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25.06.2020

Borealis and Borouge, through Water for the World, support project to provide sustainable water supplies to over 50,000 people in Greater Maputo, Mozambique

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The works carried out included constructing water supply networks using HDPE PE100 pipes, repairing existing water tanks, training the SSOs’ staff to manage, operate and maintain pipeline systems, and supporting FIPAG so it could more effectively monitor the water quality the SSOs deliver.

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Over 50,000 people in Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries, are benefiting from a project that has significantly improved the quality and reliability of their water supply. Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a long-standing partner for Water for the World, initiated and implemented the project as part of its wider programme in Mozambique. The project was financed by Borealis, through Water for the World, and delivered in conjunction with a range of partner organisations.

Key partners included FIPAG, Mozambique’s national water infrastructure owner; 16 small scale operators (SSOs), who run local water systems on FIPAG’s behalf and engage directly with the low-income consumers who receive the water supply services; and POLITEJO, which manufactured the HDPE pipes used to upgrade the network, employing Borealis’ PE100 material and Borouge, who supported the project by providing technical trainings.

The project took place in the Greater Maputo region of Mozambique, which incorporates the country’s two largest cities, Maputo and Matola. The works carried out included constructing water supply networks using HDPE PE100 pipes, repairing existing water tanks, training the SSOs’ staff to manage, operate and maintain pipeline systems, and supporting FIPAG so it could more effectively monitor the water quality the SSOs deliver.

In total, around 51,700 local residents now have a water supply that provides better-quality water, longer operating hours and reduced water losses. The system is also more resilient and requires less maintenance, helping to ensure improved services into the future.

Robin Bresser, Borealis’ Head of Marketing Pipe, says: “We are delighted to have been able to support this project. Using high-quality HDPE pipes made from our BorSafe™ PE100 material means that this upgraded system will last longer and need less maintenance than a system using PVC or metal pipes. This will help to ensure a sustainable water supply for local residents for years to come.”

Carla Costa, Mozambique Country Programme Manager at WSUP: “This vital project enables improved access to water for low-income residents in Mozambique’s major cities. The upgraded system, providing a more reliable supply of better-quality water, will make a material difference to local people’s quality of life.”
     
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Watch this video to learn more about this project.

This media release is available in English, and German language. Please find the mentioned language versions here.

Media contact:
Virginia Mesicek
Senior Manager a.i., External Communications
tel.: +43 1 22 400 772 (Vienna, Austria)
e-mail: virginia.mesicek@borealisgroup.com

About Borealis and Borouge
Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With its head office in Vienna, Austria, the company currently has around 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. Borealis generated EUR 8,1  billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 872 million in 2019. Mubadala, through its holding company, owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% belonging to Austria-based OMV, an integrated, international oil and gas company. Borealis provides services and products to customers around the world in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Borealis and Borouge aim to proactively benefit society by taking on real societal challenges and offering real solutions. Both companies are committed to the principles of Responsible Care®, an initiative to improve safety performance within the chemical industry, and work to solve the world’s water and sanitation challenges through product innovation and their Water for the World programme.

For more information visit:
www.borealisgroup.com
www.borouge.com
www.waterfortheworld.net
www.stopoceanplastics.com

BorSafe is a trademark of Borealis AG.

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