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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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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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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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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LAPP launches new brand identity at Hanover Trade Fair
Apr23

LAPP launches new brand identity at Hanover Trade Fair

One company, one name – worldwide LAPP, the expert in connection technology, is developing its brand. By using the name LAPP – in capital letters and with no additions – the family company is underlining its international alignment and positioning as a leading supplier of connection solutions. In future, national subsidiaries and departments will all operate under the name LAPP with no additions. The message is clear...

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Greater Manchester manufacturer Roxtec supplies Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm
Apr25

Greater Manchester manufacturer Roxtec supplies Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm

Greater Manchester manufacturer Roxtec has supplied a package of specialist cable sealing solutions to Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. Roxtec UK marine and offshore director John Kayes said the firm delivered fireproof and watertight seals to secure high voltage cables on substations within the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). The £2.6billion energy project is located in the Outer Moray Firth, around 13km from the...

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German President Steinmeier at Lapp
Apr20

German President Steinmeier at Lapp

VIP visitors at Lapp: Yesterday afternoon, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender visited the Stuttgart-based family company to find out about the practicalities and challenges of professional apprenticeships. This was part of the week-long focus on professional education, which runs from 16 to 20 April, and has the couple as its patrons. During the week, they are visiting numerous locations throughout...

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Contractors warned over MV cables
Apr13

Contractors warned over MV cables

Specialist AEI Cables has issued a warning to make sure that Medium Voltage cables coming onto the market are independently approved and certified as compliant as the pressure mounts on the installation of quality products in modern building developments. As the incidence of non-approved cables continues, the company is warning the supply chain to be particularly careful around the application of these cables into high-risk...

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Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm: Final Section of Nexans Power Export Cable Sails To Scotland
Apr06

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm: Final Section of Nexans Power Export Cable Sails To Scotland

Nexans has reached two key milestones in its major contract to create the high voltage power export connection for Scotland’s Beatrice 588 MW offshore wind farm. The first of the two 400 kV onshore cable links and the high voltage accessories have been installed successfully and tested on site. At the same time, the Nexans factory in Norway has completed the manufacturing of the 220 kV offshore cable and loaded the final section onto...

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Han® M23 Power connector combines high current capacity and signal transmission capability with environmental protection
Mar28

Han® M23 Power connector combines high current capacity and signal transmission capability with environmental protection

The Han® M23 Power from HARTING is a new hybrid industrial connector that combines the capability to transmit both power and signals with a high degree of environmental protection. The new connector extends the Han® M23 series by allowing the industrial lifelines of signal and power to be fully supplied from a single device. The field of application includes drive technology as well as any areas with increased demands on vibration...

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Prysmian, first contract with JG Summit Petrochemicals Group
Mar26

Prysmian, first contract with JG Summit Petrochemicals Group

Prysmian Group, worldwide leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has signed an agreement with JG Summit Petrochemicals Group (JGSPG) for the supply of a total of approximately 820 km of Power (Low Voltage and Medium Voltage),  Instrumentation & Control and Telecommunication cables for Plant & Petrochemical applications. JGSPG consists of JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation (JGSPC) – the largest...

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Prysmian Group signs framework agreement with Terna to upgrade the Italian power grid
Mar19

Prysmian Group signs framework agreement with Terna to upgrade the Italian power grid

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded — as lead contractor in the Temporary Association of Companies (RTI) involving CEBAT S.r.l. and Elettrovit S.r.l., which will carry out the civil engineering installation works — a framework contract for the supply, installation and emergency repairs on 220 kV cables with the Italian transmission system operator Terna, through its...

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Transformation and Generational Change
Mar16

Transformation and Generational Change

The Lapp family, the owners of the Lapp Group, started planning for the generational change at an early stage. At Lapp, that is simply part of the response to rapid social and economic change. This change entails enormous adjustments for the family-owned company as well as the economy at large. Since 2017, the third generation of the Lapp family has also been taking up responsibility within the company. For almost 60 years, Ursula Ida...

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Prysmian will invest in a new laying vessel for submarine cables
Mar16

Prysmian will invest in a new laying vessel for submarine cables

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces an investment in excess of €170 million in a new cutting-edge cable laying vessel. This strategic asset will bolster Prysmian’s turnkey approach, under which it delivers end-to-end EPCI projects, from engineering, manufacturing and installation to full monitoring and diagnostic services. In particular it will support long-term growth prospects in...

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Lapp’s Turnover Tops the Billion-Euro Mark
Mar13

Lapp’s Turnover Tops the Billion-Euro Mark

For the first time, the Lapp Group has recorded an annual turnover of more than EUR 1 billion. To be specific, the turnover of the global market leader for integrated cable and connection technology solutions increased by 13.9 per cent to EUR 1,026.8 million in the financial year 2016-17 (1 October to 30 September). The number of employees increased by 9.6 per cent to 3,770. Pre-tax earnings increased by 29 per cent to EUR 55.5...

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Prysmian Group at Middle East Electricity 2018
Mar05

Prysmian Group at Middle East Electricity 2018

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will showcase state-of-the-art technologies at Middle East Electricity 2018, the electrical industry’s largest show in the Middle East, taking place in Dubai from March 6 to 8, 2018 (booth F20, Hall 8). The Group’s product portfolio at MEE 2018 will focus on the full range of state-of-the-art cable solutions including a variety of Industrial applications...

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Fast non-invasive PD surveying for substations
Feb12

Fast non-invasive PD surveying for substations

Designed specifically for carrying out fast non-invasive online partial discharge (PD) surveys in MV and HV substations, Megger’s new UHF Partial Discharge Detector measures PD activity at frequencies above those of common disturbances. This allows it to deliver accurate and dependable results for a wide range of assets, including cable-end terminations, surge arrestors, voltage transformers and isolators. The compact, handheld...

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Prysmian to deliver a new submarine power link to Capri
Feb05

Prysmian to deliver a new submarine power link to Capri

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth around €40 million for a new submarine cable connection between the isle of Capri and Sorrento (Naples) following a European call for tender. The contract has been awarded by Terna Rete Italia S.p.A., a company fully owned by Terna S.p.A., the Italian Transmission System Operator. The project involves the turn-key...

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Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in the UK
Jan24

Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in the UK

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract by Cobra Wind International Ltd to provide the cable system to connect the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm to mainland UK. This is the Group’s first cable project for a floating offshore wind farm which foresees the design and supply of two export cables as well as inter-array cables. The cable will also be provided...

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