the Borstar process, enabling 3 older polyethylene production lines to be closed. The capacity of a polypropylene plant on the site is to be increased by 90,000 tonnes/y.

 


2003/9/16 Borealis

First polypropylene product made from natural gas
   http://www.borealisgroup.com/public/news/press_releases/articles/2003_09_15_rex09_MTP.html

As a result of co-operation between Lurgi, Statoil and Borealis, the worlds first Borstar® polypropylene cups have been created using propylene from Lurgis new MTP® (Methanol-to-Propylene) process.

 


Platts 2003/10/22

Borealis to expand LLDPE capacity by 80kt/yr at Porvoo, Finland

Scandinavian polyolefin producer, Borealis, would increase its linear low density polyethylene production capacity at its Porvoo facility, Finland, by 80,000 mt/yr, a company source said Tuesday.


2004/6/17 Borealis

Borealis expands polypropylene plant and Noretyl JV cracker in Norway
http://www.borealisgroup.com/public/news/press_releases/articles/Rex06_2004_Borealis_expansion_in_Norway.html

Borealis will expand its Noretyl ethylene cracker, a 50:50 joint venture with Hydro Polymers at Rafnes with 100,000 tonnes, and debottleneck its own polypropylene plant at Ronningen. The two Norwegian projects will be completed in the autumn of 2005.

The annual
polypropylene production capacity will increase from 105,000 to 175,000 tonnes.


Noretyl AS    http://www.noretyl.com/engelsk/index.htm

Noretyl AS owns and operates the Ethylene plant (cracker) at Rafnes*. The Ethylene plant started up in 1977.
(* adjacent to Hydro Polymers' Rafnes plant)
Noretyl AS was established 1. January 2001 and is owned by Hydro and Borealis with 50% each. The owners are responsible for providing feedstock and selling products. The mainproducts are used as raw materials in the owners production of VCM, polyethylene and polypropylene.

Feedstock: Ethane, propane and butane
Main products: Ethylene and propylene
Capasity: 450 000 tons ethylene and 68 000 tons propylene per year
By-products: Crude C4's pyrolysis gasoline and pyrolysis oil
Employees: 165


2004/10/8 Borealis

Borealis sells petrochemicals site in Portugal to Repsol YPF
http://www.borealisgroup.com/public/news/press_releases/articles/2004_10_08_Sinces_Oct8_2004.html

Repsol YPF announced that its Chemicals Division has signed an agreement with Borealis A/S to purchase Borealis Polimeros Lda. that includes all assets of the petrochemical complex at Sines, Portugal. The completion of the transaction is subject to authorisation by the European Commission.

Based on 2003 capacities, the site comprises a cracker with a volume of approximately
350,000 tonnes of ethylene and 180,000 tonnes of propylene and two polyethylene plants, a low density plant with a production capacity of 145,000 tonnes and a high density plant of 130,000 tonnes.

This agreement strengthens Repsol YPF
s strategic lines and allows for new development in two core businesses, olefins/base petrochemicals and polyolefins. This purchase gives Repsol YPF stronger presence in European markets and complements its product portfolio with new applications currently not manufactured at the Puertollano and Tarragona complexes in Spain.

The implication of this deal is a 38% increase in Repsol YPF
s cracker production capacity. In addition, it means a 28% increase in production capacity in total polyolefins and a 55% increase in polyethylene.

Following the signing ceremony, Ramon Blanco, Repsol YPF
s Chief Operating Officer, noted, This acquisition reflects the importance to Repsol YPF of its Portuguese clients and it highlights the increasing economic exchanges between both countries and the strength of their mutual business activities.

Borealis is a leading, innovative provider of plastics solutions with main production sites in Europe and the Middle East. John Taylor, BorealisChief Executive, commented that, This divestment will allow us to concentrate on our four major European sites: Austria, Belgium, Finland and Scandinavia, thus strengthening competitiveness and sustaining future growth.Iberia remains an important market for Borealis and it will maintain its Customer Service Centre in Barcelona.

This agreement is in line with both companies
strategies, enhancing competitiveness and improving efficiency, in a challenging plastics industry environment.

Borealis Olefin/Polyolefin capacities pre/post Portuguese divestment (Kt p.a.)

  Current 2004 Post deal

Ethylene

1,535

1,185

Propylene

634

454

LD

895

755

LLD/HD

1,320

1,190

(PE)

(2,215)

(1,945)

PP

1,459

1,459

Total PO

3,674

3,404

Notes
Data refers to end 2003 capacity to align with EU commission submission.
Figures not updated for expected 2004 changes.


1997/9 OeMV(オーストリア) と IPIC(アブダビ)、NesteのBorealis 持ち株を買収

OeMV(オーストリア) と IPIC(アブダビ) は,フィンラン ドの Neste Oy が Borealis に保有していた50%の権益を1997年9月に買収(各25%)した。なお,Neste は現在,フィンランドの Fortum グルー プの一員になっている。

1997/9/15 Borealis

Borealis plans to acquire PCD, welcomes new owners
http://www.borealisgroup.com/public/news/press_releases/articles/article_44.html

Borealis, Europes leading producer of polyolefins plastics, today announced plans to acquire PCD of Austria. According to the memorandum of understanding, Borealis will acquire PCD from its current owner, OMV, as of January 1, 1998. The acquisition is related to another move announced today regarding the future ownership structure of Borealis.

Neste has disclosed plans to sell its 50% shareholding in Borealis to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi, and OMV, the integrated Austrian oil and gas company. IPIC and OMV will each have a 25% shareholding; Statoil will retain its 50% shareholding. With some 1,000 employees, PCD produces approximately 445,000 t/a of polyethylene and 410,000 t/a of polypropylene at sites in Austria and Germany.

IPIC (International Petroleum Investment Company)

IPIC was created in 1984 as a 50-50 venture between ADIA and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) to focus on oil-related acquisitions overseas.

ADIA:Jointly owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) , the company is now one of the leading Gulf based financial institutions.

  


2005/6/30 Borealis

Change in Borealis ownership structure underpins future growth
http://www.borealisgroup.com/public/news/press_releases/articles/2005_06_30_Borealis_ownership_structure.html

The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and OMV Aktiengesellschaft of Austria have announced today their agreement to purchase Statoils 50% shareholding in Borealis A/S.

As a result, the new Borealis ownership will be
65% IPIC and 35% OMV. Statoil will continue as a major long-term feedstock supplier to Borealis.

Borealis is also joint owner with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company of the Borouge polyolefins company in Abu Dhabi.

Coincidentally Borealis has anounced a Eur 36 million investment at its Porvoo site in Finland where ethylene capacity will increase from 330,000 to 380,000 tonnes and propylene from 200,000 to 223,000 tonnes in 2007.


2005/10/14 Statoil

Statoil finalises sale of Borealis
Stock market announcement
http://www.statoil.com/STATOILCOM/SVG00990.nsf/UNID/41256A3A0055DD32C1257099003B29B9?OpenDocument&kat=nyhet

Statoil ASA has closed the sale of its 50 per cent holding in the Borealis petrochemicals group.

Statoil has received EUR 1 billion (NOK 7.8 billion) for the transaction which gives a book profit of NOK 1.5 billion.

The buyers, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and OMV Aktiengesellschaft, which earlier together owned 50 per cent of the petrochemicals group, now own 65 per cent and 35 per cent respectively.

Statoil has long-term agreements to supply Borealis with feedstock from the Norwegian continental shelf.


British Plastics & Rubber 2006/3/10

Borealis confirms Bamble HDPE closure

Borealis today confirmed that its 110,000 tonnes HDPE plant at Bamble in Norway will close later this year, as expected from the company's announcement at the beginning of February. Around 100 employees will be affected by the closure.
A statement from Borealis says: 'Our aim is to now focus on improving the competitiveness of our low density polyethylene and polypropylene plants in Bamble in synergy with the total operations of hub Scandinavia and on cost competitive feedstock opportunities in the region. This is a further step by Borealis to strengthen its European operations.'


2006/12/28 OMV

OMV and IPIC to bundle chemistry activities into subsidiary Borealis

OMV and IPIC intend to incorporate their holdings in AMI Agrolinz Melamine International into their joint subsidiary Borealis within the first half of 2007
Changes in the AMI Supervisory Board as of 1 January 2007
OMV continues to focus on core business

OMV, Central Europe's leading oil and gas group, continues to focus on its core business: Exploration & Production, Refineries & Marketing and Gas. In this context OMV, together with its core shareholder IPIC, is planning on incorporating
AMI Agrolinz Melamine International GmbH (AMI), one of the leading producers internationally of melamine and plant nutrients, into Borealis. OMV and IPIC each hold 50% of AMI. The final decision will be made in the course of the first half of 2007. Borealis is Europe's second largest producer of plastics and is headquartered in Vienna. As a holding company, Borealis will provide excellent support for AMI's further international expansion. AMI's headquarters will remain in Linz (Upper Austria).

For OMV this has the advantage that its strategic focus on its core business will be further strengthened, while at the same time OMV will profit from the growing plastics market enhanced by the assets of AMI via its investment in Borealis. Overall, this measure constitutes the last step in AMI's strategic repositioning, which
started in May 2005 with IPIC's acquisition of 50% of the company.

The establishment of a
production facility for melamine in Ruwais- also located in Abu Dhabi - is being pursued by AMI and ADNOC. This site will have an annual capacity of 80,000 tons. In 2005 the AMI Group had a workforce of around 1,000 and sales of EUR 470 million. Borealis had sales of EUR 4.8 bn and a workforce of 4,543.


AMI Agrolinz Melamine International GmbH
http://www.agrolinz.com/asp/frameset.asp?MMARK=PRESSENTRY_EN&COID=535982&MVER=EN

AMI Agrolinz Melamine International GmbH is a 50% owned OMV and IPIC (International Petroleum Investment Company) subsidiary, which upgrades natural gas into high-value agricultural and industrial raw materials. The company's main products are melamine and plant nutrients. In the melamine sector, AMI is the market leader in Europe and the global number two. It also occupies a leading ranking in the plant nutrients market in the Danube region.

The AMI Group consists of the core companies
AMI Agrolinz Melamine International GmbH, located in Linz (A), the fully owned subsidiary Agrolinz Melamine International Italia S.r.l., based in Castellanza (I), the Agrolinz Melamine International Deutschland GmbH located in Piesteritz / Saxony-Anhalt and the Trading Company for fertilizers LINZER AGRO TRADE GmbH, sales companies in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as the sales companies Agrolinz Melamine International North America Inc., Chicago, USA and Agrolinz Melamine International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Singapore. The AMI Agrolinz Melamine International Group has a workforce of around 1,000 and sales of EUR 394 million.

in May 2005 with IPIC's acquisition of 50% of the company.


Everything started with nitric acid !

Linz has been a location for large-scale, industrial chemicals production for 60 years.
The beginning was formed by Stickstoffwerke Ostmark AG (renamed in 1946 as Osterreichische Stickstoffwerke AG and in 1973 as Chemie Linz AG), which utilized the coke oven gas produced by the neighboring "Reichswerken Hermann Goring" iron and steel plant.

During the post-war economic boom, the plant gradually expanded its production. Fertilizer production developed into Agro-Chemie, which manufactured a wide range of agricultural pesticides, growth regulators and animal feed additives. Using nitrogen as a basis, Chemie Linz AG extended its program to include acrylonitrile, urea and melamine, for which a new and highly attractive process was created.

Furthermore, the Linz chemical industry attained an international standing in the area of organic chemicals. Pharmaceuticals also have long traditions in Linz. Apart from an extensive program of medicines, Chemie Linz AG developed an international business with active substances, intermediate products and fine chemicals.

Research and development was and is the core of company activities. In addition, application technology, project planning and realization, as well as certain engineering services are provided in the Linz Chemiepark. The result is a pool of experience and know-how, which now extends from basic products to performance chemicals.

Specialization and a concentration on core business are modern business maxims, which in combination with intensified competition have given the Upper Austrian chemicals industry location a completely new face. The Chemiepark has evolved from the multi-divisional Chemie Linz AG and now provides a home to around 40 companies, which take full advantage of the location synergies.


2007/1/15 Borealis

Borealis invests EUR 90 million to further develop its polypropylene business

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, will invest EUR 25 million to expand the capacity of its PP plant in
Porvoo, Finland, by 65,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) to 220,000 tpa by the end of 2008. The increased capacity will meet rapidly growing customer demand for innovative plastics solutions in the pipe and advanced packaging markets and better supply the developing Russian market.

The remaining Eur65 million would be spent on the extension of its product range at its units at Schwechat, Austria with a combined capacity of 435,000 mt/year.

Borealis recently announced that it is expanding its plant at Burghausen in Germany to manufacture 330,000 tpa Borstar(R) PP.

 


2007/3/21 Borealis

Borealis announces EUR 370 million investment for the wire and cable market

 Borealis invests EUR 370 million in its wire and cable business
 New 350,000 t/y low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant
 Modernisation and streamlining of compounding
 Shutdown of old 230,000 t/y high-cost polyethylene capacity

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, will invest EUR 370 million in Stenungsund, Sweden, enhancing its capability to provide advanced materials for the growing wire and cable market, as well as for the Nordic packaging market.

The project, due for completion at the end of 2009, includes
a new 350,000 t/y high-pressure LDPE plant, modernisation and streamlining of compounding, and related material handling facilities. 230,000 t/y of old, high-cost polyethylene capacity will be shutdown.


The total polyethylene capacity at Stenungsund will increase
from 580,000 t/y to 700,000 t/y, making it a leading world-scale facility for advanced infrastructure applications.


2007/6/5 Borealis      Ineos

Borealis sells its petrochemical business in Norway to Ineos

Sale of Norwegian polyolefins business and share in Noretyl gas cracker to Ineos
Creation of independent innovation company
Group support functions remain in Norway as a separate unit

Continuing with the restructuring of its Norwegian operations, Borealis AS announces that it has reached an agreement
to sell its petrochemical business in Bamble, Norway, to Ineos for EUR 290 million. It has also been decided to create a new independent innovation company to take over its innovation centre in Bamble and to retain the existing group support functions at the location as a separate unit.

The facilities sold to Ineos comprise a
175,000 tonne per year (t/y) polypropylene (PP) unit and a 140,000 t/y low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, as well as a 50% share of the 557,000 t/y Noretyl gas cracker. The polyolefin units manufacture plastics mainly for the growing moulding, film and fibre, and extrusion coating industries in Northern Europe.

  注 Borealis Home Page ではPE能力は270千トンとなっている。
      LDPE  140
      HDPE  130 →110 →閉鎖(検討)

     Noretyl        →Ineos 100%
      Borealis 50%    →Ineos
      Norsk Hydro 50% →Norsk HydroのHydro PolymerをIneos が買収 


2006/2/2 Borealis

Borealis evaluates possible closure of HDPE plant in Norway

The HDPE plant in Norway is one of three production units in Bamble, 160 kilometers southwest of Oslo. The plant started up in 1979 with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per year and after several debottleneckings, the capacity is today 110,000 tonnes per year. The main products are in the areas of blow moulding and rotomoulding e.g. materials for bottles and leisure boats.


2007/6/5 Ineos

The acquisition of Borealis AS follows the recent announcement made by INEOS Capital, to buy Norsk Hydro ASA's polymers business (Kerling) and completes the total purchase of the Noretyl cracker, a 50:50 Joint Venture between Norsk Hydro and Borealis AS. The opportunity to purchase both shareholding interests in the Noretyl cracker presents INEOS with unique benefits by bringing the businesses at Rafnes under a single ownership.

The acquisition of Borealis AS provides a complementary fit with its existing Olefins and Polyolefins portfolios, technology and expertise. It also improves integration into key feedstocks allowing the company to optimise across its existing assets in Scotland (Grangemouth), Benelux (Antwerp, Lillo and Geel), Germany (K
öln and Wilhelmshaven) and France (Lavéra) giving INEOS an extended geographic reach in European Markets.

 


2008/9/10 Borealis

OMV and Borealis: Significant expansion of Burghausen site for leading position in petrochemical industry

* OMV and Borealis invest EUR 840 mn in the expansion of their petrochemical production capacities
* Increase of ethylene production to 450,000 t per year; increase of propylene production to 560,000 t; increase of polypropylene production to 570,000 t
* New plants successfully on stream with the implementation of the innovative Borstar(R) and metathesis technologies
* Expansion of polypropylene capacities to address growing demand for advanced packaging products and medical applications
* Inauguration Ceremony on September 10, 2008 under the patronage of Emilia Muller, State Minister of Bavaria for Economy, Infrastructure, Transportation and Technology
 

   2006/11/10 OMVとBorealis、オーストリアとドイツで石化増強


2008/11/10 Basell

LyondellBasell grants Lupotech T license to Borealis

Borealis AG has selected LyondellBasell
s Lupotech T technology for a new 350 KT per year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant; start-up is expected in 2013.

The location has yet to be decided. It is the second LyondellBasell license taken by Borealis in the past three years.


Apr 06, 2010 W.R.Grace

Grace and Borealis Sign Catalyst Agreement

W.R.Grace & Co. today announced a new multi-year agreement to supply polypropylene catalysts to Borealis AG, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The catalysts are used in the production of polypropylene, a plastic polymer that is a versatile substitute for wood, metal, glass and other plastics. Grace polypropylene catalysts are used to make specialty plastics for applications in automobile parts, household appliances and consumer product packaging.

"This agreement is a reflection of our ongoing strategic direction to expand into the polypropylene catalyst segment through greater collaboration with a technology leader," remarked Tony Dondero, Vice President and General Manager of Grace Davison Specialty Catalysts and Process Technologies. "We are working together to meet the growing demands for this versatile polymer."

"Borealis is an established industry innovator and we are extremely pleased to continue to expand our relationship," commented Greg Poling, Vice President of W. R. Grace & Co. and President of Grace Davison. "We look forward to developing new and next generation catalyst technologies and greater manufacturing capabilities with them."

Grace and Borealis have worked together for many years. In 2002,
Grace acquired Borealis catalyst manufacturing assets, including catalyst production facilities in Stenungsund, Sweden and catalyst manufacturing equipment located in Porvoo, Finland. Through that transaction and a related licensing agreement, Grace began to produce, market and sell Borealis' proprietary catalysts on a global basis.

Borealis is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of EUR 4.7 billion in 2009, customers in over 120 countries, and 5,200 employees worldwide, Borealis is owned 64% by the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and 36% by OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt. Borealis is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has production locations, innovation centers and customer service centers across Europe and the Americas. Through Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world's major oil companies, the company's footprint reaches out to the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Indian sub-continent and Africa. Established in 1998, Borouge employs approximately 1,400 people, has customers in more than 50 countries and its headquarters are in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Singapore. Today Borealis and Borouge manufacture 4.4 million tonnes of polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) per year. For more information visit: www.borealisgroup.com and www.borouge.com.

Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and other products to petroleum refiners; catalysts for the manufacture of plastics; silica-based engineered and specialty materials for a wide range of industrial applications; sealants and coatings for food and beverage packaging, and specialty chemicals, additives and building materials for commercial and residential construction. Founded in 1854, Grace has operations in over 40 countries. For more information, visit Grace's web site at
www.grace.com.

Grace has two operating segments, Grace Davison that provides specialty chemicals, materials and formulation technologies, and Grace Construction Products that produces specialty construction materials, systems and services that strengthen, enhance and protect structures.


2013/12/23  Borealis  

Borealis and First Energy Bank acquire 20.3% of Neochim AD

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, together with First Energy Bank of Bahrain, announced today that they have formed a joint venture in Bulgaria called FEBORAN AD. On December 21, 2013, FEBORAN purchased 20.3% of the shares of Neochim AD, a company listed on the Sofia stock exchange.

Neochim is Bulgaria’s leading producer and distributor of fertilizers and accounts for a significant share of Bulgaria’s ammonium nitrate output. Neochim is a publicly listed company under the Public Offering of Securities Act, and operates one ammonia plant, two nitric acid plants and an ammonium nitrate plant in Dimitrovgrad in southern Bulgaria.

“This investment is again in line with our strategy to grow our fertilizer business and to maintain our number one position in Central and Eastern Europe”, says Mark Garrett, Borealis Chief Executive. “First Energy Bank is a co-investor with sound financial credentials. This cooperation allows us to further strengthen our position in the growing Bulgarian market at a time when Borealis is investing into the integration of the recent acquisition GPN SA, now renamed Borealis Chimie SAS, in France.”

“We believe that fertilizers in Europe offer attractive business opportunities with further potential for growth particularly in Central and Eastern Europe,” explains Markku Korvenranta, Borealis Executive Vice President Base Chemicals. “Neochim is a well-managed dedicated fertilizer company with competitive plants and an advantageous logistics position. Borealis L.A.T will be distributing part of the production through its distribution network.”

“First Energy Bank welcomes the co-operation with Borealis in the joint investment in Neochim,” says Mohamed Ghanem, Chief Executive Officer, First Energy Bank. “This investment extends our investment portfolio both geographically into Europe and into a fast-growing market. Furthermore, it reinforces our strategy of participating in the energy sector and investing in a well established petrochemical entity in Bulgaria.”

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About First Energy Bank
First Energy Bank B.S.C.(c) (FEB) is an Islamic investment bank licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and headquartered in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The Bank focuses on investments in the production, transportation, storage and refining of hydrocarbons, as well as oilfield services and energy sector technologies. FEB also explores new opportunities to invest in the development of power generation capacity and renewable energy technologies.
FEB was established in June 2008, with an authorized share capital of US$2 billion, and a paid up capital of US$1 billion consisting of 1 billion ordinary shares each with a par value of US$1. The bank’s shareholders include a range of organizations and individuals with interests in the energy sector from the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Libya, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and other countries in the region.

About Neochim AD
Neochim AD is one of Bulgaria’s leading producers of fertilizers and organic and inorganic chemicals, accounting for the majority of the country’s ammonium nitrate output. Neochim is a public company under the Public Offering of Securities Act.


 
2014/8/7  Borealis

Borealis signs long-term ethane supply


Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has signed a 10-year agreement with Antero Resources to supply ethane from the United States for its flexible steam cracker in Stenungsund, Sweden. The project also includes a shipping agreement with Navigator Holdings and a related multi-million investment in an upgrade of the cracker and the construction of an ethane storage tank. The ethane supplied from the US complements the recently signed ethane supply contract with Statoil providing Borealis with an alternative attractive source of feedstock for its petrochemical plant in Sweden.

Supply and shipping agreements with Antero Resources and Navigator Holdings
Antero Resources will supply ethane originating from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations to Borealis in Stenungsund. The company has signed parallel fractionation, pipeline and terminal service contracts to enable free on board (FOB) delivery at the Marcus Hook terminal operated by Sunoco Logistics. The first delivery of ethane is planned for late 2016.

A related long-term shipping agreement has been signed with US-listed Navigator Holdings, one of the largest owners and operators within the handysize liquefied gas carrier segment. For this purpose, Navigator will build a new, 35000 cbm state-of-the-art ethane vessel equipped with dual fuel engines. The vessel will be among the most modern in the world and will ensure cost effective, safe and reliable transport of ethane to Stenungsund.

Related multi-million investment in Stenungsund

The ethane supply coming to Stenungsund by ship will be stored in a purpose-built, fully refrigerated ethane tank. A lump-sum turnkey agreement has been signed with TGE Gas Engineering GmbH to construct the tank. In parallel, Borealis will also upgrade its steam cracker to enable increased ethane cracking.

Borealis' cracker in Stenungsund is one of the most feedstock-flexible crackers in Europe. In addition to ethane, it can also crack naphtha, propane and butane. Stenungsund has significant liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage capacity, allowing the company to source LPG from various sources with vessel sizes ranging up to very large gas carriers.

"We need to take advantage of the significant shift in ethane availability triggered by the US shale gas boom," says Mark Garrett, Borealis Chief Executive. "In an increasingly challenging environment in Europe this is an exciting opportunity to increase the competitiveness of our integrated polyolefins business."

"The ethane contract with Antero Resources in combination with the recently renewed North Sea-based ethane contract with Statoil provides us with an ideal portfolio of sources balancing cost competitiveness and supply security," comments Markku Korvenranta, Borealis Executive Vice President Base Chemicals. "This contract and the related investments underline our commitment to further strengthen our monomer position in Europe."

Note to editors

Borealis' olefins and polyolefins portfolio in Europe is built around integrated crackers and derivative complexes in:

  • Porvoo, Finland
  • Stenungsund, Sweden
  • Kallo, Belgium
  • Schwechat, Austria
  • Burghausen, Germany

Borealis' Polyolefins capabilities position the company among the leading and most innovative suppliers to the polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) market in Europe.

 


 
2014/9/1 Borealis 

Borealis acquired full ownership of Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V.

Borealis, a leading provider in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of DuPont Holding Netherland B.V. shares of Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V.

Previously, Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V., located in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp, Belgium) was a joint venture between DuPont Holding Netherlands B.V. (67%), Borealis Polymers N.V. and Borealis Kallo N.V. (together 33%).

"The acquisition of the full ownership of Speciality Polymers Antwerp is in line with our strategy to grow our polyolefin business in specific market areas", says Mark Garrett, Borealis Chief Executive. "Acrylate copolymers, which are part of a broader portfolio of specialty polymers produced at Speciality Polymers Antwerp, are an important building block for our value-added products sold into our core Energy & Infrastructure market."

Under the new arrangement, DuPont will continue to serve the market with ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and acrylate copolymers and Borealis will supply DuPont with ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and acrylate copolymers from the Specialty Polymers Antwerp facility.

Borealis intends to fully integrate the new site and its employees into the Borealis organisation. The company will start the full integration of the site and its activities, a process in which safety and business continuity will be key.


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"The acquisition of the full ownership of Speciality Polymers Antwerp is in line with our strategy to grow our polyolefin business in specific market areas", says Mark Garrett, Borealis Chief Executive. "Acrylate copolymers, which are part of a broader portfolio of specialty polymers produced at Speciality Polymers Antwerp, are an important building block for our value-added products sold into our core Energy & Infrastructure market."



October 3, 2000
Borealis, DuPont launch JV in Belgium; will produce high-pressure copolymers

Borealis, a leading polyolefin plastics producer, and DuPont have launched a manufacturing joint venture — Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V. — in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, to manufacture high-pressure copolymers. Terms were not disclosed.

The new company manufactures ethylene copolymers and polyethylene at an existing 125,000 ton/year plant formerly owned and operated by Borealis. In the new joint venture, Borealis retains a 50% stake in the Zwijndrecht facility, while DuPont, a global leader in specialty ethylene copolymers, acquires the other 50%. (その後、67%/37%に)

DuPont also acquires Borealis' current "Borflex" ethylene acrylate copolymer business and related technology. Borealis retains technology rights for its wire and cable compounds business.

"The joint venture and the Borflex business deliver quick growth and diversification of our ethylene copolymers in the European region," says Jerome Smith, president of DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (P&IP).

The investment demonstrates DuPont's intent to further develop the European ethylene copolymers market and to increase the company's regional production capacity, according to David McFall, P&IP's business director for Europe.

DuPont's investment will include further development of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and ethylene acrylate copolymer technology at the joint venture site to complement other strategic ethylene copolymer expansions and technology investments in North America and other regions.

From Borealis' standpoint, partnering with DuPont will help quicken realization of Borflex product potential in the marketplace, according to Staffan Lennstrom, executive vice president, Borealis Performance Products Division.

The existing Zwijndrecht manufacturing workforce now operates the facility as employees of Speciality Polymers Antwerp. The site's customers will be served by existing Borealis and DuPont marketing organizations.