Prysmian to Provide a Strategic Power Grid Connection in Bahrain
Dec18

Prysmian to Provide a Strategic Power Grid Connection in Bahrain

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract worth in the region of €80 million by EWA (Electricity and Water Authority of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain) to develop a new 400 kV cable loop circuit. As part of EWA’s strategic 400 kV Transmission Development programme (2009 – 2013), this project adds a crucial link to the infrastructure of the Kingdom of...

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Prysmian celebrates 50 Years of the SA.CO.I. interconnection
Dec11

Prysmian celebrates 50 Years of the SA.CO.I. interconnection

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the taking into operation of the HVDC submarine cable system built for the SA.CO.I. interconnection linking Sardinia’s electricity grid with mainland Italy. It marks a world record for the longest in-service HVDC submarine cable link. “This is an important occasion testifying to the absolute reliability, efficiency and...

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Prysmian to Acquire General Cable for $30.00 Per Share in Cash
Dec11

Prysmian to Acquire General Cable for $30.00 Per Share in Cash

Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Prysmian will acquire General Cable for $30.00 per share in cash. The transaction values General Cable at approximately $3 billion, including debt and certain other General Cable liabilities, and represents a premium of approximately 81% to the General Cable closing price of $16.55 per share on July 14,...

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Nexans Opens the Latest High Voltage Test Laboratory at its Calais Center of Excellence
Dec03

Nexans Opens the Latest High Voltage Test Laboratory at its Calais Center of Excellence

The high voltage (HV) market is requiring an increasing number of tests at higher and higher voltage levels. In order to support this growing business, Nexans has decided to significantly enhance its testing capacity by building in Calais, France, a new state-of-the-art direct current (DC) laboratory that allows to test simultaneously three independent qualification loops. Each loop is composed of multiple cable sections and joints...

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Prysmian Group at Wind Europe Annual Event 2017
Nov27

Prysmian Group at Wind Europe Annual Event 2017

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will exhibit its extended portfolio of products and services at the Wind Europe Annual Event 2017 in Amsterdam from 28th to 30th November (RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Booth 1C50). The range on display will include AC and DC power transmission submarine cable systems, advanced turbine cabling solutions specifically designed to meet highly demanding...

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Ursula Ida Lapp Receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Nov27

Ursula Ida Lapp Receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg

During a ceremony at the former royal palace in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg economic minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut awarded the state’s business medal to Ursula Ida Lapp. The medal represents a tremendous honour bestowed on an outstanding businesswoman. Among the federal state’s most prestigious honours, it is awarded only to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the economy of Baden-Württemberg....

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Rittal’s New Laser Machining Centre to Revolutionise Control Panel Production at Engineering Firm
Nov20

Rittal’s New Laser Machining Centre to Revolutionise Control Panel Production at Engineering Firm

In a “UK first”, Runcorn and Ewloe-based electrical engineering firm, LCA Controls, has switched its control panel operations from manual production to laser-machining.  The move is expected to transform its productivity and efficiency. LCA Controls, which recently came under new ownership, has invested in a Rittal Perforex LC 3015 3D laser machining centre – a system which will revolutionise construction of its stainless-steel panels...

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Prysmian to power the Louvre Abu Dhabi
Nov20

Prysmian to power the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, supplied over 500 km of FP Fire Resistant cables for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors to the public on last November 11th. The company supplied its enhanced fire resistant cables, a mixture of both FPPLUS and FPPLUS FLEX cables, which offer extended fire survival times, coupled with low flame spread and very low emission of smoke and...

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Modular cable feed system from igus for safe shore power supply
Nov16

Modular cable feed system from igus for safe shore power supply

In order to reduce the CO2, NOx, SOx and fine-particle emissions from the ship’s engines while docked in port, more and more energy supplies are being provided directly from the shore. To manage these cables safely, igus has developed an alternative to traditional cable feed systems, the e-chain dispenser, which has already been successfully installed near Bergen, Norway. “Depending on the type of ship, the requirements for the cable...

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Abu Dhabi’s Nasr II Oil Field to be Powered by 3 000 km of Nexans Cables
Oct30

Abu Dhabi’s Nasr II Oil Field to be Powered by 3 000 km of Nexans Cables

The Nasr field is a large oil field located approximately 130 km northwest off the coast of Abu Dhabi City in United Arab Emirates. In the framework of the Nasr Phase II Full Field Development Project, aimed at almost tripling the field’s oil production capacity to 65 000 barrels per day, Nexans was selected by the EPC contractor Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as the sole cable supplier for the second and most crucial package of the...

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Nexans to Power the World’s Largest Potash Mine
Nov06

Nexans to Power the World’s Largest Potash Mine

As the global population continues to grow, potash, one of the key ingredients in agricultural fertilizer, will play an increasingly important role in the world’s future. To meet the growing demand, Mosaic, the world’s leading producer of potash and phosphate crop nutrients, has selected Nexans to supply power cables and support services for their $1.7 billion expansion project which will make its K3 facility in Canada the world’s...

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Prysmian Technology Jiangsu Co. Ltd.’s Operations Start In China
Oct26

Prysmian Technology Jiangsu Co. Ltd.’s Operations Start In China

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces that its Chinese factory Prysmian Technology Jiangsu Co. Ltd. has successfully started operations after completing the acquisition of some assets from the former Shen Huan Cable Technologies. Prysmian Technology Jiangsu Co. Ltd. is fully owned and managed by Prysmian Group, which provides the new factory with its technologies, assets, competences...

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Nexans Sets a New World Record to Strengthen Norway’s Power Grid
Oct09

Nexans Sets a New World Record to Strengthen Norway’s Power Grid

While the Nordic countries are among the most advanced in terms of clean electricity generation, their consumption of energy per capita is also among the highest in the world due to cold climate and a sparse population distribution. To meet growing electricity demand and accompany increased energy production, BKK Nett AS, one of Norway’s largest power companies, decided to install the Kollsnes-Mongstad power line to strengthen the...

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Cable leader puts on showcase
Oct04

Cable leader puts on showcase

AEI Cables offers entire range of speciality cables for clean energy sectors Leading supplier AEI Cables showcased its market-leading products to the offshore oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors, at recent international trade events. Based in Birtley, near Gateshead, AEI Cables attended Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, and the HUSUM Wind event near Hamburg in Germany, flagship trade shows for their sectors. Key personnel from AEI...

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NKT is preferred supplier for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project
Sep25

NKT is preferred supplier for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project

NKT has signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for delivery and installation of export and array cable systems to the prospective offshore wind farm project Triton Knoll. The project is being developed as a joint venture by innogy (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with innogy managing the project. The PSA is signed in a consortium with Boskalis’ subsidiary VBMS. A PSA is a key step towards a final order which is conditional upon final...

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Prysmian cables for Italy’s largest port
Sep18

Prysmian cables for Italy’s largest port

Prysmian Group has recently completed the supply of Medium Voltage cables to be used for the expansion of the Dry Dock Area in the Port of Genoa. Prysmian supplied about 35km of 12/20kV MV cables, of which a first tranche in aluminium and a second one consisting of an optical fibre submarine cable with galvanised steel wire armour. The cables were produced in the Pignataro and Merlino plants and were customised to meet customer...

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AEI Cables provides vital link for offshore  wind project
Sep12

AEI Cables provides vital link for offshore wind project

Specialist supplier AEI Cables has completed the supply of specialist fire performance products for control and instrumentation at the £1.5billion Galloper Wind Farm Project off the Suffolk coast. The products were supplied to ensure protection against flame propagation, smoke and acid gas emissions for 56 wind turbines in a challenging environment. Working with main contractor Petrofac, the AEI Cables’ products meet the requirements...

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Lapp strengthens its commitment to education
Sep04

Lapp strengthens its commitment to education

At the start of the new 2017/2018 apprenticeship year, 23 young men and women started their careers at Lapp Group’s main site in Stuttgart, Germany. This is three more than in the previous year. “As a family business, we take our social responsibility very seriously. We want to give young people good opportunities for the future. A good apprenticeship forms the foundation of this”, explains Matthias Lapp, CEO of U.I. Lapp GmbH. “We...

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Nexans’ New Cable-Laying Vessel to Bring More Clean Energy to the World
Aug28

Nexans’ New Cable-Laying Vessel to Bring More Clean Energy to the World

As global energy demand continues to grow, the need for clean energy is becoming ever more urgent. In the face of growing concerns around climate change, energy transition is now a top priority on the international agenda. Today, not only are nations developing their own renewable energy strategies, but they are also cooperating with other countries with the aim of optimizing their use of resources by building common infrastructure,...

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Lapp Panamá becomes fully-fledged distribution company
Aug21

Lapp Panamá becomes fully-fledged distribution company

The Lapp Group is further expanding its global distribution network: Lapp Panamá is now a fully-fledged distribution company. At the opening of the new distribution centre in early June, which now includes its own warehouse, Matthias Lapp, CEO of U.I. Lapp GmbH said: “Throughout the world we are there for our customers, and they value our short response and delivery times, along with our in-depth understanding of their markets and...

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