BASEC launches new series of Cable Quality breakfast seminars
Mar22

BASEC launches new series of Cable Quality breakfast seminars

What’s the value of quality to you? This year, BASEC has launched a series of Cable Quality breakfast seminars designed for those who are involved in projects where cable installations are key to the successful operation of their facilities. Often the requirements of cable are overlooked or left until last, as typically electrical wiring is the last installation on a construction site. The sessions will focus on understanding the...

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Ducab appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Apr02

Ducab appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has appointed Mr. Meshal Al-Naqbi to the position of Chief Financial Officer, taking responsibility for the management of the company’s global finance operations. Al-Naqbi has been serving as the Deputy CFO at Ducab since 2016. Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Ducab Chairman, applauded the appointment: “Ducab are committed to continuous career development for all employees and...

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Prysmian to develop turn-key export & inter-array cable connections for first 66 kV offshore floating wind farm
Mar27

Prysmian to develop turn-key export & inter-array cable connections for first 66 kV offshore floating wind farm

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million by PGL (Provence Grand Large), a floating offshore wind farm project located in South France, which is part of EDF Renewables, for the development of a turn-key submarine cable system. The system to be supplied includes 3 km of submarine dynamic inter-array cables and 19 km of export...

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Nexans to supply turbine cables & accessories for world’s first floating offshore wind farm operating at 66 kV
Mar26

Nexans to supply turbine cables & accessories for world’s first floating offshore wind farm operating at 66 kV

WindFloat Atlantic, a 25 megawatt (MW) floating wind farm to be installed off the coast of Portugal, is expected to demonstrate the viability of Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) technology that holds the key to an inexhaustible resource potential in Europe. It will be the world’s first large-scale commercial FOW project operating at 66 kilovolt (kV) for which Nexans will supply pre-terminated and factory-tested turbine cables as well as...

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The global solar energy market, rapid growth, and  significant opportunity for cable manufacturers
Mar14

The global solar energy market, rapid growth, and significant opportunity for cable manufacturers

The global market for photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems is growing rapidly and, as all solar projects require extensive levels of cabling, represents a considerable opportunity for cable manufacturers. However, to successfully exploit this continuing development, it’s important to understand where growth is focused, why it is focused in these areas, as well as the challenges – both environmental and legislative – that it creates....

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Fire alarm installers welcome Total Fire Solutions
Mar13

Fire alarm installers welcome Total Fire Solutions

Installers of fire alarms for new complex modern buildings have welcomed the quality of products in the Total Fire Solutions range for the built environment from AEI Cables. Using the very latest in technology and science, the Firetec Total Fire Solutions range offers enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support from one source. The new generation AEI Cables’ fire performance cabling ensures critical...

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NKT finalizes project with world’s longest HVAC submarine cable
Mar20

NKT finalizes project with world’s longest HVAC submarine cable

NKT has handed over the 163 km long high-voltage cable system powering the Norwegian oil and gas field Martin Linge from the shore. The cable solution is the world’s longest submarine HVAC cable installed and will help save 200,000 tonnes CO2 annually. NKT has successfully completed the project of the power from shore cable system for the Martin Linge oil and gas field in Norway for the end client Equinor. The cable system solution...

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Nexans cable systems to play critical role for Amprion in partial undergrounding of the German transmission network
Mar19

Nexans cable systems to play critical role for Amprion in partial undergrounding of the German transmission network

The German energy transition plan, known as “Energiewende”, has set a target for 80 percent of the country’s annual electricity needs to be met by renewable energy by 2050. This requires Germany’s transmission service operators (TSOs), such as Amprion, to upgrade their high voltage (HV) power transmission networks to transport electricity generated by wind farms in the north over long distances to the main areas of consumption in the...

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JDR Cables wins milestone contract for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm
Mar19

JDR Cables wins milestone contract for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm

 JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with Vattenfall for the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. JDR will manufacture more than 170 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of termination accessories. The cable will be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility, with project completion expected in 2021. The inter-array cables connecting the turbines will carry the...

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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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Power legacy: Ducab celebrates 40 years of success
Mar04

Power legacy: Ducab celebrates 40 years of success

As the UAE moves to widen its industrial capabilities, Ducab is celebrating a remarkable 40 years of growth and business expansion as one of the UAE’s leading manufacturers. Founded in 1979 Ducab now serves global customers in energy, construction, transport, defence, mining, and many other sectors. Today Ducab exports around 60% of its products and has diversified to offer the full range of cables, as well as aluminium and...

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Sparrows Group provides cable handling solutions for world’s largest offshore wind farm
Mar04

Sparrows Group provides cable handling solutions for world’s largest offshore wind farm

Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS) division more than doubled its business during 2018 thanks to an upsurge in activity in the renewables market. This included the successful delivery of its largest renewables project to date as part of three contracts awarded through VBMS; DEME Offshore, formerly known as Tideway; and DeepOcean. The work scope saw Sparrows provide equipment and personnel to handle the nearshore,...

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Prysmian Group at Middle East Electricity 2019
Mar04

Prysmian Group at Middle East Electricity 2019

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will showcase state-of-the-art technologies at Middle East Electricity 2019, the electrical industry’s largest show in the Middle East, taking place in Dubai from March 5 to 7, 2019 (booth F20, Hall 8). Middle East Electricity 2019 comes at a very important time for the Group that, on this occasion,...

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UL to industry: Time to clarify some misconceptions
Feb26

UL to industry: Time to clarify some misconceptions

There is a lot of confusion in the industry regarding claims, mostly self-certified, of low smoke halogen free cables and the materials used in them.  Product claims about low smoke halogen free (LSHF) – also known by the industry as low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) – have been with us for some time now. Of note, these claims are frequently self-certified, and tests used may not be standards-based. More importantly,...

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AEI Cables clinches contract for three warships
Feb20

AEI Cables clinches contract for three warships

Leading supplier AEI Cables has been chosen as one of three companies to supply cables for three of Britain’s new Type 26 warships for the Royal Navy. Working with prime contractor BAE Systems, AEI Cables will supply cable and wiring for the power, lighting and data communications circuits to the vessels, with 400 kilometres of cable being supplied for the first order. The Type 26 combat ships will replace the Type 23 frigates as...

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World’s longest igus e-chain application still running trouble-free 10 years on
Feb19

World’s longest igus e-chain application still running trouble-free 10 years on

Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for months on end – these are the two extreme conditions with which the world’s longest plastic energy chain. At the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic, the roller energy chain system with a travel length of 615 metres has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat. In normal operation, lignite (brown coal) is extracted from the opencast...

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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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SubCom Reliance completes successful repair of Tonga Cable System
Feb18

SubCom Reliance completes successful repair of Tonga Cable System

Rapid repairs to two cables completed in less than eight days return full phone and internet service to Tonga SubCom, the leading global partner for undersea data transport, today announced that its cable ship SubCom Reliance successfully completed the repair of two Tongan submarine cables. The Tonga Cable and the Tonga Domestic Cable were damaged on January 20, 2019. Upon notification of the break, SubCom Reliance was...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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