Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) has awarded Cyprus-based Hyperion Systems Engineering an information technology deal covering for its third-phase expansion due at the end of 2013.

Hyperion will provide information technology  strategy and front-end engineering and design (feed) to support the company’s expansion at its Ruwais complex, 240 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi.

The value of the contract was not revealed. The deal is part of a third phase of expansion for Borouge, a joint venture of state-upstream operator, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Vienna-based plastics maker Borealis. 

Hyperion is executing the IT feed project in cooperation with India’s Infosys Corporation which acts as the subcontractor for the IT Strategy component.

In January, Borouge awarded the last of a series of enigneering deals for its third-phase expansion to South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction to build a cross-linkable polyethylene (XLPE) plant with a capacity of 80,000 tonnes a year (t/y). The expansion will increase total plastics production by 2.5 million t/y to 4.5 million t/y by 2014 (MEED 27:1:11).