Borouge, Borealis make “significant” contribution to one of China’s largest offshore wind projects

World Oil Staff July 13, 2023

(WO) – Borouge PLC has made a significant contribution to the Jiangsu Rudong offshore wind transmission program, one of China’s first and largest wind High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission projects.

A submarine cable ship laying cables in the remote offshore wind farm area of Rudong County.
A submarine cable ship laying cables in the remote wind farm area of Rudong County. (Image courtesy of Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable Co., Ltd)

Through its polymeric insulation materials using Borealis’ proprietary Borlink technology, Borouge has played a pivotal role in enabling the safe and efficient transfer of electricity in this project, reinforcing Borouge’s position as a leading provider of energy and infrastructure solutions in China’s rapidly growing offshore wind market.  

Located south-east of Jiangsu Province, the offshore wind farm transmits 1,100 megawatts of electricity across 99km of HVDC submarine cables and 9km of land cables to an onshore power converter station. Generating 3.3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, the Jiangsu Rudong offshore wind transmission program will meet the energy needs of 140,000 households, reducing up to 1.83 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, which is equivalent to removing 400,000 cars off the streets. This is also the first commercial project in China to require the highest voltage rate of ±400kV.

The HVDC power transmission technology used by Borouge and Borealis enables low-loss submarine electricity transmission over long distances, making it both highly efficient and environmentally friendly, and it not only lays the foundation for future offshore wind projects in China but showcases the market potential and accelerated deployment of large-scale offshore wind power in the near future.

Mohamed Jaber, Vice President of Global Marketing, Energy and Infrastructure, Borouge, said, “Offshore wind is set to play an increasingly significant part in the clean energy transition, and we are proud of our role in one of China’s most significant wind transmission programs.”


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