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Borouge appoints RINA Services to certify quality, environment and energy management systems

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From the signing ceremony

From the signing ceremony

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, signed a contract with RINA Services, one of the oldest and most reputed international certification bodies, to audit and certify the Company’s quality, environment and energy management systems to ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards.

The three-year contract was signed by Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), and Stefano Bertilone, General Manager RINA Services Greece, Middle East and Africa, during a ceremony held at Borouge’s headquarters at the Shaikh Khalifa Energy Complex in Abu Dhabi.

The certification will cover the head offices of Borouge in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, the Company’s petrochemicals manufacturing facility in Ruwais which includes the world’s largest ethane cracker, Compounding Manufacturing Plant in Shanghai and a network of offices across the Asia Pacific region.

“Quality of management and production, minimising energy use and mitigating our environmental footprint are key values for Borouge, ” said Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge). “We are pleased to work with RINA to ensure we meet and maintain the highest possible global standards in these areas.”

“Our global network and extensive experience with auditing major companies will enable us to add real value to Borouge’s operations, ” said Stefano Bertilone, General Manager RINA Services Greece, Middle East and Africa. “Borouge is a leader in its field and we are delighted to support them.”

Borouge was established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions. It is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.

About Borouge
Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, Borouge is a groundbreaking joint venture at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.

With its base in the United Arab Emirates and Marketing & Sales head office in Singapore, Borouge employs more than 3, 000 people representing over 40 nationalities and serves customers in 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Building on the unique Borstar® and Borlink™ technologies and over 50 years of experience in polyolefins, Borouge provides innovative, sustainable and value creating plastics solutions for infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging applications that address global challenges such as climate change, food protection, access to fresh water, energy conservation, healthcare and waste management.

In 2010 Borouge tripled the annual production capacity of its plant in Abu Dhabi to 2 million tonnes, and with further expansion to 4.5 million tonnes in 2014, Borouge and Borealis will have a combined annual production capacity of approximately 8 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene.

Borouge is expanding its commercial and logistics network in the Middle East and Asia and investing in its Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi and R&D Application Centre in Shanghai. Focused on our company mission, Value Creation through Innovation, we ensure that our customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can rely on differentiated products and reliability of supply.

Borouge is committed to the principles of sustainability and is a signatory of the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® Global Charter. Together with Borealis, Borouge is proactively addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through the Water for the World™ initiative.

Visit www.borouge.com and see how we are Shaping the Future with Plastics.

Learn more about
Borouge at www.borouge.com
Borealis at www.borealisgroup.com
Water for the World at www.waterfortheworld.net

About RINA
RINA Services S.p.A. is the RINA Group’s company active in ship classification, testing, inspection and certification services. RINA Group is a multi-national group which delivers verification, certification, conformity assessment, ship classification, environmental enhancement, product testing, site and vendor supervision, training and engineering consultancy across a wide range of industries and services. RINA Group operates through a network of companies covering Marine, Energy, Infrastructures & Real Estate, Transport & Logistics, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Public Institutions and Business Governance. With a turnover of around 280 million Euros in 2012, over 2, 100 employees, and 150 offices in 53 countries worldwide, RINA Group is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards. www.rina.org

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