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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How third-party testing and certification improves quality and safety of cable products
May24

How third-party testing and certification improves quality and safety of cable products

Third party, independent testing and certification is becoming increasingly important as buyers and contractors alike continue to seek and establish distinct differences between one supplier and another. Apart from technical specifications, factors that can influence customer decision-making can include compliance, corporate and social responsibility, and most importantly, commercial advantages. With new technology and infrastructure...

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Leoni Kabel, Midal Cables, Corning, Sterlite Tech, Prysmian and other power and communication industry leaders join CRU’s Wire & Cable 2019
May20

Leoni Kabel, Midal Cables, Corning, Sterlite Tech, Prysmian and other power and communication industry leaders join CRU’s Wire & Cable 2019

CRU’s 13th Wire & Cable Conference will be arriving in Brussels, the centre for European policymaking, on 11-12 June 2019. This well-established annual gathering for leaders of the wire and cable industry, offers valuable peer-to-peer networking, and interactive discussions between cable-makers, distributors and other industry experts from around the world. Influential market-leaders will share their strategies and insights into...

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Roxtec UK provides cable sealing solution for £1.1billion Sellafield project
May22

Roxtec UK provides cable sealing solution for £1.1billion Sellafield project

Roxtec UK is supplying Sellafield – Britain’s biggest nuclear site – with specialist cable sealing solutions to support a major overhaul to infrastructure. The Manchester firm has been awarded the contract by Sellafield’s Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA). The ISA is an integrated team which consists of three delivery partners; Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Arup and is responsible for a £1.1...

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NKT wins high-voltage cable project to connect two Norwegian offshore platforms leveraging benefits of power from shore
May20

NKT wins high-voltage cable project to connect two Norwegian offshore platforms leveraging benefits of power from shore

NKT has been awarded the turnkey project from Equinor Energy AS for the 132 kV high-voltage cable connecting the oil and gas platforms Johan Sverdrup 2 and Gina Krog. Equinor has selected NKT as the turnkey supplier for the high-voltage cable project connecting the oil and gas platforms Gina Krog and Johan Sverdrup 2 in the North Sea. The order has a value of approx. EUR 29m in market prices (approx. EUR 25m in std. metal prices) and...

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Sumitomo Electric completes HVDC cable projects in Europe & Japan
May17

Sumitomo Electric completes HVDC cable projects in Europe & Japan

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce the completion of two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector cable projects using crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) insulated cables: 400-kV NEMO Link connecting the United Kingdom and Belgium, contracted with NEMO Link Limited through J-Power Systems Corporation,*1 a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric.250-kV Hokuto-Imabetsu HVDC Link connecting Hokkaido and Honshu,...

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Drum reeling drag-chain cable for extreme tasks
May17

Drum reeling drag-chain cable for extreme tasks

HRADIL special cable introduces HighPerformance 43 x 1.5 mm2 – a 3-layer VDE certified power and control cable designed for 1.2 million alternating bending cycles, a temperature range of -50°C to +90°C, including UL and cUL approvals. HRADIL, the specialist cable engineering firm from Bietigheim-Bissingen close to Stuttgart presents HighPerformance 43 x 1.5 mm², an extremely robust, drum reeling power supply cable that can be...

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Prysmian secures approx. €200 million offshore wind energy project in US
May17

Prysmian secures approx. €200 million offshore wind energy project in US

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately €200 million by Vineyard Wind, LLC, a US offshore wind development company 50% owned by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and 50% by Avangrid Renewables (part of the Iberdrola Group), to provide a submarine power cable system which will deliver clean energy to the mainland power grid in the US. With...

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TE Connectivity’s SOLARLOK 2.0 DC connectors for PV panels enable fast and reliable field installation
May17

TE Connectivity’s SOLARLOK 2.0 DC connectors for PV panels enable fast and reliable field installation

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced SOLARLOK 2.0 connectors. The new products enable photovoltaic system installers to make reliable connections more easy, quickly and cost-effectively. SOLARLOK 2.0 is a field-installable product that uses Insulation Displacement Contact (IDC) technology to create a connection between panels and cables without the need for any specialist tooling. The...

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PV cable testing and certification
Apr29

PV cable testing and certification

As an independent third-party testing laboratory, UL is pleased to expand its testing and certification services for photovoltaic (PV) cables used in the solar and photovoltaic industries in North America, Europe and globally. Since their introduction in 2014 and 2017 respectively, EN 50618 and IEC 62930 have become accepted in Europe and around the world for the certification of PV cables.   EN 50618 requires flexible...

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Quality is critical for sprinkler systems, says AEI Cables
Apr29

Quality is critical for sprinkler systems, says AEI Cables

Leading supplier AEI Cables is highlighting the need for the highest quality of cabling for use in sprinkler systems increasingly being specified for use in new modern buildings. This follows a call from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory in all residential buildings, hotels,...

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Nexans power umbilical to provide production boost for Vigdis North Sea oil field
May07

Nexans power umbilical to provide production boost for Vigdis North Sea oil field

When Equinor’s Vigdis field in the North Sea came on stream in 1997 it was believed that it might produce 200 million barrels of oil. Over 20 years later it has already produced twice that amount, and the recoverable resources from Vigdis are now estimated at 455 million barrels of oil (boe). The key to maximizing the oil recovery from Vigdis will be a new all-electric actuated multiphase subsea boosting station powered by a...

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Customers of CableBuilder3D sprint to market through faster product design
Apr26

Customers of CableBuilder3D sprint to market through faster product design

The introduction of a fully integrated 3D CAD tool within Cimteq’s CableBuilder environment goes one step further in streamlining the cable design and manufacture process. Powered by Autodesk Inventor, CableBuilder3D generates 3D models at the touch of a button allowing a team beyond draftsmen to work with the images. CableBuilder3D integrates seamlessly with the CableBuilder design, quotation and manufacturing module as well as...

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Leoni to showcase latest family of high-voltage cables for electromobility at  Electric & Hybrid Expo
Apr30

Leoni to showcase latest family of high-voltage cables for electromobility at Electric & Hybrid Expo

Varied range of the LEONI Hivocar® product family: flexible, temperature-resistant, high-voltage cables for power supply in electric and hybrid vehicles Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, will present its comprehensive range of cables and solutions for electromobility at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, which is combined with the Battery...

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Boskalis awarded Hornsea 2 offshore export cable installation contract
Apr29

Boskalis awarded Hornsea 2 offshore export cable installation contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the offshore export cable installation contract for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm. The contract with a value greater than EUR 100 million was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power A/S and consists of three export cable circuits with a total length of approximately 380 kilometers. The project scope includes the preparation of the offshore export cable route (geophysical survey,...

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Nexans cables take power underground to restore the natural beauty of England’s countryside
Apr29

Nexans cables take power underground to restore the natural beauty of England’s countryside

Nexans has been awarded a 35-million-euro contract to supply high voltage underground cables for the Dorset visual impact provision (VIP) project. The contract was awarded by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, the main contractor, as part of its underground onshore electricity cable framework agreement for National Grid. The project will focus on reducing the visual impact of an existing 8.8 km section of 400 kilovolt (kV) overhead line,...

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UL Product iQ™: The next generation of UL’s online certification directory
Apr24

UL Product iQ™: The next generation of UL’s online certification directory

New certification platform marries the longstanding UL certification data relied upon by millions of users with the intuitive design and user-friendliness of a modern search engine. Product iQ enables you to access the same trusted UL certification information you’re used to receiving via the original Online Certification Directory (OCD). You can quickly and efficiently explore content in the modern search engine powered by an...

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LLFlex offers Reyshield line of cable tapes and wraps
Apr22

LLFlex offers Reyshield line of cable tapes and wraps

Line of Products Offer Armoring and Shielding Solutions for the Wire and Cable Industry LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, has manufactured a complete line of cable wrap tapes to address a number of industry needs.  The Reyshield™ products are comprised of mono and co-ex layered film...

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CRU brings industry leaders to Brussels for the annual Wire & Cable Conference
Apr17

CRU brings industry leaders to Brussels for the annual Wire & Cable Conference

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 13th Wire & Cable Conference in Brussels on 11-12 June 2019. The conference is well established as the premier meeting for leaders in the wire and cable industry, offering valuable peer-to-peer networking and presentations from international wire and cable manufacturers, distributors and other industry thought-leaders. The two-day conference will provide...

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Looking to simplify the complex management of your cable design and manufacture?
Apr12

Looking to simplify the complex management of your cable design and manufacture?

A staggering 80% of cable costs can be attributed to raw material alone. Cimteq arrives at this estimate with some 20 years’ extensive knowledge of cable design and software manufacturing. Reducing the cost of cable production is therefore key in maintaining profitability. And the starting point is cable design. Cimteq’s CableBuilder software manages the complete cycle of cable design and manufacture through typical workflow...

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Introducing myUL – A new, full-service client portal
Apr17

Introducing myUL – A new, full-service client portal

As part of UL’s continued effort to better serve our clients, we recognized the need to migrate to a more robust platform that allows a deeper collaboration between UL and our clients. The result is myUL: a secure source for the UL product files, product information and services needed to drive your company’s strategic and financial goals. This enhanced level of access to UL empowers you to make more informed, data driven decisions....

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AEI Cables offers new distribution service
Apr05

AEI Cables offers new distribution service

Leading supplier AEI Cables has moved to new UK headquarters to further add to its specialist services for the fire performance market. The move to the new site in Washington, Tyne and Wear, means the company can offer speed of ordering and distribution from new warehouse facilities supported by technical advice. This follows the announcement that AEI Cables has been chosen as one of three companies to supply cables for three of...

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Times change, trust remains™
Apr11

Times change, trust remains™

What began primarily as an electrical and fire safety testing, inspection and certification company soon branched out into a variety of services — from testing chemical hazards to burglary-resistive products and more — making UL what it is today. For 125 years, UL has dedicated itself to fostering safe living and working conditions for...

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Ducab revenues rise in 2018  with strong performance in UAE and abroad
Mar31

Ducab revenues rise in 2018 with strong performance in UAE and abroad

As the company commemorates four decades as a leader in the UAE’s manufacturing sector, Ducab has announced that its 2018 consolidated group sales rose to AED 4.8 billion, an increase of approximately 7% year on year.  Ducab now operates six manufacturing facilities across four sites in the UAE, employing a workforce of over 1,600. Ducab Group now comprises four business units: Ducab Wires and Cables; Ducab High Voltage (HV);...

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