Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) has awarded a $111m deal to Germany’s Alpine Bau for the construction of non-process buildings, as part of its third phase of expansion at Ruwais in the Western Region.

The Borouge-3 expansion, already under way at Ruwais will increase total polyolefins production capacity by 2.5 million tonnes-a-year (t/y) to 4.5 million t/y by 2014, making the plant one of the largest basic plastics facilities in the world.

Four engineering and construction firms were dude to submit bids for a planned $200m specialist plastics plant in Ruwais on 17 January.

Alpine’s first deal in the UAE came in 2006, as a joint venture with the local Belbadi Engineering to build a $82m cricket stadium at Dubai Sports City. It has also built a number of hospitals and health care centres in Al-Ain (MEED 10:3:06).

Borouge is a joint venture of state-upstream operator, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Vienna-based plastics maker Borealis.