Borealis and Borouge announce that crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) power cables made with Borealis Borlink™ extruded high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology will be used for the majority of the German corridor projects. This marks the first use of the Borlink XLPE HVDC technology at extra-high levels of 525 kilovolt (kV). Comprising three separate corridors, this huge project is a chief enabler of the German Energiewende, or energy transition. Borealis Borlink cables will be implemented in the northern part of the SuedOstLink and along the entire SuedLink corridor, thus facilitating the transmission of renewable energy from north to south with minimal loss.
The shift in electricity generation to renewable energy sources requires Germany to overhaul and expand its electrical grids in order to ensure high supply security. The German corridor projects are key components in enabling the country to produce sufficient volumes of energy with renewable sources such as wind and solar power, and to reliably transport large amounts of green energy over vast distances with only minimal losses. This efficient transport from remote sources to the grid is made possible by the innovative Borlink technology.
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