Borouge’s Pipe Solutions were used to Develop the Cooling System of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Reactor

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions has contributed to the safe and reliable infrastructure of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, through its ‘Made in UAE’ polyolefin solutions, according to the company’s CEO, Hazeem Sultan Al Suwaidi.

In an announcement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Al Suwaidi detailed that the polymer grade from Borouge is the first in its class universal beyond North America, premeditated in accord to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), to be utilized for safety related channel in a nuclear plant.

The Barakah Nuclear Plant was planned in accordance with the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR) regulations, the international excellence of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and other world-wide nuclear energy organizations.

To advance the cooling system at Barakah Plant, pre – compounded polyethylene polymers (PE100) from Borouge were used to produce pressure pipes by Union Pipes Industry, a manufacturer of large diameter pipes, Al Suwaidi said.

Al Suwaidi added that the pressure pipes are essential to the cooling of the nuclear reactors and fuel assemblies. The superior grade made using proprietary Borstar technology from Borealis, is a corrosion and chemical resistant pressure pipe compound, capable of resisting natural disasters, and challenging industrial conditions that vary from elevated levels of impact to abrasions and stress cracking.

Borouge’s commitment

The pressure pipes were entirely manufactured in the UAE, demonstrating Borouge’s commitment to promoting the country’s industrial growth, economic diversification, UAE In – Country Value, and reinforcing the nation’s position as a highest manufacturer of high quality and innovative industrial solutions, Al Suwaidi emphasized.

Al Suwaidi said that the team is pleased that Borouge has accomplished through the qualification of its material for critical projects such as the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. As a UAE industrial champion, the company considers that this would unlock novel prospects for them and their pre-compounded PE100 piping solutions in both the regional and international nuclear energy industry.

On completion, The Barakah Plant, created by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), would supply enough clean electricity to meet 25 percent of the UAE’s electricity requirements and is already the leading source of clean electricity in the region.

Once all four units are operational, the plant will avert 22.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions, the leading cause of climate change per annum.