Nexans awarded over 190-million-euro worth of contracts to reinforce distribution networks in Europe and Latin America
Feb13

Nexans awarded over 190-million-euro worth of contracts to reinforce distribution networks in Europe and Latin America

Nexans has achieved a major success in a global tender process carried out by a one of the biggest utility companies in the world, securing contracts worth over €190 million to supply medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) cables. Over the next two years, Nexans will support the development of the client’s electricity distribution networks in Europe and Latin America. “We are delighted to have achieved this major success in a very...

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Boskalis signs sizable subsea cable integrity contract
Feb13

Boskalis signs sizable subsea cable integrity contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that it has signed a sizable contract for the replacement and repair of a part of the inter-array cables at an offshore wind farm. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 80 million. Boskalis will utilize three anchored barge spreads, including the well proven cable repair assets Bokabarge 82 and recently acquired BoDo Constructor from Bohlen Doyen accompanied by a variety...

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Why third-party approval is critical for MV cables
Feb08

Why third-party approval is critical for MV cables

As the demand for power increases in the UK and further afield for domestic, industrial and commercial uses, 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. Power plant – transformation station. Multitude of cables and wires. The demands for power has never been greater, with the explosion of development in...

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Prysmian to develop a new submarine cable system in Canada
Feb11

Prysmian to develop a new submarine cable system in Canada

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract worth €17 million by New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power), the largest electric utility in the Atlantic Canada based in the province of New Brunswick. The Fundy Isles Project involves the development of a new submarine cable link which will allow the upgrade of the capacity of the existing submarine transmission system...

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BASEC showcases its regional presence at 2019’s Middle East Electricity exhibition
Feb06

BASEC showcases its regional presence at 2019’s Middle East Electricity exhibition

BASEC’s attendance at this year’s Middle East Electricity (MEE) exhibition in Dubai, 5-7 March, reflects our role as an independent global leader in cable testing and certification. In particular, we will be showcasing our strengths in supplying these services across the entire region. These will be provided directly from a new, dedicated team that we have set up specifically to support the Middle East and Africa. Made up of Haroon...

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Trelleborg supplies cable protection to Scottish offshore wind farm
Feb06

Trelleborg supplies cable protection to Scottish offshore wind farm

Building on its impressive track record supplying cable protection to offshore wind projects, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation delivered a range of high-performance cable protection solutions for the Kincardine Offshore Windfarm and the 2MW turbine that started producing power in October 2018. Installed in quarter three of 2018, Trelleborg manufactured and delivered Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBM), bend stiffeners and...

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Prysmian involved in  upgrade of Washington, D.C. area’s power transmission grid
Feb06

Prysmian involved in upgrade of Washington, D.C. area’s power transmission grid

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will carry out a project aimed at upgrading the U.S. Capital area’s power transmission system. The multi-phased project is expected to be worth approximately $190 million and is currently scheduled to run between 2019 and 2026, with a $13 million agreement in place for phase one due to be performed by 2019. Washington, D.C. hit 700,000 residents in 2018,...

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Students from Leeds College of Building visit Wrexham Mineral Cables
Feb04

Students from Leeds College of Building visit Wrexham Mineral Cables

Twelve students from Leeds College of Building visited Wrexham Mineral Cables in North Wales on 21st January. The visit was organised by Nathan Cook, Export Sales Manager to show the group of 16-18 year olds how mineral insulated cable is manufactured.  The company was keen to show how and why they believe mineral cable is the ultimate fire protection cable.  The group were taken given a tour to show how the cable is manufactured at...

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Murphy wins major project to construct underground cables between Nailsea and Portished for National Grid
Jan30

Murphy wins major project to construct underground cables between Nailsea and Portished for National Grid

Murphy has won a major project to construct underground cables between Nailsea and Portishead for National Grid, as part part of the Hinkley Point C connection scheme.  National Grid announced three major contract awards, worth a total of £300m, to J. Murphy & Sons Ltd, Balfour Beatty and Siemens, to step up on the Hinkley Connection projectHinkley Connection will see significant investment in the region’s electricity...

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TFKable Group will provide 220 kV onshore high voltage cable for the Moray East Offshore windfarm
Jan29

TFKable Group will provide 220 kV onshore high voltage cable for the Moray East Offshore windfarm

The TFKable Group’s successful partnership with VolkerInfra continues to grow with the announcement that its production plant in Bydgoszcz will provide 220 kV onshore high voltage cable for the Moray East Offshore windfarm, Scotland. Production will start at the Group’s specialist HV production plant in Bydgoszcz during Q1 2019. This large-scale undertaking will require highly coordinated programme delivery and best in class...

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Ducab partners with UAE renewables pioneer, Almaden Emirates Fortune Power LLC
Jan28

Ducab partners with UAE renewables pioneer, Almaden Emirates Fortune Power LLC

Ducab’s role in the development of the region’s solar power sector is growing, through the company’s new partnership with solar business developer and manufacturer, Almaden Emirates Fortune Power LLC (AEFP), a joint venture between Emirates Fortune Group and Almaden Mena FZE. With several solar power plant development projects in the GCC, Africa, and Central Asian countries, AEFP selected Ducab, as a leading manufacturer of energy...

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JDR wins 2nd offshore wind contract for major project in Taiwan
Jan29

JDR wins 2nd offshore wind contract for major project in Taiwan

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 to supply subsea power cables and accessories for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind Farm Phase One. The project is located off the coast of Fangyuan in Changhua County in Central Western Taiwan. It is being developed by Taipower with a consortium of Jan De...

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Cabling technology offers peace of mind
Jan14

Cabling technology offers peace of mind

Those responsible for the specification of products which go into new modern buildings have been asking for safe, approved cabling which play a critical part in electrical supply systems. Here, Graham Turner of AEI Cable explains the issues and emerging solutions. As new buildings become increasingly complex, those making decisions in the supply chain need to know that the products they are specifying are safe and compliant, meeting...

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Boskalis appointed preferred contractor for Inch Cape offshore wind farm project
Jan11

Boskalis appointed preferred contractor for Inch Cape offshore wind farm project

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has signed an exclusive Pre-Construction Agreement (PCA) for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm project. The award was made by Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a subsidiary of Red Rock Power Ltd. The project scope includes the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations, the offshore substation and cables. The award of the contract is subject to a successful bid by ICOL in...

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Boskalis strengthens offshore cable installation position through German acquisition
Jan11

Boskalis strengthens offshore cable installation position through German acquisition

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has reached an agreement with SPIE for the acquisition of the offshore cable installation activities and assets of Bohlen Doyen GmbH (BoDo). BoDo’s offshore cable laying business operations comprise of grid to grid and offshore substation to shore connections, which includes the installation of (nearshore) offshore cables and the connection of offshore wind farms to substations. BoDo,...

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Interview with Ashish Chaturvedy, Marketing Manager at Ducab
Jan02

Interview with Ashish Chaturvedy, Marketing Manager at Ducab

Ducab has been a major manufacturer of cables in the GCC for many years; how do you remain competitive in the region? While the GCC is indeed our home market, today Ducab works with customers around the globe. From India to Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, we are setting a new standard in our field. We are the first choice for many prestigious clients and contractors due in large part to our record of quality and...

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Completion of Caithness-Moray transmission link
Jan11

Completion of Caithness-Moray transmission link

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission), the wholly-owned subsidiary of SSE plc, has completed the construction, commissioning and energisation of the new Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link. Caithness-Moray is the largest single investment ever undertaken by the SSE Group and represents the most significant investment in the north of Scotland electricity transmission system since the...

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Southwire to realign business toward strategic growth
Jan09

Southwire to realign business toward strategic growth

In support of the company’s five-year strategic plan and in an effort to grow sustainably and profitably, Southwire recently announced that it will reorganize its executive leadership and business structure. Through this new alignment, Southwire is placing an increased emphasis on its core wire and cable business and looking at opportunities to focus more intently on areas like metals management, modernization, research and...

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TE Connectivity introduces SOLARLOK PV Edge junction box to improve installation and efficiency of glass-to-glass photovoltaic panels
Jan09

TE Connectivity introduces SOLARLOK PV Edge junction box to improve installation and efficiency of glass-to-glass photovoltaic panels

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announces the new SOLARLOK PV Edge decentralized junction box that can be attached to glass-to-glass photovoltaic panels without drilling holes. The new junction box aims to reduce installation costs, raise energy outputs from the panels and improve reliability. Glass-to-glass photovoltaic cells continue to increase in efficiency, fall in price, and grow in popularity....

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Nexans completes high voltage cable project to connect Kype Muir wind farm to Scotland’s power grid
Jan08

Nexans completes high voltage cable project to connect Kype Muir wind farm to Scotland’s power grid

The Scottish Government has set an ambitious target for renewable energy resources to meet 100 percent of the country’s gross annual electricity consumption by 2020. Large onshore wind farms will play a key role in meeting this target, such as the 88 megawatt (MW) Kype Muir wind farm, where Nexans has just completed a project to provide a 16 km 132 kilovolt (kV) underground grid connection for SP Energy Networks. With a total capacity...

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