Borouge inaugurates training centre in Ruwais

Borouge leads the way in skills training with new facility

Abdulaziz Alhajri CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge).
Abdulaziz Alhajri CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge).

Borouge, plastics producer, officially inaugurated on 6 October 2013 its new Training Centre in Ruwais.

This new facility aims to provide technical support and talent development to its employees thereby enhancing the Company’s commitment to the sustainable development of its workforce, the petrochemical industry and the region.

The inauguration ceremony of the new high-tech training facility was attended by H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi Director General Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Mark Garrett CEO Borealis, Rashed Saud Al Shamsi Petrochemicals Director ADNOC, Abdulaziz Alhajri CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), Wim Roels CEO Borouge’s Marketing & Sales Company, Board Members from Borouge as well as senior representatives from ADNOC and its Group of Companies and other dignitaries.

“One of the fundamental pillars of the UAE’s economic development initiatives is the investment in human capital,” said H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi Director General ADNOC.

“The establishment of this impressive training centre will enable Borouge to provide advanced specialised training for Emiratis and other employees, thereby equipping them with world class skills, knowledge and experiences needed to succeed in the rapidly growing petrochemical industry.”

H.E. stressed the importance of arming UAE nationals with comprehensive technical knowledge and professional training. “By providing our talents with sophisticated tools and facilities, like the Borouge Training Centre, UAE nationals can enhance their learning capabilities and acquire the necessary skills to contribute to the sustainable development of the industry and Country as a whole.”

“There is an increasing need in the UAE for technically trained professionals who are able to handle industrial and technical applications,” said Abdulaziz Alhajri CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge). “The opening of Borouge’s new training centre will help in achieving this goal as it will provide the market with skilled and talented professional workforce.”

“We are setting ourselves on the right course to take on the challenges of the future. The inauguration of the training centre is in line with our strategic plans as we are actively looking to attract the best talents in the market for several opportunities at Borouge.”

Borouge is currently expanding the annual capacity of its plastics manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi from 2 to 4.5 million tonnes per year to meet the growing demands of the infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging markets in the Middle East and Asia. Based on the need to ship up to 1,100 containers every week from Borouge’s production plant in Abu Dhabi, further expansions to increase the efficiency of the global logistics supply chain network are planned for 2014.

Borouge’s new Training Centre, the first of its kind in Ruwais, was completed in July 2013 with excellent HSE performance, recording ZERO lost time injury (LTI) incidents. The state-of-the-art facility features five briefing rooms (technical training, electrical and instrumentation, process olefins, process polyolefin and mechanical), six large classrooms, a high-tech computer-based training room (e-Learning, multimedia and HSE), two multifunction rooms and a general meeting room. Technical training is also provided in various disciplines including mechanics, machine condition monitoring, valve shop, electrics, control, warehousing, analyzing and fire gas technician process.

Established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis, Borouge is committed to providing innovative plastics solutions that address global challenges and contribute to sustainable development every step of the way.

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