UAE’s Borouge supplies material for one of world’s largest water lines in Saudi

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Borouge, a UAE-based leading petrochemical company that provides innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions, has contributed its materials to build the Jubail-Riyadh water transmission line in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects.

The project, completed by Al Rashed Group, used Borouge’s Borcoat HE3450 materials for steel pipe coatings which are considered to be the best in class in the market due to their unique properties, extensive track record and long-lasting validity, meeting customers’ needs for various industrial projects.

The Jubail-Riyadh twin water transmission pipeline is 824-kilometer (km) long, consisting of two 88 inches of pipes each measuring 412 km in length, and capable of transporting 1.2 million cubic meters of potable water every day.

Khalfan AlMuhairi_Borouge's materials used for Saudi waterline project
Khalfan AlMuhairi
SVP – Regional MEAE

“Our ‘Made in UAE’ innovative solutions for safe, reliable and durable pipelines are carefully developed using unique proprietary advanced technologies to withstand long operational durations. Aiming to support our partners in meeting the unique challenges of various industries, we have been able to further develop our Borcoat system and actively find new solutions that contribute to protecting long steel water pipes to extend its validity.”

The project consists of three pumping stations and 14 steel water tanks located equally in Riyadh and Jubail cities, and each has a capacity of 170,000 cubic meters and a total capacity of 2.3 million cubic meters.

With its Borcoat polyethylene solutions as the best-in-class coating material solutions, Borouge has a more than 15-year record being a leader in the steel pipe coatings markets since 2005. Borouge’s Borcoat 3-layer polyethylene (3LPE) steel pipe coating solutions enable steel pipelines to have a long, reliable service life by providing long-term protection against external corrosion, mechanical impact, chemicals in soil, UV degradation during outside storage and extreme design temperatures.

Borouge’s innovative solutions were also used to coat the steel water pipeline which transfers desalinated water from the Ras Al Khair Integrated Water and Power Plant, 70 kilometers northeast of Jubail, to the city of Riyadh.

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