Ducab announces COVID-19 measures to protect workforce and minimise business disruption
Apr01

Ducab announces COVID-19 measures to protect workforce and minimise business disruption

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, and a key supplier to the Energy Sector, has implemented  measures to ensure the health of  employees and  public is protected, and that Ducab’s global customers are served with minimal disruption.  In full compliance with all measures enforced by the UAE government and guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO),...

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Hellenic Cables to supply Medium Voltage submarine cables
Apr02

Hellenic Cables to supply Medium Voltage submarine cables

Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract by Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (“SSEN”) for the supply of medium voltage submarine cables. The cables will replace older submarine cables connecting Scotland’s island communities. SSEN owns and operates the 11 kV and 33 kV subsea distribution network across the north of Scotland, with a combined cable length of 440 km. Τhe company’s routine inspections have identified that a...

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Riyadh Cables’ recent development in cables with solid aluminium conductors
Mar25

Riyadh Cables’ recent development in cables with solid aluminium conductors

Riyadh Cables, a global leading cable manufacturer, has recently opened power distribution market opportunities, by investing in new production facilities for LV and MV cables with solid aluminium conductors. Riyadh Cables recently added aluminium continuous extruding machinery into its cable production lines, to cater for the supply of the required power cables to Australian and Western European utilities. Also, the new cables can be...

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Ducab Group confirms 5% rise in profitability for 2019
Mar23

Ducab Group confirms 5% rise in profitability for 2019

Continued diversification achieved during 40ᵗʰ anniversary of operations Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has announced a 5% climb in overall profitability in 2019, driven by gains in key areas of its cable and metal manufacturing portfolio. Commenting on the company’s performance in 2019, Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab, said: “Ducab’s 40ᵗʰ anniversary of operations saw our position as...

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LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication
Mar26

LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication

Cables, connectors, switches – LAPP customers can find a comprehensive portfolio for all applications and standards in industrial communication – from a single source and all with LAPP’s manufacturing expertise. This portfolio is constantly being expanded. The ETHERLINE SERVO DQ FD P Cat.5e is a servo feedback cable. It is adapted for the open SIEMENS DRIVE-CLiQ® system interface for use in SIEMENS SINAMICS-S120 drive systems....

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Jura-mainland submarine cable replacement commenced
Mar26

Jura-mainland submarine cable replacement commenced

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has commenced the installation of a new submarine electricity cable between Jura and Tayvallich, Argyll, following a cable fault in November. Necessary permissions from statutory authorities were received on 24 January and, since then, a specialist marine vessel has been on standby awaiting suitable weather conditions to carry out the end-to-end cable replacement. This critical work is...

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Sumitomo Electric delivers flame-retardant cold-resistant cables to Turkmenistan
Mar25

Sumitomo Electric delivers flame-retardant cold-resistant cables to Turkmenistan

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has developed a set of highly flame-retardant cables that can be wired even in severe cold environments down to −40°C. In 2016, the Company received the order for the cables, via Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Kawasaki), for the world’s largest gas-to-gasoline (GTG) plant in Turkmenistan. The cables were manufactured and delivered by a Sumitomo Electric group company, PT. Sumi Indo Kabel Tbk....

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Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products
Mar25

Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products

Hengtong has launched two novel 180 micron SMF, BoneCom®Smini-G.652.D series used for MAN and trunk transmission network and BendCom®Smini-G.657.A2 series with excellent bending performance. Compared with the traditional 245 micron fiber and 200 micron small diameter fiber, the novel fiber has a smaller size of 180 microns, a reduction of around 30% and 10% respectively. The fiber has less cost, better attenuation and more stable...

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UL’s Online Certification Directory for Wire & Cable transitions to UL Product iQ® on March 31
Mar19

UL’s Online Certification Directory for Wire & Cable transitions to UL Product iQ® on March 31

Register for your FREE Product iQ® account now UL iQ® for Appliance Wiring Materials and UL iQ® for Wire & Cable (formerly known as Online Certification Directory) are retiring in March. UL Product iQ®  is the online location for UL Certification information and is replacing UL iQ® for Wire & Cable. For those who use embedded links and bookmarks to UL iQ® for Appliance Wiring Materials and UL iQ® for Wire & Cable,...

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Register your vote for Cimteq in Wales Tech 50
Mar23

Register your vote for Cimteq in Wales Tech 50

Cimteq is delighted to be nominated for inclusion in the Wales Tech 50 list. It is one of 85 companies in the country that have been shortlisted as an innovative tech company. The shortlist is based on research undertaken and nominations received by awarding body, Business Cloud Media. Companies have been nominated with two key indicators in mind: their ability to disrupt their industry and to demonstrate a real impact. Mike Braddock,...

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Cimteq 3D Printer competition and tutorial move online
Mar20

Cimteq 3D Printer competition and tutorial move online

Following the recent announcement that Wire Dusseldorf (originally due to take place this Spring), has been rescheduled to run from 7 to 11 December 2020, Cimteq is looking at alternative ways to share some of the messages that it had planned for the show. In line with this, the company is rolling out three new ways of sharing the message. The first relates to the competition to win a Wanhao i3Plus Duplicator 3D Printer. Cimteq is...

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How can the cable industry reduce the risk of CPR non-conformance?
Mar17

How can the cable industry reduce the risk of CPR non-conformance?

Since July 2017, manufacturers and dealers have been obliged to comply with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This classification system applies across the EU and relates to the fire behaviour of construction products, with the aim of improving the safety of buildings. The Regulation, rightly so, has accelerated the drive of the cable industry to improve cable safety.  It applies to those cables considered to be...

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Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market
Mar18

Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market

Prysmian Group has dramatically revised the design of the Draka E-Series fibre cables, which form part of the Draka UC Connect cabling system.  The central tube of up to 24 fibre family of cables now comes with a 20% reduction in outer diameters, making it the smallest cable available in its class. The Draka E-Series suite of cables are also the only non-metallic cables with gel-filled tubes that carry Cca &...

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LAPP receives important certification for Asia
Mar18

LAPP receives important certification for Asia

LAPP has received the coveted certification for the CC-Link IE standard for ETHERLINE®. CCLink is an internationally recognised standard for sensor/actuator networks. It was developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and subsequently published as an “open” network. CC-Link is the leading protocol in Asia in particular. CC-Link is very widely used as a standard, especially in China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. “The Asian market is very...

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Riyadh Cables goes green with new Solar Cable range
Mar16

Riyadh Cables goes green with new Solar Cable range

At this year’s Middle East Energy, Riyadh Cables, a global leading cable manufacturer, showcased its renewable energy capabilities with its newly launched range of solar cables. Riyadh Cables is the first Saudi company to establish a research and development team for solar cables, with consideration taken over local and international demand. The new cables are UV resistant and are available for use both indoor and outdoor; in...

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BASEC gains notified body status in Europe (Ireland)
Mar13

BASEC gains notified body status in Europe (Ireland)

BASEC has now achieved notified body listing in Europe (Ireland) for BASEC Conformity Limited, NB 2851 via INAB to sit alongside that of BASEC UK LIMITED NB 2661 via UKAS. As a Brexit contingency back in early 2018 we applied for CPR status via INAB, which was granted in September 2019 and on 18th February 2020 Nando approved BASEC Conformity Limited under the directive, regulations (EU) No 305/2011 Construction...

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Wrexham Mineral Cables now approved to BS8519 for 750V power cables
Mar11

Wrexham Mineral Cables now approved to BS8519 for 750V power cables

One of the world’s leading fire survival cable manufacturers, Wrexham Mineral Cables, has announced the approval of its Mineral Insulated Cables to BS8519 standard, manufacturing a 1,700M 3H4 cable in one single length. Rated up to 750V, this one length of cable can supply critical power to a smoke extraction system to the tallest building in the world at its peak twice over while continuing to function at temperatures above 1000C....

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Taihan advances to Denmark and supplies HV cables for next 8 years
Mar16

Taihan advances to Denmark and supplies HV cables for next 8 years

Taihan has successfully entered the Danish market, taking its competitiveness in Europe to the next level. Taihan (Na Hyung-kyun, CEO) announced on April 4 that it has signed a contract with Energinet, Denmark’s state-run power transmission company, on the 3rd local time, to supply HV (High Voltage) underground power grids. Under the agreement, Taihan, as a major supplier for Energinet of 145-170 kV underground power grids,...

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Revolutionary new drying solution set to significantly cut costs for cable and wire manufacturing sector
Mar11

Revolutionary new drying solution set to significantly cut costs for cable and wire manufacturing sector

UK-based ACI®, a world leader in industrial air movement solutions, has announced the launch of an innovative new range of cable drying products that are set to transform the cable, wire and extrusion industry.  Putting an end to quality-check failures due to the presence of moisture in production, ACI’s new solution is set to save the extrusion industry many thousands of pounds each year.  Specially engineered to...

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Ducab launches new metals subsidiary
Mar05

Ducab launches new metals subsidiary

Ducab Metals Business (DMB) becomes third unit within Ducab Group of companies, providing ”Made in UAE” copper and aluminium solutions to global customer base Mohamed Al Ahmedi appointed to head the business Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, is consolidating its metal operations into a new subsidiary – DMB, a dedicated business unit within the Ducab Group of companies supplying “Made in UAE” copper and...

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CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium
Mar13

CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium

CommScope’s fiber optic and copper cabling has been installed in Allegiant Stadium, the new 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The 227 miles of fiber and more than 1.5 million feet of copper is helping to create the ultimate experience for Raiders fans by supporting over 2,400 screens, 1,700 Wi-Fi 6 access points, and Allegiant Stadium’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The 100G fiber backbone and 10G CAT 6A copper will...

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LAPP expands in Africa
Mar13

LAPP expands in Africa

“For us, Africa is a sleeping giant. We see great opportunities for growth in the long term. We want to be a part of that,” says Andreas Lapp, Chairman of the Board of LAPP Holding AG. Indeed, experts are already predicting that the African market will be among the world’s fastest growing markets in just a few years. With its 54 countries, wealth of raw materials deposits and around 1.3 billion inhabitants, Africa offers great...

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Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou
Mar12

Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou

Nexans China announces a direct donation to the Suzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with wires and cables worth 1.08 million yuan to facilitate its relocation. In active fighting of coronavirus outbreak under the leadership of local government, Nexans China realized the importance of disease prevention and public health service to local inhabitants, and made the decision of donation.  “At Nexans, we are always...

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LS Cable & System wins contract for submarine cables worth US85 million in Middle East
Mar11

LS Cable & System wins contract for submarine cables worth US85 million in Middle East

LS C&S has won a turnkey contract for the submarine cable project worth approximately USD 85 million from Bahrain. In this project, Bahrain EWA (Electricity & Water Authority) connects the 25km between the main island and Hawar Islands in the Southeast of the main island with submarine cables. Saudi based ALGIHAZ Contracting Co has been awarded as a prime contractor for this project from Bahrain EWA to do the entire...

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Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers
Mar11

Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers

Corning has added a series of smaller, denser additions to its portfolio of long-haul fiber and cable innovations, including the world’s first submarine and terrestrial long-haul fibers in a 200-micron diameter. The fiber and cable innovations are designed to help network operators stay ahead of bandwidth needs driven by 5G in access networks, as well as high-performance applications like augmented reality and artificial intelligence...

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Prysmian, two new projects with Terna for development of Italian power transmission grid
Mar10

Prysmian, two new projects with Terna for development of Italian power transmission grid

Prysmian Group has signed with Terna, through its subsidiary Terna Rete Italia S.p.A. and following public tender process, two important power cable systems agreements. The first contract refers to a High Voltage Alternate Current 220 kV cable system covering the Italian route of the Italy-Austria cross- border interconnection, between the Glorenza and the Nauders substations, that should start operating by 2022 and worth € 40 million...

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New date for wire and Tube Düsseldorf
Mar06

New date for wire and Tube Düsseldorf

7 to 11 December 2020 The world’s leading international trade fairs for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industry, wire and Tube, will take place from 7 to 11 December 2020 at Düsseldorf Fairgrounds. This is Messe Düsseldorf’s timely response to the postponement of the industry highlights announced at the end of February. It was agreed in consultation with all partners involved in order to counteract the increasingly dynamic...

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R&M continues its growth strategy
Mar09

R&M continues its growth strategy

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is continuing its growth strategy: R&M closed the business year 2019 with an increase of 4.4 %; adjusted for currency effects, growth lies at 6.8%. The Group generated sales of CHF 276.7 million. The operating profit (EBIT) declined marginally due to high investment costs for the...

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Prysmian secures over €150 million offshore wind grid connection project
Mar04

Prysmian secures over €150 million offshore wind grid connection project

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth over €150 million by Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) for the development of two submarine and land export power cable systems to connect the offshore wind farm located in between the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier to the French mainland power grid. The offshore wind farm is being developed by the company Les Eoliennes en Mer d’Ile d’Yeu et Noirmoutier which was awarded...

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UL-Mexico now certified as an accredited body of NOM-063 “Electrical Products — Conductors”
Mar03

UL-Mexico now certified as an accredited body of NOM-063 “Electrical Products — Conductors”

UL is your global partner for wire and cable testing for safety, compliance, performance, quality and reliability. Our knowledge and experience in global certification programs help to ensure that electrical conductors safely meet the requirements specified by safety standards. We are pleased to announce that UL Mexico has received accreditation under NOM-063 “Electrical Products — Conductors” from the Mexican Accreditation Entity...

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