Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy
Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, South Africa
November 22-23, 2011
It is the latest in a global series of events organised by Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative plastics solutions for the global wire and cable industry. Conferences have already been hosted in Russia, Brazil and the United States, with the most recent event taking place in China from November 10-13, 2011.
The two-day conference is an advanced seminar and training in the field of power and communication cable manufacturing, technologies and future markets tailored to the region’s needs. Southern Africa is an important market for Borealis and Borouge and is supported by long-term relationships and excellent cooperation within the wire and cable industry.
Participants at the Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy in South Africa can look forward to presentations on the following topics from Borealis technical experts and invited external specialists:
- Global and African Wire & Cable market outlook;
- Future development of cable grids;
- Latest cable production technology and optimisation of the cable production process;
- Material solutions and their performance in the final cable.
Confirmed external speakers include Dr. Dirk Van Hertem, Electrical Engineering Department at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium (K.U.Leuven); Mikko Lahti, Research and Development Director, Maillefer Extrusion; and Franz Daenekas, Senior Wire and Cable Consultant.
The Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy global concept was initiated three years ago with the objective to facilitate knowledge sharing between key value chain stakeholders as well as to enhance industry standards and support future developments of innovative wire and cable solutions.
“Supporting a secure future for the wire and cable industry through our own pioneering developments and investments and as a long-term reliable partner is fundamental to our strong commitment to this market. The Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy offers customers and business partners a valuable insight into trends, both global and local, and training on technical advances, to promote future innovation across the wire and cable value chain,” says Marc Hubert, Borealis Vice President Wire & Cable.
Anton Wolfsberger, Borealis Marketing Manager Wire & Cable, adds,“In line with our commitment ‘Bringing Energy All Around, ’ we ensure that each event focuses on the challenges facing a specific region and explores optimal and relevant cabling solutions to best support the needs of the particular market.”
The 2011 event in China, to be held from November 10-13, marks the first time involvement of the Borealis and Borouge Wire & Cable Academy in organising the 2011 Annual Technical Conference of CES (China Electrotechnical Society) W&C (Wire and Cable) Committee, together with the SECRI (Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute).
Presentations will cover subjects such as offshore power transmission from a cable maker’s perspective, performance and reliability of the current power infrastructure, challenges of undergrounding high voltage and extra high voltage cables, as well as HVDC cable technology, specification and experience in installation and testing in China. The conference participants will be given the opportunity to tour the Nanping Sun Cable state-of-art cable plant in Fujian and the Fuzhou Power Utility for submarine cable projects.
“Our global Wire & Cable Academy provides a unique platform for experts to share knowledge and strengthen business relationships across the industry and we are pleased to initiate it in China,” says Michael Bjorn, Borouge Vice President Wire & Cable.
As global long term reliable partners in the plastics-based solutions for the wire and cable industry, Borealis and Borouge provide a broad range of innovative and quality solutions for low to extra high voltage power cables and all major types of communication cables that improve productivity for their customers. Together they have pioneered advances in insulation systems and jacketing solutions for both energy and communications cables through various global brands, which include Supercure™, Visico/Ambicat™, Borcell™, Borstar® and Casico™. The two companies deliver step-change technological solutions along the value chain that respond directly to needs for production, installation and cable system lifetime enhancements.
Borealis and Borouge Business Units Wire & Cable
Borealis is the world’s leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the wire and cable industry. Our solutions are customer-driven and designed to satisfy the industry’s continuously evolving demands for higher technical performance. They can be found in the most challenging extra-high voltage (EHV) and high voltage (HV) cable applications, as well as medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) energy transmission and distribution cables, building wires, and communications cables. In answer to the need for production, installation and cable-system lifetime enhancements, we create the innovation links that secure world-class, step-changing solutions and benefit the whole wire and cable value chain.
About Borealis and Borouge
Borealis is a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions that create value for society. With sales of EUR 6.3 billion in 2010, customers in over 120 countries, and around 5,100 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. Borealis is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has production locations, innovation centres and customer service centres across Europe and the Americas.
Through Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, the company’s footprint reaches out to the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Indian sub-continent and Africa. Established in 1998, Borouge employs approximately 1,600 people, has customers in more than 50 countries and its headquarters are in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Singapore.
Building on Borealis’ unique Borstar® technology and their more than 50 years experience in polyolefins, Borealis and Borouge provide innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets. In addition, Borealis offers a wide range of base chemicals from melamine and fertilizer to phenol and acetone.
Today Borealis and Borouge have a manufacturing capacity of over 5.4 million tonnes of polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) per year having recently completed a 1.5 million tonne expansion in Abu Dhabi.The Borouge 3 plant expansion will be completed at the end of 2013 with a further capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year (t/y) being fully operational in mid-2014. The companies continue to invest to ensure that their customers throughout the value chain and across the globe, can always rely on product quality, consistency and security of supply.
Borouge (borouge.com) and Borealis (borealisgroup.com) are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and proactively contribute to addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ (waterfortheworld.net) initiative.
Supercure, Visico/Ambicat, Borcell, Casico and Water for the World are trademarks of the Borealis group.
Borstar is a registered trademark of the Borealis group.