Borealis AG and its 50:50 JV with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Borouge, have opened the newly expanded high voltage (HV) electrical testing facilities at the Borealis Innovation Centre in Stenungsund, Sweden.
The polyolefin manufacturers announced 21 March that they had invested €4m in the expansion of the wire and cable laboratories in Stenungsund, which is a key development centre for cable insulation products.
The newly expanded testing centre now offers alternate current (AC) and direct current (DC) simulation testing for the performance of commercial cable materials in the medium (MV), high (HV), and extra high voltage (EHV) ranges.
“These local facilities will allow us to step up collaboration with our global customers and value chain partners to become even more innovative,” says Bart Verheule, Borealis head of marketing, energy.
The wire and cable industry has been growing steadily, driven by increased demand for electricity, urbanisation, and the interconnectivity of power grids.