Wrexham Mineral Cables launches new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems at ADIPEC
Nov10

Wrexham Mineral Cables launches new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems at ADIPEC

One of the world’s leading fire survival cable manufacturers, Wrexham Mineral Cables, is showcasing its new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems for hazardous area applications, with a brand-new brochure being launched at this year’s ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, 11-14 November 2019. Its Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems are proven to safely carry a full electrical load for over 3 hours...

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AEI Cables clinches prestige Saudi Stock Exchange contract
Nov07

AEI Cables clinches prestige Saudi Stock Exchange contract

Specialists in fire performance cabling AEI Cables has been awarded a major contract to supply Mineral Insulated Cables (MIC) and accessories for the new prestigious Saudi Stock Exchange building in Riyadh. Working with its partners, the company will be supplying MIC to provide power and lighting with the highest level of fire performance for the top seven floors of the renowned Tadawul Tower building. Stuart Dover, general manager...

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Belden announces Q4 product line extensions to innovative cable and connectivity solutions
Nov11

Belden announces Q4 product line extensions to innovative cable and connectivity solutions

Belden is excited to announce several product line extensions in Q4 2019 that help installers and end-users reduce costs and speed up installation. An addition to the growing REVConnect Connectivity line, the REVConnect Coupler Patch Panel is fully assembled and arrives with REVConnect Couplers that are ready to terminate. Designed for fast installation, removable six-port modules provide front access termination; single-port...

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Manatua Consortium Summit gives green light to start cable lay
Nov08

Manatua Consortium Summit gives green light to start cable lay

A crucial meeting of regional telecommunications leaders has approved the final stages of planning for the installation of the Manatua – One Polynesia Cable.  The new optical fibre submarine cable will span the South Pacific transforming speed, capacity, resilience and affordability.  The six landings will be in Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, Apia, Samoa and Niue.  It is the first...

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GORE® High Speed Data Cables for prototyping & evaluation in aircraft
Nov08

GORE® High Speed Data Cables for prototyping & evaluation in aircraft

W. L. Gore & Associates now offers new design options in the company’s sample inventory of GORE® High Speed Data Cables to continue to meet aerospace industry needs and new protocols. The expanded sample inventory includes eight new part numbers ranging from OM4 fiber optics 1.8 mm Simplex, CAN Bus shielded pair, Ethernet specialty quadrax, and shielded twisted pair. Samples with Short Lead Times Gore recently...

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COBRACable link available to transmit energy between The Netherlands and Denmark
Nov05

COBRACable link available to transmit energy between The Netherlands and Denmark

The contract was awarded by TenneT TSO B.V. and Energinet SOV, operators of the Dutch and Danish power transmission grids. COBRAcable HDVC link is key for a sustainable European energy landscape. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the successful completion of the HVDC test on the submarine interconnector COBRAcable that links The Netherlands and Denmark....

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Hellenic Cables celebrates the inauguration of Elia MOG project
Nov05

Hellenic Cables celebrates the inauguration of Elia MOG project

Hellenic Cables, the leading provider of turnkey cable solutions for the wind industry, celebrates the successful completion of Elia’s new modular offshore grid (MOG). The Belgian transmission system operator officially inaugurated the project in a ceremony attended by King Philippe of Belgium. The platform, located 40 km off the coast, is linked to the mainland through two 220 kV submarine cables provided by Hellenic Cables. In...

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Nexans is preferred power export cable supplier for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project
Nov04

Nexans is preferred power export cable supplier for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project

Nexans has been appointed by SSE as the preferred supplier to design, manufacture and install the onshore and offshore export cables for the Phase 1 development of the Seagreen offshore wind farm project. Currently under construction off the Angus coast, Phase 1 comprises the Seagreen Alpha and Bravo wind farms. With a combined capacity of 1,075MW,  they will form the largest windfarm project in Scotland when they come on line in...

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Angola Cables and DE-CIX partner to bring the world’s largest interconnection ecosystem to Brazil
Nov01

Angola Cables and DE-CIX partner to bring the world’s largest interconnection ecosystem to Brazil

Angola Cables, a telecom multinational and connectivity provider within Brazil’s wholesale market, has partnered with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator to offer premium interconnection services to a variety of neutral IXs for operators and datacenters across Latin America. The objective of the partnership is to expand capabilities and boost internet providers’ businesses via the South-South...

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Wire & Cable Verona Italia technical conference advanced discussions on latest industry trends
Nov01

Wire & Cable Verona Italia technical conference advanced discussions on latest industry trends

The Wire Association International (WAI) Inc. and the Italian Machinery Manufacturers Association (ACIMAF) concluded their jointly organized conference last week in Verona, Italy. Held October 21-22, 2019, at the Palazzo Della Gran Guardia, the event was envisioned as a “technical conference of collaboration & innovation” intended to serve as a venue to further industry knowledge and foster discussions between manufacturers and...

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Equinor awards Hywind Tampen contracts
Oct31

Equinor awards Hywind Tampen contracts

ON BEHALF OF THE GULLFAKS AND SNORRE PARTNERS, EQUINOR TODAY SIGNED CONTRACTS TOTALLING AROUND NOK 3.3 BILLION FOR THE HYWIND TAMPEN WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT. The contracts have been awarded to Kværner AS, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy AS, JDR Cable System Ltd and Subsea 7 AS. “The signing of five major contracts is a key milestone in realizing the Hywind Tampen pioneer project. Won in international competition, the contracts prove...

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Weighing in on electrical harnesses
Oct31

Weighing in on electrical harnesses

Wire harness or cable assembly? Whilst the terms are used interchangeably by many, there are some fundamental differences between the two. Since individual cables are already protected by their own exterior sheaths, a wire harness presents a simple and cost-effective exterior sheath to bundle the wires and protect them from their environment. Cable assembly on the other hand provides a more heavy-duty material which not only keeps...

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Belden uniquely supports industrial networking from sensor to the cloud
Oct31

Belden uniquely supports industrial networking from sensor to the cloud

Belden will demonstrate at SPS 2019 how the company can support industrial network designers, installers and managers from sensor to the cloud for applications that save costs and time whilst delivering maximum productivity and uptime. The Belden booth will feature an application wall, highlighting the company’s vision of future industrial communication networks, based on multiple real applications – not just theoretical...

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Video of the Week – What is the alternative to busbars for storage and retrieval systems?
Oct30

Video of the Week – What is the alternative to busbars for storage and retrieval systems?

The narrow, compact and fast movements found in storage and retrieval units are common usage scenarios for busbar systems. However, a big disadvantage is that they can only be used for power transmission. With the advent of smart warehousing, being without control and data signals is not an option. The micro flizz MF10 energy chain system overcomes this by guiding power, data and other media, such as fluids, simultaneously in the...

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FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables from Belden carry low-voltage power and data across long distances
Oct28

FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables from Belden carry low-voltage power and data across long distances

Solution allows end-users to take advantage of DC power and fiber in one cable Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces its new FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables, which safely transmit up to 200W of low-voltage power and data over long distances (up to 1000 m) to remote locations where standard power is unavailable or too costly to install and Power over Ethernet...

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Ducab and Etihad ESCO lay foundation for solar growth at WETEX 2019
Oct22

Ducab and Etihad ESCO lay foundation for solar growth at WETEX 2019

Project to generate an annual savings of 3,251,900 KWh in energy, equivalent to AED 1,447,095, upon completion Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2019: Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, on the sidelines of the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), with an aim to support the UAE’s solar energy...

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Vineyard Wind partners with Marmon Utility LLC (Kerite) for Park City Wind project
Oct24

Vineyard Wind partners with Marmon Utility LLC (Kerite) for Park City Wind project

Agreement will supply Park City Wind project with key components, creating jobs and economic opportunity (Seymour, CT) – Vineyard Wind has announced a partnership with Marmon Utility, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company headquartered in Seymour, to bring jobs and economic opportunity to Connecticut. The agreement calls for Marmon Utility to establish manufacturing capabilities at its Connecticut facility producing Kerite cables...

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Video of the Week – How chainflex bus cables suit all moving applications
Oct23

Video of the Week – How chainflex bus cables suit all moving applications

In this week’s video, learn about the quality design features for high-end bus cables, and their critical importance for engineers building moving systems in energy chains. Low-end “chain-suitable” bus cables usually feature simple extruded outer jackets and open shielding, which in dynamic motion can lead to abrasion damage and interference. They also tend to have a layered design with poor guidance of conductors, resulting in lower...

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The SPACE Cable that Saved Space
Oct24

The SPACE Cable that Saved Space

Cicoil, the leading manufacturer of high performance Flat Cables, is pleased to announce the addition of its New Case Studies Section to its web site. The first study entitled “The SPACE Cable that Saved Space” showcases how Cicoil’s lightweight cable assemblies provide maximum space efficiency in extremely tight spaces, including the world’s smallest satellites. The customer, a manufacturer of CubeSat’s, a class of spacecraft called...

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New Draka UC-Connect structured cabling solution guides for quick & simple reference
Oct23

New Draka UC-Connect structured cabling solution guides for quick & simple reference

Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer, has released three new interactive product guides online for its Draka UC-Connect™ structured cabling system in the UK. These provide an overview and quick reference facility to its best-selling Category 6A, Category 6 and Category 5e solutions combining data cables and connectivity into end to end permanent link and channel configurations. The three guides cover the...

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Prysmian and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy sign new worldwide agreement
Oct23

Prysmian and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy sign new worldwide agreement

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a global contract to supply wind turbine tower and nacelle cables and assemblies by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, world leader in the wind power industry. This award reaffirms Siemens Gamesa and Prysmian Group’s long and solid history of partnership in the wind industry and is an important step in...

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NKT signs service agreement with TenneT for high-voltage cable systems
Oct22

NKT signs service agreement with TenneT for high-voltage cable systems

The German-Dutch power grid operator TenneT has awarded NKT a service contract covering cable jointing of offshore high-voltage power cables. NKT has been awarded a three-year service agreement contract by the German-Dutch power grid operator TenneT covering the cable jointing part of a larger offshore service agreement. The contract covers the cable jointing work for seven power cable systems and includes a tailored preparedness plan...

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I, Robot – where robotics present an opportunity for cable manufacturers
Oct21

I, Robot – where robotics present an opportunity for cable manufacturers

The use of robotics in manufacturing has come some way since the first industrial robot patent in 1954 and General Motors’ early adoption in 1962. Performance of countless roles in the factory environment are better suited to robots: where parts are too small for human eyes and where workers need to be protected from high-risk tasks are two notable examples. Where work too is mundane or repetitive, using robots brings the added...

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Importance of approvals growing for MV cables
Oct17

Importance of approvals growing for MV cables

As the demand for power increases in the UK across growing domestic and industrial markets including the nuclear industry, so the need for reliable power generation, transmission, and distribution using Medium Voltage cables has risen with it. Graham Turner of AEI Cables looks at the future. The demands for power have never been greater, with the explosion of development in towns and cities across the UK and the growth of...

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Digital Wholesale Solutions bolsters its full fibre offering with CityFibre
Oct18

Digital Wholesale Solutions bolsters its full fibre offering with CityFibre

Enabling the channel to take advantage of market-leading full fibre products across CityFibre’s networks in 27 towns and cities across the UK. CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has announced that it has made its full fibre products available to DWS, a leading independent communications, IT and cloud services provider to the channel. Through the agreement, DWS is offering a full...

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Nexans celebrates the next step in the construction of its Aurora cable installation vessel
Oct17

Nexans celebrates the next step in the construction of its Aurora cable installation vessel

On 15 October 2019, Nexans hosted the grand block ceremony that represented a key step in the construction of its ground-breaking cable installation vessel, the ‘Nexans Aurora’. The vessel’s hull  is currently being built at the CRIST shipyard in Poland. It will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway, with delivery planned for 2021. The grand blocks are the major components in the construction of the hull. They are...

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Green wire & cable certification programs
Oct14

Green wire & cable certification programs

There is a lot of confusion in the industry regarding claims, mostly self-certified, of Halogen Free (HF), Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF), Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Acid Gas (AG) compliant cables and the materials used in these cables. In this article, we will describe UL’s green wire & cable programs addressing these concerns. Halogen-Free (HF) & Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) In 2015, UL published the...

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CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity
Oct15

CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity

CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has announced plans to undertake an industry-wide consultation on the role of alternative full fibre infrastructure builders in helping to switch-over customers from legacy copper networks. The consultation has been triggered by the progress of CityFibre’s Gigabit City rollout in Stirling, which will be the first city in the UK ready for a copper...

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Applying industry 4.0 to the cable factory environment
Oct15

Applying industry 4.0 to the cable factory environment

The 2019 IWCS Cable and Connectivity Symposium in North Carolina may have come to a close but the debate on how best to deploy Industry 4.0 methodologies within the factory environment certainly continues. In support of the symposium format where delegates had the chance to learn about basic and emerging technologies, Cimteq launched its own paper on ‘Applying Industry 4.0 to the Cable Factory Environment’. A top of the mind...

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Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show
Oct11

Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show

W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase a new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies at the 2019 NewSpace Show in Monaco on October 17-18. Gore will also be a featured speaker at the show on October 17 at 11:00 am CEST. Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of appropriately scoped test processes to manufacture solutions for...

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