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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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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Rittal supplies bespoke panels for critical controls
Oct11

Rittal supplies bespoke panels for critical controls

The East Midlands Instrumentation Company Ltd (EMI), an electrical, instrumentation and control installation contractor for the power generation, power transmission, rail and industrial markets based in Gainsborough, had a complex specification from a client.  The client needed specially designed panels to protect critical equipment that controlled a remote pumping station and dam.  A complex control and distribution system...

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NKT completes the HVDC power cable system for Scottish Caithness-Moray link
Oct02

NKT completes the HVDC power cable system for Scottish Caithness-Moray link

The Caithness-Moray power link project is a major investment in Scottish infrastructure, capable of transmitting enough power to meet the needs of about two million residents. NKT has successfully completed the Caithness-Moray turnkey project of a 320 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) XLPE off- and onshore power cable system covering a total transmission length of 160 km. The link has been in commercial operation since end-2018....

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It’s electric! How cable is powering the cars of the future
Sep30

It’s electric! How cable is powering the cars of the future

Our carbon emissions are overheating the planet and causing immeasurable damage to ice caps, sea levels and, in turn, every organism on the planet.  Governments across the world are looking at ways in which to support a carbon-neutral economy. No more so than in the car industry where a consumer backlash over the emissions scandal and a growing awareness of the direct impact of dirty air on our health is driving industry change....

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Prysmian secures a major submarine and land maintenance service contract
Sep30

Prysmian secures a major submarine and land maintenance service contract

The award by tennet confirms group’s leadership in hvac & hvdc asset management solutions MILAN, ITALY   –   09/30/2019 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has achieved an important milestone in its PowerLink Cable Solutions strategy, which aims to provide comprehensive management solutions for submarine and land cable systems. The Group has just been awarded a 3-year...

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Cicoil LSZH single conductor cable
Sep27

Cicoil LSZH single conductor cable

Valencia, CA; September, 2019: Cicoil, the global leader in highly flexible flat cable technology now offers Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Single Conductor Cables for applications that require non-toxic, corrosive free, low smoke, flame retardant, zero halogen content and environmentally friendly cables.  The Single Conductor’s Ultra-flex wire and outer Flexx-Sil™ rubber jacketing material has been tested by a UKAS certified...

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Tratos Queen’s Award celebration
Sep23

Tratos Queen’s Award celebration

Tratos celebrated its receipt of a Queen’s Award this month when the company invited friends, colleagues and special guests to join its senior team at its state-of-the-art factory in Knowsley, Merseyside. The advanced technology cable company won one of the most coveted of all business awards, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its new high-performance cable sheathing compound, Tratos JBA®.  Liverpool’s...

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NKT is preferred turnkey supplier for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B
Sep20

NKT is preferred turnkey supplier for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B

NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the prospective Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B. The project is being developed as a joint venture by Equinor (50%) and SSE (50%). Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B was notified today that it was successful in the UK allocation of Contracts for Difference...

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Prysmian proudly launches a breakthrough innovation in submarine cable industry
Sep19

Prysmian proudly launches a breakthrough innovation in submarine cable industry

Laying of the first non-metallic armour cable successfully completed in Greece. Composite material is 30% lighter allowing installations up to a depth of 3,000 m. MILAN, ITALY   –   09/19/2019 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, successfully completed the submarine laying operations for the Evia, Andros and Tinos islands interconnections. The Group developed, supplied and...

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Leviton selected to supply cables for new Type 26 Frigates
Sep18

Leviton selected to supply cables for new Type 26 Frigates

Glenrothes, Scotland, September 2019 – Leviton has announced that it has secured a supply contract with BAE Systems to provide cabling for Batch 1 Type 26 frigates. The Brand-Rex High Performance Cables will support a variety of communication, power, and mission-critical systems onboard the vessels. Leviton has already delivered approximately 490 kilometers of cable for the first order from BAE Systems for the Type 26 frigates....

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Total Fire Solutions answers market concerns
Sep11

Total Fire Solutions answers market concerns

A Total Fire Solutions distribution service from leading supplier AEI Cables has been welcomed in the light of increasing reports of cable failures from the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). Specifiers and installers recognise the need for quality of cabling and associated products at a time when the electrical supply chain is under scrutiny to work together in the wake of disasters including Grenfell. Stuart Dover, commercial manager...

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Interview with Onur Serhat GÜNAN, Deputy Marketing Manager at Üntel Kablo
Sep12

Interview with Onur Serhat GÜNAN, Deputy Marketing Manager at Üntel Kablo

What sets Üntel Kablo apart from its competitors? I think beginning with the history of Üntel Kablo is the best way to explain. Üntel is a family-owned company with the partnership of the Ünlü and Günan families, which started in 1972 and began with the manufacture of rubber and special cables. In those years’, technology was not that well developed in Turkey, so they were hard years with very few capital and commercial possibilities....

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Prysmian launches Pry-ID, a new smart solution acting as a digital fingerprint for cables
Sep06

Prysmian launches Pry-ID, a new smart solution acting as a digital fingerprint for cables

The innovation provides real-time access to key information on cables and accessories. First installation of Pry-ID in the Latvian power grid. MILAN, ITALY – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, is launching its Pry-ID smart cable technology, which provides easy, real-time access to comprehensive information regarding cable status. In a scenario in which connected objects represent the...

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Nexans wins umbilical contract from McDermott for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project
Aug28

Nexans wins umbilical contract from McDermott for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project

Nexans will provide management, procurement, engineering, manufacturing and testing activities for the umbilicals and ancillary hardware.The Tortue field is located approximately 120 km offshore the coast of Mauritania and Senegal and its subsea system includes a total of 4 wells. Paris La Défense, August 28, 2019 – McDermott Marine Construction Limited has awarded a contract to Nexans for the supply of approximately 100 km...

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NKT confirms order for the Viking Link interconnector project
Aug23

NKT confirms order for the Viking Link interconnector project

As informed in Company Announcement no. 8 of 23 July 2019, NKT had received the award by Energinet and National Grid to supply a cable system of approx. 150 km of 525 kV MI high-voltage DC onshore power cables for Viking Link interconnector project, connecting the Danish and British power transmission grids. NKT and the Viking Link interconnector project owners have now signed the final contract documents for the project. With this...

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Meet the technical team
Aug22

Meet the technical team

BASEC invests in local and knowledgeable technical team! We took the opportunity to interview the team to learn more about their background, why they joined BASEC, and to learn about the challenges they see within the industry. Why did you join BASEC? Mark – Having worked with BASEC since 1997, I was excited about the opportunity to work for a growing brand with credibility and integrity to learn new skills and develop existing...

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Hybrid cable for ethernet and power transmission
Aug21

Hybrid cable for ethernet and power transmission

HRADIL, the special-purpose cable engineering company from Bietigheim-Bissingen/Stuttgart presents a high-performance hybrid cable for rugged outdoor environments which is suitable for use in energy chains and has been designed not just for data transmission via Ethernet but also for power transmission.    The high-performance hybrid cable is a Cat5e Ethernet cable which is suitable for use in energy chains and transmits...

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Leoni building new plant section for EC charging cables and high-voltage cables
Aug16

Leoni building new plant section for EC charging cables and high-voltage cables

Planned production of cables for electric vehicles on a 7000-square metre space enhances focus on electromobility Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, is broadening its commitment to electromobility. With this new expansion work, the company’s Wire & Cable Solutions Division (WCS) will be enlarging its facility in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico by 7000 square metres...

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New subsea cable to Cumbrae up and running, with innovative technology set to be installed
Aug13

New subsea cable to Cumbrae up and running, with innovative technology set to be installed

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ (SSEN) project to replace one of the two electricity subsea cables connecting Bute and Cumbrae is now complete, with new additional fault detection technology set to be installed in the coming months. Cumbrae receives its power from the mainland by two subsea cables, one of which was approaching the end of its operational life. To ensure it could continue to deliver a safe and reliable...

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NKT to deliver 420 kV high-voltage turnkey offshore power cables system to strengthen grid in Stockholm
Aug12

NKT to deliver 420 kV high-voltage turnkey offshore power cables system to strengthen grid in Stockholm

NKT has won the sea-section of a project to replace overhead lines with 420 kV high-voltage AC offshore power cables between the Beckomberga and Bredäng quarters of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The upgrade of the connection will strengthen the stability of the local grid system to accommodate increased power demand.  Increased stability of the Stockholm area power grid combined with a need to also expand the grid to match the...

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New cooperative marketing program promotes adoption of safer charger cables
Aug06

New cooperative marketing program promotes adoption of safer charger cables

As power levels rise for charging applications of mobile and portable devices, the need for safety increases. UL is offering a cooperative marketing program to accelerate the adoption of third-party safety-certified charging cable assemblies.  Who: Manufacturers with UL certified charging cables to UL 9990, Outline for Investigation Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Power Cables  What products are eligible for...

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Powering the offshore winds of change with Cimteq
Aug08

Powering the offshore winds of change with Cimteq

The benefits of wind energy are mainfold. Wind is a reliable and endless renewable which dramatically cuts carbon emissions. It is creating millions of new jobs across the world and creates an energy independence for those countries relying heavily on imported gas, coal or oil. Offshore ambition The UK’s offshore wind industry is still the largest producer of offshore wind energy in the world. Last year it announced its 2030 vision,...

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Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test
Aug06

Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test

An innovative floating wind turbine utilising Hydro Group connectivity is ready for commercial applications, following site tests which saw it generate 2.2GWh of electricity and face wave heights of up to 6.2m during the first half of 2019. The Floatgen Vestas V80 turbine, located in the SEM-REV marine renewable energy site off the coast of Le Croisic, France, uses subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group’s Hydro Renewable...

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Quality cabling plays critical role for sprinkler system safety
Aug02

Quality cabling plays critical role for sprinkler system safety

Calls have been made recently by a number of influential industry bodies to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory in public buildings following a number of tragedies. Graham Turner of AEI Cables explains why the quality of cabling providing power for these systems is critical. Sprinkler systems are a very simple fire safety device to protect people and property in the event of a fire. When the temperature in a room fitted with...

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Cableworld Limited become BASEC Registered Stockist
Jul25

Cableworld Limited become BASEC Registered Stockist

Cableworld Limited, which provides a wide range of electrical cables and accessories has been awarded Registered Stockist certification status. This relays to customers of the company, based at Wingates Industrial Estate, Westhoughton, that all their products are of the highest quality and safety. Hinesh Vegad, business development and quality manager and his team, are delighted that their hard work to meet the stringent assessment...

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Prysmian secures new offshore wind project in The Netherlands
Jul29

Prysmian secures new offshore wind project in The Netherlands

Prysmian 66 kV inter-array cable systems for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 wind farms. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a project by Vattenfall, a leading European energy company, to provide the submarine inter–array cable systems for the Hollandse Kust Zuid III and IV offshore wind farms in The Netherlands. The award follows Vattenfall’s...

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Prysmian wins Viking Link Project valued at close to €700M
Jul23

Prysmian wins Viking Link Project valued at close to €700M

Complete submarine cable link awarded leveraging on new cable installation vessel all land cables to be provided for UK route. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has received a letter of award from National Grid Viking Link Limited and Energinet, for the development of Viking Link, the first submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark. Worth close to €700 million, the contract...

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NKT awarded high-voltage DC onshore power cables order for the Viking Link interconnector project
Jul23

NKT awarded high-voltage DC onshore power cables order for the Viking Link interconnector project

NKT is awarded an approx. EUR 90m (approx. DKK 670m) contract by Energinet and National Grid, the owners of Viking Link. The contract comprises supply of approx. 150 km of 525 kV MI high-voltage DC onshore power cables for the Viking Link interconnector project, connecting the Danish and British transmission grids. The power cable system, not comprising civil works, delivered by NKT constitutes the approx. 75 km connection of the...

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Nexans qualifies high voltage cable to world record water depth to create power connection across a Norwegian Fjord
Jul22

Nexans qualifies high voltage cable to world record water depth to create power connection across a Norwegian Fjord

For BKK’s new power connection across the Fensfjorden, Nexans has qualified its 420 kV XLPE power cable design for use in water depths down to 550 meters. This development opens up new possibilities to create higher voltage subsea links in deeper locations than ever before. Nexans, leader in advanced cabling systems, solutions and services, has completed the final type-test to qualify its state-of-the-art 420 kV XLPE subsea cable for...

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