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Visitors to Wire & Cable India 2010 in Mumbai can experience first-hand why wire and cable manufacturers across the globe are choosing advanced insulation, semi-conductive and jacketing materials from Borouge and Borealis, leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions to the global wire and cable industry.


In addition to their stand at the exhibition, Borouge and Borealis will be presenting at the adjacent CII conference in Mumbai on November 18 and promoting their Visico solutions for low and medium voltage cables offering reduced complexity versus other silane crosslinking technologies.


Borouge and Borealis commit to the increasing global demand for XLPE through their current and future investments. Borealis’ high pressure LDPE (low density polyethylene) plant in Sweden was officially inaugurated in June 2010 and a similar plant producing 350,000 tonnes of LDPE per year will be built in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, as part of the Borouge 3 expansion project. This investment in LDPE production planned for the end of 2013 spearheads Borouge’s ability to also manufacture innovative XLPE solutions for the global wire and cable market.


At Wire & Cable India 2010, both companies will exemplify a number of customer projects, such as the cable project for Chennai’s 230 kV power distributions that demonstrate the benefits of their XLPE compounds.


Cable Corporation of India (CCI) chooses Superclean for Chennai’s 230 kV power distributions

When the city of Chennai, with a population of over 8.5 million people, required a new power supply line, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board turned to Cable Corporation of India (CCI) for production and installation support. To ensure the most effective distribution system in this busy city, project criteria included ensuring clean power delivery through an underground installation, with supply unaffected by environmental conditions over a long service lifetime.


Based on its extensive experience of Borealis’ and Borouge’s high purity cable solutions and the need for reliable performance, CCI selected Superclean™ insulation and Supersmooth™ semi-conductive XLPE materials for the 135.3km cable.


“This was the first prestigious EHV project in India over a long cable length,” comments Mr Nalge Gajanan, Senior Executive Vice President, Marketing CCI. “After some initial trials, it was clear that only with Superclean, could we achieve the reliability and stability of consistent quality for this type of cable.”

“Cable durability is especially important for those customers serving the high voltage cable market where the need for cables that deliver consistent, high performance under extreme electrical stresses is crucial,” comments Michael Bjorn, Borouge’s Vice President for Wire and Cable. “Also, we are excited about the addition of XLPE production capacity at our polyolefins plant in the Middle East which will allow us to satisfy even more the growing global customer demand for wire and cable products.”




For further information, please contact:

Craig Halgreen, Vice President, Global Communications,

Borouge Tel. +971 2 6070807,

Maggie Chen, Trade Media Relations, Borouge

Tel. +86 21 6137 6805,


About Borouge and Borealis

Borouge and Borealis are leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. In addition, Borealis offers a wide range of base chemicals from melamine and plant nutrients to phenol and acetone.

With sales of EUR 4.7 billion in 2009, customers in over 120 countries, and 5,200 employees worldwide, Borealis is owned 64% by the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and 36% by OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt.

Borouge is 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. The company has its headquarters in the

United Arab Emirates and Singapore, employs approximately 1,600 people and serves customers in more than 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Indian sub-continent and Africa.


Building on Borealis’ unique Borstar® technology and experience in polyolefins for more than 50 years, Borealis and Borouge provide innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets.


Borouge and Borealis are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and together proactively contribute towards addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ initiative.


Learn more about

Borouge at

Borealis at

Water for the World at

Superclean™ and Supersmooth™ are trademarks of the Borealis group.

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