NKT awarded Hornsea 2 offshore AC cable project
Jul04

NKT awarded Hornsea 2 offshore AC cable project

NKT has been awarded a contract by Ørsted of over EUR 145m (approx. DKK 1.08bn) to supply more than 190 kilometres of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable system for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK. The wind farm is to be the world’s largest with a capacity of 1.4 GW providing green electricity to well over 1.3 million households. The cable system, not comprising installation, delivered by NKT for Hornsea 2...

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Nexans Appoints Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer
Jul04

Nexans Appoints Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Nexans, during its meeting of July 3, 2018 chaired by Georges Chodron de Courcel, decided to appoint Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer. He will take office on 4 July 2018. Christopher Guérin, 46 years old, has been with Nexans since 1997 and most recently since 2014 served as Senior Executive Vice President, Europe and Telecom/Datacom, Power Accessories Business Groups and member of the Group...

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Prysmian Group at the Smart Cities Conference in Berlin
Jul04

Prysmian Group at the Smart Cities Conference in Berlin

EVP Energy Francesco Fanciulli: “Our expertise is key to ensuring an integrated power and telecommunication infrastructure to meet the high demand of smart cities” Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will give professional insights into future energy and telecommunication solutions at the Smart Cities Conference, organized by the Italian Embassy in Berlin, Germany, that will take place today....

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Nexans wins major subsea umbilical contract from Equinor for Troll Phase 3 development
Jul03

Nexans wins major subsea umbilical contract from Equinor for Troll Phase 3 development

Nexans will provide a total of 27 kilometers of complex umbilicals with power, fiber-optic and hydraulic elements for the next development phase of the most prolific oil and gas field on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Troll oil and gas field is the most prolific field on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), with more than half of its reserves still remaining after over 20 years of production. The initial development was...

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NKT to strengthen local power grid in Norway with high-voltage cable systems
Jun28

NKT to strengthen local power grid in Norway with high-voltage cable systems

NKT has won the turnkey order of two high-voltage cable systems ensuring power availability and transmission security in the regions of Hedmark and Oppland in Norway. NKT has been awarded the turnkey delivery of two 145 kV AC (alternating current) extruded cable system sets for the Mjøsa Project in the regions Hedmark and Oppland located North of Oslo in Norway. Here the power grid operator Eidsiva Nett AS is to upgrade the grid and...

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Equinor chooses Nexans umbilical technology for its Askeladd development in the Barents Sea
Jun28

Equinor chooses Nexans umbilical technology for its Askeladd development in the Barents Sea

The Snøhvit gas field in the Barents Sea is the largest ever industrial project in North Norway. It is now entering part two of its multi-phase development plan with Equinor and its partners investing over half a billion euros in the Askeladd development which will provide feedstock for the onshore LNG (liquified natural gas) plant at Melkøya in Hammerfest. To support the development, Equinor has awarded a major contract to Nexans to...

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New 66 KV submarine cable links for Borssele III & IV Offshore Wind Farms in North Sea
Jun22

New 66 KV submarine cable links for Borssele III & IV Offshore Wind Farms in North Sea

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract by Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V. for the development of a submarine inter–array cables system for Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms. Prysmian will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply and testing of about 175 km of 66 kV three core cables with XLPE insulation of various cross – section and all related...

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JDR to supply cables to Taiwan’s first offshore wind project
Jun20

JDR to supply cables to Taiwan’s first offshore wind project

JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry owned by the TFKable Group, has been selected by Jan De Nul Group to manufacture and supply inter-array, export and land cables for Taiwan’s Formosa 1 development. Formosa 1 is Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm and is being developed by Formosa Wind Power Co., a partnership of Macquarie Capital Group...

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LS Cable & System to build cable manufacturing plant with PT Artha Metal Sinergi
Jun22

LS Cable & System to build cable manufacturing plant with PT Artha Metal Sinergi

LS Cable & System (LS C&S) announced its joint venture with PT Artha Metal Sinergi (AMS) from Indonesia, a member of Artha Graha Network (AGN). The joint venture agreement was signed on 18th June 2018 at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Seoul, in which the main objective is to construct electric cable manufacturing factory in Indonesia. The event was attended by Mr. Roe-Hyun Myung (LS C&S CEO), Mr. Wan-Seob...

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CRU Interview with Michael Hjorth, NKT
Jun13

CRU Interview with Michael Hjorth, NKT

Background: Michael C. Hjorth, Senior Vice President & Head of Front End Sales for HV Solutions in NKT, is doing the opening speech at CRU Wire & Cable Conference 2018 in Copenhagen which NKT is also sponsoring.   Michael C. Hjorth headed up NKT Flexibles for more than two decades providing large infrastructure flexible pipeline solutions for offshore production of hydrocarbons from the seabed. Recently he rejoined NKT with...

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Innovative e-mobility charging system from LAPP wins gold
Jun13

Innovative e-mobility charging system from LAPP wins gold

At the first presentation ceremony for the new German Innovation Awards, the Mode-2 charging system from LAPP scooped a gold award in the Transportation category. “This prize is a vindication of our strategy of basing everything on our customer’s requirements”, said CEO Matthias Lapp. “Part of this is that LAPP’s sophisticated technology is matched by a great design.” The charging system is designed to enable car manufacturers...

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Nexans launches its AGICITY® range to speed up the development of electric mobility
Jun12

Nexans launches its AGICITY® range to speed up the development of electric mobility

The Group strengthens its position on the electric mobility market with the launch of Nexans AGICITY®, a range of dedicated solutions designed to facilitate the rollout of sustainable mobility in urban, suburban and rural areas. Paris La Défense, June 12, 2018 – Today’s government initiatives aimed at reducing the carbon footprint largely contribute to the transition of the automotive sector. Furthermore, as the price of batteries...

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New Organisation to be implemented for integration with General Cable 450 managers appointed at global level
Jun11

New Organisation to be implemented for integration with General Cable 450 managers appointed at global level

With sales of over €11 billion, the new Group will employ approximately 30,000 people at 112 plants and 25 R&D centres in over 50 countries. “We are proud to have established our second home region in the United States. Today, we begin to operate as a single team with shared objectives, combining the best of both companies” commented CEO Valerio Battista. Prysmian Group announces the launch of its new organisation and begins its...

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Prysmian completes acquisition of General Cable
Jun07

Prysmian completes acquisition of General Cable

Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation have announced that Prysmian has completed its acquisition of General Cable. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement entered into among the parties on December 3, 2017, Prysmian has acquired all the outstanding shares of General Cable common stock for $30.00 per share in cash. With the completion of the transaction, General Cable has become a privately held company, and therefore its...

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Leoni making digital progress with the “Factory of the Future”
Jun04

Leoni making digital progress with the “Factory of the Future”

Completion of building shell – plant will combine state-of-the-art cable production with a high-tech laboratory and development centre Nuremberg – Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, is celebrating the completion of the building shell of the Factory of the Future at today’s topping-out ceremony. This marks the next milestone in the realisation of...

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NKT Victoria celebrates one-year anniversary as the worlds most advanced cable-laying vessel
May17

NKT Victoria celebrates one-year anniversary as the worlds most advanced cable-laying vessel

NKT has seen its purpose build cable-laying-vessel perform very well on several projects in the North Sea. When commissioned in 2017 NKT Victoria introduced new standards for precision, energy efficiency and operational technology ensuring consistent project execution when laying cables. NKT celebrates the one-year anniversary of its cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria after a busy first year at sea. She has installed 335 km of cables...

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Nexans Makes Final Cable Delivery to Canada’s Strait of Belle Isle Subsea HVDC Power Link
May14

Nexans Makes Final Cable Delivery to Canada’s Strait of Belle Isle Subsea HVDC Power Link

Nexans has completed a six-year project to design, manufacture, supply and install nearly 100 km of subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable and accessories for Nalcor Energy’s Strait of Belle Isle Marine Cable Crossing in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The project, which now connects Labrador with the island of Newfoundland, reached its conclusion when Nexans delivered the final 2.3 km length of cable that will provide a...

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Ducab HV Energises 400kV Cable Circuit
May14

Ducab HV Energises 400kV Cable Circuit

The 400kV cable circuit, completed two months ahead of schedule, utilises the leading technology from the industry.  It operates at the highest voltage used within the region, 1000 times the voltage of the power socket in your home, and can carry enough power to supply four buildings the size of the Burj Khalifa. The project for the Taweelah B Power station in Abu Dhabi owned by TAPCO is the first 400kV circuit to enter service using...

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HUBER+SUHNER drives E-Mobility solutions forward at EV Tech Expo 2018
May09

HUBER+SUHNER drives E-Mobility solutions forward at EV Tech Expo 2018

It will showcase its state-of-the-art ultra-fast RADOX® HPC High Power Charging system alongside its antenna solution for autonomous driving Pfäffikon, 9 May. HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, will present its quality power solutions to combat the demand for fast charging systems in the most harsh and demanding environments at the Electric & Hybrid Technology...

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Southwire Company, LLC Releases the Third Edition of Its Overhead Conductor Manual
May09

Southwire Company, LLC Releases the Third Edition of Its Overhead Conductor Manual

Southwire, one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers, has released the Third Edition of its Overhead Conductor Manual. Originally published in 1994, the manual has become the design reference of choice for engineers. This practical handbook is a comprehensive guide on evaluating the design, construction, and uprating of overhead transmission systems while containing information on best practices, new industry standards,...

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