NKT awarded Hornsea 2 offshore AC cable project
Jul04

NKT awarded Hornsea 2 offshore AC cable project

NKT has been awarded a contract by Ørsted of over EUR 145m (approx. DKK 1.08bn) to supply more than 190 kilometres of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable system for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK. The wind farm is to be the world’s largest with a capacity of 1.4 GW providing green electricity to well over 1.3 million households. The cable system, not comprising installation, delivered by NKT for Hornsea 2...

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Nexans Appoints Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer
Jul04

Nexans Appoints Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Nexans, during its meeting of July 3, 2018 chaired by Georges Chodron de Courcel, decided to appoint Christopher Guérin as Chief Executive Officer. He will take office on 4 July 2018. Christopher Guérin, 46 years old, has been with Nexans since 1997 and most recently since 2014 served as Senior Executive Vice President, Europe and Telecom/Datacom, Power Accessories Business Groups and member of the Group...

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Nexans wins major subsea umbilical contract from Equinor for Troll Phase 3 development
Jul03

Nexans wins major subsea umbilical contract from Equinor for Troll Phase 3 development

Nexans will provide a total of 27 kilometers of complex umbilicals with power, fiber-optic and hydraulic elements for the next development phase of the most prolific oil and gas field on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Troll oil and gas field is the most prolific field on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), with more than half of its reserves still remaining after over 20 years of production. The initial development was...

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NKT to strengthen local power grid in Norway with high-voltage cable systems
Jun28

NKT to strengthen local power grid in Norway with high-voltage cable systems

NKT has won the turnkey order of two high-voltage cable systems ensuring power availability and transmission security in the regions of Hedmark and Oppland in Norway. NKT has been awarded the turnkey delivery of two 145 kV AC (alternating current) extruded cable system sets for the Mjøsa Project in the regions Hedmark and Oppland located North of Oslo in Norway. Here the power grid operator Eidsiva Nett AS is to upgrade the grid and...

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SOURIAU introduces SWIM connectors for underwater applications at shallow depth
Jun26

SOURIAU introduces SWIM connectors for underwater applications at shallow depth

Immersible connectors have to meet a variety of mechanical and chemical constraints. SOURIAU has been active in this market for a very long time, continuously adapting its product range to customer requirements in the field of military submarines, oceanography, geophysics and the oil industry. With SWIM, SOURIAU is launching a new range of connectors designed for new markets. A new range for new applications The new SWIM range...

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New 66 KV submarine cable links for Borssele III & IV Offshore Wind Farms in North Sea
Jun22

New 66 KV submarine cable links for Borssele III & IV Offshore Wind Farms in North Sea

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract by Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V. for the development of a submarine inter–array cables system for Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms. Prysmian will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply and testing of about 175 km of 66 kV three core cables with XLPE insulation of various cross – section and all related...

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JDR to supply cables to Taiwan’s first offshore wind project
Jun20

JDR to supply cables to Taiwan’s first offshore wind project

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 Group to manufacture and supply inter-array, export and land cables for Taiwan’s Formosa 1 development. Formosa 1 is Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm and is being developed by Formosa Wind Power Co., a partnership of Macquarie Capital Group...

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CRU Interview with Michael Hjorth, NKT
Jun13

CRU Interview with Michael Hjorth, NKT

Background: Michael C. Hjorth, Senior Vice President & Head of Front End Sales for HV Solutions in NKT, is doing the opening speech at CRU Wire & Cable Conference 2018 in Copenhagen which NKT is also sponsoring.   Michael C. Hjorth headed up NKT Flexibles for more than two decades providing large infrastructure flexible pipeline solutions for offshore production of hydrocarbons from the seabed. Recently he rejoined NKT with...

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New Organisation to be implemented for integration with General Cable 450 managers appointed at global level
Jun11

New Organisation to be implemented for integration with General Cable 450 managers appointed at global level

With sales of over €11 billion, the new Group will employ approximately 30,000 people at 112 plants and 25 R&D centres in over 50 countries. “We are proud to have established our second home region in the United States. Today, we begin to operate as a single team with shared objectives, combining the best of both companies” commented CEO Valerio Battista. Prysmian Group announces the launch of its new organisation and begins its...

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Prysmian completes acquisition of General Cable
Jun07

Prysmian completes acquisition of General Cable

Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation have announced that Prysmian has completed its acquisition of General Cable. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement entered into among the parties on December 3, 2017, Prysmian has acquired all the outstanding shares of General Cable common stock for $30.00 per share in cash. With the completion of the transaction, General Cable has become a privately held company, and therefore its...

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BIRNS achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
May31

BIRNS achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

BIRNS, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems, has announced that its Quality Management System is now certified to ISO 9001:2015 by DNV GL. The company recently underwent a rigorous audit of its business and manufacturing processes, and successfully completed the certification to the new standard as of May of this year. The new ISO 9001:2015 standard has a focus on...

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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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JDR bags Safaniya work from McDermott
May15

JDR bags Safaniya work from McDermott

JDR Cable Systems, the leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry owned by TFKable Group, has been awarded a contract by McDermott for the Safaniya project. Owned and operated by Saudi Aramco, Safaniya is the world’s largest offshore oilfield located in the Persian Gulf. JDR’s scope of supply includes five thermoplastic umbilicals and hardware connecting new production platforms to...

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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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Nexans to Supply Umbilicals and Accessories for BP’s Mad Dog 2 Project In Gulf Of Mexico
Apr27

Nexans to Supply Umbilicals and Accessories for BP’s Mad Dog 2 Project In Gulf Of Mexico

The United States is expected to account for up to 80 percent of the increase in global oil supply to 2025.[1] This growth is driving the development of new fields far offshore in ever greater water depths. One of the leading oil & gas producers in the region, BP has selected Nexans to supply umbilicals for the second stage development of the Mad Dog offshore field in the Gulf of Mexico. Nexans static and dynamic umbilicals and...

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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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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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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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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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Hawaiki Transpacific Cable System Ready for Service In June 2018
Feb05

Hawaiki Transpacific Cable System Ready for Service In June 2018

Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, has announced that more than half of the 15,000km of undersea fiber-optic cable that comprise the Hawaiki transpacific cable system have been implemented by TE SubCom. With several thousands of kilometers of undersea fiber-optic cable on board, TE SubCom’s cable-laying vessel CS Responder is now...

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