Harnessed readycable for e-chains transmits energy and data securely in compact installation space
Aug05

Harnessed readycable for e-chains transmits energy and data securely in compact installation space

In order to supply modern motors with energy and data, users need appropriate cables that function reliably, even at high accelerations and on long travels. Especially for dynamic use, igus has now developed a hybrid cable that is offered as a drive solution for the new Bosch Rexroth motors. It combines an energy and data cable in one and is therefore also ideal for compact installation spaces. igus also offers the...

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How is Covid-19 impacting the demand for EV?
Aug03

How is Covid-19 impacting the demand for EV?

Electric vehicles may once have been the preserve of the environmentally-conscious and affluent consumer but times have changed. As battery lives extend and prices fall, particularly in the second-hand market, EV is becoming the vehicle of choice across business, municipal and consumer settings. Growing consumer appetite in this area, of course, creates new opportunities for cable makers. Whilst car sales overall saw a slump in 2019,...

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Cable Drying: Why is residual moisture an issue for cable manufacturing?
Jul29

Cable Drying: Why is residual moisture an issue for cable manufacturing?

Water plays an essential part in the cable manufacturing process as it helps cool down the jacket moulded around the cable or wire. But moisture is also one of the main issues encountered during manufacture as it can have a significant impact on production cost and efficiency. Whether it be at the sheathing phase, spark test stages, the mid-production measurement or final inspection, no moisture must remain on the cables or wires....

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JDR begins construction of new US headquarters
Jul29

JDR begins construction of new US headquarters

JDR has begun construction of a new US headquarters in Tomball, Texas, a part of the Houston metropolitan area. The building will consolidate three of JDR’s existing facilities in the region to expand its IWOCs rental business to support current demand. The construction of the building began this month and after completion, JDR plans to acquire engineers and highly qualified service technicians, to expand its local presence. The key...

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Manatua Consortium confirms One Polynesia fibre cable ready
Jul28

Manatua Consortium confirms One Polynesia fibre cable ready

Leaders of the four nations behind the Manatua One Polynesia Cable Project have announced that the cable was accepted last week from turnkey supplier and submarine cable leader, SubCom. They further announced that, following final checks and preparations by the four operators managing the project as the Manatua Consortium, comprising Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT) in French Polynesia, Avaroa Cable Limited (ACL) in the...

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Innovation velocity – all you need to know about accelerating your cable product development
Jul28

Innovation velocity – all you need to know about accelerating your cable product development

How would you rate your cable product development? When it comes to product ‘innovation velocity’ – an ambitious roadmap to deliver the cable products of the future – many manufacturers find themselves paralysed by fear of not getting it right. Rightly so, since failure can be costly owing to high value materials and the highly specialised skills needed for R&D.There may also be some uncertainty around whether the product: will...

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Prysmian Projects BU to focus on energy transition and German Corridors projects
Jul23

Prysmian Projects BU to focus on energy transition and German Corridors projects

Prysmian Group has announced organisational structure and management appointments for the Projects BU — responsible for High Voltage submarine and underground cable systems for power transmission — with the ambition of grasping the energy transition opportunities and ensuring the perfect execution of the recently secured German Corridors cable projects. Detlev Waimann has been appointed Projects Chief Commercial Officer, tasked with...

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Sumitomo Electric delivers 115kV XLPE triplex cable
Jul21

Sumitomo Electric delivers 115kV XLPE triplex cable

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and its subsidiary, Sumitomo Electric U.S.A., Inc., have successfully completed a pipe type cable to XLPE cable system retrofit replacement project in San Francisco, California. The project was completed on May 16, 2020 after the cable system had passed all the construction tests. The project known as San Bruno Interchange Project, developed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), included...

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Webinar proves cables can be designed and manufactured in double-quick time
Jul20

Webinar proves cables can be designed and manufactured in double-quick time

Cable software company Cimteq’s webinar ‘Learn to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes’ took place on Friday 10 July 2020. The webinar, presented by Frederik Becker, Regional Sales Manager (EMEA) at Cimteq and Albert Groothedde, CEO of InnoVites, focussed on how cable design and build processes can be accelerated. The webinar took place over two timeslots – at 10:00 (GMT) and 16:00 (GMT) – and was attended...

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NKT secures turnkey order for Shetland HVDC Link project
Jul17

NKT secures turnkey order for Shetland HVDC Link project

NKT has been awarded a contract of approx. EUR 235m (approx. DKK 1.75bn) by SSEN Transmission to deliver and install a high-voltage DC (direct current) interconnector to the Shetland HVDC Link project. The turnkey order comprises the manufacturing of approx. 2×260 km of 320 kV high-voltage DC on-and offshore power cables, installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria and protection of the cables. NKT President and CEO...

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New Ducab Solar Plant to boost clean energy mix at UAE based industrial unit
Jul09

New Ducab Solar Plant to boost clean energy mix at UAE based industrial unit

Solar Plant will help reduce 660 tonnes CO2 annually, inaugurated by HE Saeed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has taken a significant step towards increasing its sustainability with the official opening of its Solar Plant, which was inaugurated by His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in the presence of Dr Ahmad...

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Crete-Peloponnese Interconnection progresses according to schedule
Jul15

Crete-Peloponnese Interconnection progresses according to schedule

On July 8, the management of ADMIE visited Hellenic Cables’ plant in Corinth, in the context of manufacturing of the 135 km-long submarine cable for the electrical interconnection Crete-Peloponnese. The project, with a total budget of 365 million euros, is progressing within schedule and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.  The first subsea interconnection of Crete to the mainland is also the longest cable HVAC...

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Nexans to sell Berk-Tek to Leviton
Jul20

Nexans to sell Berk-Tek to Leviton

Nexans has announced the execution of an agreement to sell Berk-Tek, a leading US based manufacturer of local area network cables, to Leviton.   Christopher Guérin, Nexans CEO: “Our Berk-Tek colleagues will join a long-term partner with the best strategic fit to answer customers demand around connectivity. Together with Leviton, the Berk-Tek team will focus on developing innovative local area network solutions that are critically...

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MHI Vestas secures fasteners and cables supply from Taiwan
Jul13

MHI Vestas secures fasteners and cables supply from Taiwan

Fasteners and cables for MHI Vestas wind projects in Taiwan to be produced by local companies MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has reached agreements with local Taiwanese suppliers to source both fasteners and cables, becoming the only wind turbine manufacturer to source these components locally. Deepening its commitments to Taiwan, MHI Vestas has become the only wind turbine manufacturer to source fasteners and cables locally, signing...

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Cimteq live at Wire China
Jul06

Cimteq live at Wire China

Cimteq is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Wire China, Asia’s largest cable trade show.  The event takes place in Shanghai from 23 to 26 September 2020 and offers access to some 1,600 exhibitors. It’s the first live event Cimteq will be attending since the arrival of Covid-19 and the company will be sited in Hall 1, W1A04. Mike Braddock, Cimteq CEO, explains why they are continuing with their plans: “Whilst we...

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National Grid starts construction on Viking Link
Jul13

National Grid starts construction on Viking Link

National Grid’s Viking Link infrastructure project marks a major milestone with Siemens Energy Ltd, as the construction of the world’s longest electricity interconnector begins, representing a significant step in the UK’s journey to net zero.  The construction phase of the Viking Link Interconnector project, a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark, has commenced with Siemens Energy Ltd mobilizing to...

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Hellenic Cables to supply 66 kV inter-array cables and accessories
Jul10

Hellenic Cables to supply 66 kV inter-array cables and accessories

Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract by Seaway 7, the Renewables business unit of Subsea 7, to supply 66kV inter-array cables and accessories for the Seagreen offshore wind farm.   The Seagreen offshore windfarm project is a 1,075MW project which is located 27 km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth, off the coast of Scotland and will be developed and operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. Once constructed, the windfarm...

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Nexans wins major power cable contract
Jul09

Nexans wins major power cable contract

Nexans has signed a €2.1 million contract with Coptech to deliver 206 km of fire retardant power cables for the new flue gas desulfurization unit at Serbia’s 1,560 megawatt (MW) Nikola Tesla A coal-fired power plant. The project is part of the Serbian government’s pledge to invest €14 billion in boosting the country’s economy, including the development of its power generation sector. Nikola Tesla A is part of the Termoelektrane Nikola...

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Draka releases guide to Bend Insensitive Fibres
Jul09

Draka releases guide to Bend Insensitive Fibres

Draka, a brand of Prysmian Group, is pleased to announce the arrival of a comprehensive new technology guide: ‘Bend-Insensitive Fibres: a key component of future-proof networks. Bend-insensitive single mode fibres (ITU-T G.657.A1 and G.657.A2) are the only fibres capable of securing the whole fibre spectrum, especially at the longer wavelengths (1625 nm and above), by minimising losses linked to macro and...

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Leoni with new DC cable family for more efficient production
Jul07

Leoni with new DC cable family for more efficient production

Leoni is working on the DC-INDUSTRY project together with other companies from industry and four research institutes. The aim is the efficient use of direct current (DC) in production. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and will run for three years. The Leoni AG is with it´s business units Automation & Drives und Tailor-Made Products is one of 39 companies participating in the DC-INDUSTRY...

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New sprinkler system measures ‘will protect lives and property’
Jul01

New sprinkler system measures ‘will protect lives and property’

The new measures which make sprinkler systems mandatory in all new high-rise blocks over 11 metres high are so important they will help save lives and property in the event of fire, says specialist AEI Cables. Stuart Dover, General Manager of AEI Cables, said: “The new guidance is so critical that it will undoubtedly save lives and property at some stage but we need to see the detail behind it. “The fire performance industry has...

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Cimteq takes the stage at CRU Wire and Cable 2020
Jun29

Cimteq takes the stage at CRU Wire and Cable 2020

Cimteq is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at the CRU Wire and Cable 2020 virtual conference next month. The company is also sponsoring the two-day event, which takes on 22 and 23 July 2020. It’s being hosted by CRU whose series of conferences have proved a popular meeting place for the world’s cable and wire makers and their supply chains for some 14 years. A fully immersive virtual experience awaits delegates, with...

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Philatron launches Philaflex™ electrical vehicle charging cable
Jul02

Philatron launches Philaflex™ electrical vehicle charging cable

Philaflex™, the Ultimate EV Flexible Cable by Philatron. As one of the world’s first manufacturers of EV cables with a UL listing Philatron continues to be a market leader for EV charging cables. When working in tight spaces- especially with large size cables of 4/0 AWG or larger – flexibility means everything! The new ground breaking Philaflex™ material is engineered to provide a superior great solution....

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Nexans sells German metallurgy business to Mutares
Jun30

Nexans sells German metallurgy business to Mutares

Nexans has signed an agreement to sell Nexans Metallurgie Deutschland GmbH (NMD), a Nexans company specialized in oxygen free copper drawing to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA. Nexans NMD employs 250 employees and has two manufacturing sites located in Bramsche and Neunburg, Germany. It serves major first and second tier customer base for automotive, white goods and general industrial applications. Mutares is a listed company on Frankfurt...

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Prysmian completes perfect hat trick with SuedLink Corridor in Germany
Jun29

Prysmian completes perfect hat trick with SuedLink Corridor in Germany

Prysmian Group has been awarded contracts for the SuedLink Corridor in Germany — the largest ever underground cable project — by the German transmission grid operators TransnetBW GmbH and TenneT. Under the contracts, worth together more than €800m, Prysmian is to design, manufacture, supply, lay, joint, test and commission a 2GW underground cable system from North to South Germany. These awards follow those recently secured by...

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NKT lands over EUR 1bn order for the SuedLink high-voltage DC project
Jun29

NKT lands over EUR 1bn order for the SuedLink high-voltage DC project

NKT has been awarded its largest order ever of over EUR 1bn (approx. DKK 7.45bn) by TenneT and TransnetBW. The contracts comprise the supply and installation of a 525 kV XLPE high-voltage DC (direct current) onshore cable system with a route length of approx. 750 km for the German SuedLink corridor. The SuedLink corridor comprises two power cable systems, and NKT has been awarded the 2GW cable link which will be the world’s largest...

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Nexans delivers railway signaling cables to Alstom for BSA project, Egypt
Jun24

Nexans delivers railway signaling cables to Alstom for BSA project, Egypt

Nexans has completed the delivery of 1,700 km of specialized signaling cable to Alstom for the BSA (Beni Suef – Asyut) project in Egypt. The specialized cable was developed and manufactured by the Nexans plant in Tuzla, Turkey – a Group manufacturing base for railway signaling cables. The BSA project was initiated by the Egyptian Ministry of Transport as part of the national investment in the area parallel to the River Nile south of...

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Think SMART – Act SMART!
Jun24

Think SMART – Act SMART!

Step changers are a real challenge. They take time to happen. But when they do, you can achieve the unimaginable. Smart Manufacturing is here. It is rewarding to experience the critical mass finally coming together, as you move towards a step-changing goal with determination and put the pieces in place step-by-step. Suddenly, you are able to achieve things you could never imagine possible. Today, Smart Manufacturing is such a step...

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Industry needs guidance on sprinklers, says AEI Cables
Jun22

Industry needs guidance on sprinklers, says AEI Cables

Specialist supplier AEI Cables is asking for further guidance on the application of new measures which make sprinkler systems mandatory in all new high-rise blocks over 11 metres high. The government announced an amendment to the statutory guidance to building safety regulations, known as Approved Document B, reducing the requirement for sprinkler systems from the current 30 metres to 11 metres. Stuart Dover, general manager of AEI...

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Is it really possible to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes?
Jun19

Is it really possible to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes?

Cimteq is pleased to announce its webinar ‘Learn to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes’ will take place on Friday 10 July 2020 in the two timeslots of 10:00 (London) and 16:00 (London). The webinar will be presented by Frederik Becker, Regional Sales Manager (EMEA), Cimteq and Albert Groothedde, CEO, InnoVites. How cable design and build process can be accelerated will be the key focus of the webinar,...

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