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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Prysmian supports French offshore wind farms with the best “Made in France” cable technology
Jul18

Prysmian supports French offshore wind farms with the best “Made in France” cable technology

EDF Renewables’ representatives visited Prysmian’s French centres of excellence in Montereau and Gron, where cables cores for the first offshore wind farm in France will be produced. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will provide the best cable technologies “Made in France” for the first large-scale French offshore wind farm, which will be developed by the French company EDF...

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Important update to holders of INMETRO Certification
Jul18

Important update to holders of INMETRO Certification

Recently, the Brazilian accreditation body INMETRO issued a statement through a third-party certification body to all holders of INMETRO certificate for power plugs. The statement states that according to INMETRO Decree 85:2006, the applicant on the relevant certificate must be updated to a local Brazilian company. Those UL customers who have local Brazilian companies as the applicants on their INMETRO (issued by UL) or UL-BR...

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LS Cable & System awarded submarine cable contract in Taiwan
Jul15

LS Cable & System awarded submarine cable contract in Taiwan

On July 12th, LS Cable & System announced that it was awarded a submarine power grid construction project in Taiwan.LS C&S entered a contract with Ørsted, Denmark’s national energy company, for which it will be supplying submarine cables to the Changhua Province offshore wind farm complex located in western Taiwan until 2021.This is the largest of offshore wind farm complexes scheduled to be built by 2025.Taiwan has plans to...

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Prysmian accelerates integration with General Cable in South America
Jul12

Prysmian accelerates integration with General Cable in South America

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, is accelerating its integration with General Cable in South America and inaugurating the new Sorocaba regional headquarters in the region of Brazil’s São Paolo province. Prysmian is thus leaving its Santo André facility and integrating the Prysmian and General Cable organisations into the new Sorocaba headquarters, built for an investment of...

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When cable quality matters: early indicators of error
Jul10

When cable quality matters: early indicators of error

In today’s market construction contracts can be very challenging in terms of the scope of works but equally in terms of risk management. Large amounts of cable are required for a range of applications, with various requirements for control, power supply and distribution. No two cables perform the same role, as specific materials are required for installations dependent on environmental conditions, and achieving a consistent mix of...

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Ducab invests in employee wellbeing with launch of new residential complex
Jul08

Ducab invests in employee wellbeing with launch of new residential complex

Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has officially opened its new employee accommodation – a stunning residential complex covering 2,400 square meters in Jebel Ali. Comprising several low-rise buildings, the development celebrates Ducab’s 40th anniversary by providing a safe and homely environment for the company’s employees to live in, with amenities to provide a high level of comfort for all 296 residents....

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AEI Cables supports campaign for sprinkler systems
Jul08

AEI Cables supports campaign for sprinkler systems

Specialist in fire performance AEI Cables is supporting the campaign for increasing the use of sprinkler systems as new research reveals the benefits they bring in the interests of lives and property. Latest national research carried out by the National Fire Chiefs’ Council and the National Fire Sprinkler Network reveals that the danger to life, injuries and damage to buildings is “significantly reduced” when sprinkler systems...

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NKT wins high-voltage power cable order to connect two oil and gas platforms in Norway
Jul11

NKT wins high-voltage power cable order to connect two oil and gas platforms in Norway

NKT has been awarded a turnkey project from Lundin Norway AS for the 132 kV high-voltage power cable connecting the Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform to the Johan Sverdrup field center. The power cable solution will finalize the Utsira High Power Hub Project to power several oil and gas fields with renewable power from shore.NKT has been awarded a turnkey project from Lundin Norway AS for the 132 kV high-voltage power cable...

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JDR Cables signs MOU with Taya Group in Taiwan
Jul10

JDR Cables signs MOU with Taya Group in Taiwan

Today JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Taya Group, a leading electric wire and land cable manufacturer in Taiwan. Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on localisation opportunities on future renewable energy projects in the area, with a specific focus on building a stronger Taiwanese offshore wind supply chain. In partnership with Taya Group, JDR aims...

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End user specification of approved cable products:  Where is the value?
Jul04

End user specification of approved cable products: Where is the value?

Specifying independently approved cable products, in projects, provides end users with confidence that the cable installed in their facilities meets the highest standards. Quality and safety are key concerns for end users, who constantly depend on cables to perform essential activities throughout the day. If cable is damaged or faulty there is a direct impact on the end user. This can result in the inability to ensure smooth running...

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Oceanteam Solutions extends subsea cable storage contract with one of Europe’s biggest cable manufacturers
Jul02

Oceanteam Solutions extends subsea cable storage contract with one of Europe’s biggest cable manufacturers

The 6-months extension plus two times 3 months options follows a successful two years of cable storage in Oceanteam’s 1100t carousel at its cable storage facility in Velsen, the Netherlands. This extension is part of a contract that also includes long-term storage of client’s subsea cables in Oceanteam’s 5300t carousel. In 2017, Oceanteam Solutions was awarded a contract to supply its client with port facilities, loadouts and storage...

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Prysmian launches new 525 kV HVDC cable technologies for more efficient, reliable and eco-friendly power transmission
Jul01

Prysmian launches new 525 kV HVDC cable technologies for more efficient, reliable and eco-friendly power transmission

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has made a significant step in advancing cable technology to enable more efficient, reliable and eco-friendly power transmission over long distances. After completing one-year qualification testing in accordance with international standards, the Group introduces two new 525 kV extruded land cable systems, one qualified...

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Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics
Jun28

Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Learn why a comprehensive testing regime is essential to validate overall cable performance. Construction projects in the Middle East and Africa are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant commercial investment in the region. As development increases, care should be taken to ensure that effective product testing is undertaken, especially in relation to cable products. Cable products in the region are required to operate in...

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Prysmian secures DolWin5 grid connection for offshore wind farms in Germany
Jun19

Prysmian secures DolWin5 grid connection for offshore wind farms in Germany

Project valued in region of €140 M reaffirms Prysmian leading role in providing infrastructure for clean energy growth in Northern Europe. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has been awarded a major grid connection project worth in region of € 140 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT which will enable the connection of multiple offshore wind...

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Top dos and don’ts – cable delivery, pulling and installation
Jun11

Top dos and don’ts – cable delivery, pulling and installation

Although present everywhere, cables seldom impact their users; they are usually hidden from view, and, if they are fulfilling their role correctly, require no attention. They should perform reliably for many decades if they have been correctly specified, conform to relevant standards and specifications, carry BASEC or another recognised approval, and have been carefully maintained. Protection from environmental and mechanical stress...

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Nexans completes successful qualification testing of ‘Best Paths’ superconductor cable for HVDC power links
Jun12

Nexans completes successful qualification testing of ‘Best Paths’ superconductor cable for HVDC power links

Superconducting cables could enable Europe’s power grids to meet their challenging CO2 reduction targets by helping to transfer many gigawatts (GW) of electricity over distances of several hundreds of kilometers from remote solar or wind farms to population centers without the losses associated with traditional resistive cables. Nexans has helped to bring these innovative high power links a step closer to reality with the...

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How to write a good cable specification
Jun05

How to write a good cable specification

The easiest, low risk way to procure cables is to specify products that have proven their quality in similar projects. However, this may not always be possible as the end use may impose requirements that an established cable cannot meet. If so, the next-best option is to insist that cables must meet relevant national or international standards, plus independent approval and certification requirements. By doing so, the onus of meeting...

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JDR Cables wins contract for Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
Jun05

JDR Cables wins contract for Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

 JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with DEME Offshore for the SeaMade offshore wind farm after a competitive tender. JDR will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors. JDR’s established track-record in supporting offshore wind projects cemented the contract win. The...

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NKT completes important milestone in the innovative project Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution connecting Denmark and Germany
Jun04

NKT completes important milestone in the innovative project Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution connecting Denmark and Germany

Power cable systems from NKT is at the heart of Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution which is the world’s first offshore interconnector using the national grid connections of offshore wind farms to connect the power grids of Denmark and Germany.NKT has successfully commissioned the turn key project of the 170 kV HVAC cable system for the combined grid solution connecting the wind farms Kriegers Flak and Baltic 2 for the innovative...

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The importance of specifying quality cable for your projects: Why should you, the consultant, recommend independently-verified cable?
May31

The importance of specifying quality cable for your projects: Why should you, the consultant, recommend independently-verified cable?

Specifying quality cable for construction projects may not be top-of-mind when preparing building specifications, however, failures in cable can result in costly damage and even loss of life. Purchasing independently-verified cable is one way to ensure the cable you specify is safe to use and meets all relevant regulations. As your customer’s first point of contact, at the specification stage, construction projects will have key...

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