LLFlex to open new North Carolina manufacturing facility in January 2020
Jan24

LLFlex to open new North Carolina manufacturing facility in January 2020

LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is set to open a new 73,500-square-foot fully integrated manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina, that will provide the company’s premium products and services to customers in the US and abroad. The new plant will significantly expand...

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Why is Atlanta such a hub for cable manufacturing?
Jan23

Why is Atlanta such a hub for cable manufacturing?

As Cimteq prepares for February’s Argus Advanced Wire & Cable North America, it’s a fitting time to consider what makes this city such a magnet for the cable manufacturing community. Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the US state of Georgia.  The city was rebuilt to become  a modern economy less reliant on agriculture following widespread burning during the Civil War. Its status as the unofficial capital...

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KEC International wins new orders
Jan24

KEC International wins new orders

KEC International Ltd., a global infrastructure EPC major, an RPG Group Company, has secured new orders of Rs. 1,255 crore across its various businesses: Transmission & Distribution: T&D business and SAE Towers have secured orders of Rs. 510 crore for T&D projects in Africa, Middle East and the Americas. Railways: The Railway business has secured orders of Rs. 449 crore for Overhead...

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Borealis launches innovative, ADCA-free compound HE1355 for telecommunications cables
Jan23

Borealis launches innovative, ADCA-free compound HE1355 for telecommunications cables

World’s first chemically-foamed, high density polyethylene grade free of azodicarbonamide Borealis announces the global commercial launch of HE1355, a high density polyethylene (HDPE) grade free of azodicarbonamide (ADCA). It is the world’s first chemically-foamed, ADCA-free material intended for the production of telecommunications cables. This launch builds on the long Borealis track record of innovation in the most demanding Wire...

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Hellenic Cables awarded the Interconnection of Skiathos Island
Jan23

Hellenic Cables awarded the Interconnection of Skiathos Island

Greek TSO ADMIE has awarded Hellenic Cables and its subsidiary Fulgor the project for the interconnection of Skiathos island in the Aegean Sea to the mainland grid. The contract, worth approx. EUR 43 million, entails the supply and installation of the submarine and underground cable system. This includes the design and manufacturing of 30 km of 150 kV submarine cable system, its subsea installation and protection as well as its...

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NKT qualifies 525 kV high-voltage DC power cable for German corridor projects
Jan23

NKT qualifies 525 kV high-voltage DC power cable for German corridor projects

NKT has completed the qualification of its sustainably produced 525 kV high-voltage DC (direct current) XLPE underground power cable to match the requirements for the coming high-voltage DC corridor projects in Germany. These projects constitute a vital step in the country’s transition of its energy supply to come from renewable sources. As part of ‘Energiewende’, Germany’s long-term strategy for switching to renewable energies by...

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Angola Cables and CTM enter into MOU to advance digital opportunities
Jan21

Angola Cables and CTM enter into MOU to advance digital opportunities

Angola Cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, Mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazil.  CTM envisages leveraging on its international network and Macau’s privileged position in the Greater Bay Area, as a key hub for the digitalization of Asia-Pacific region. Macau and the neighbouring regions have the...

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Hellenic Cables to supply inter-array cables for Mayflower Wind project
Jan21

Hellenic Cables to supply inter-array cables for Mayflower Wind project

Hellenic Cables has signed an agreement with Semco Maritime A/S for the supply of inter-array cables for the Mayflower Wind project, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC. The offshore wind project was selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to supply 804 MW of clean, renewable energy to electricity customers within the state with expected start-up in 2025. Hellenic Cables will be...

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How do we improve internal communications?
Jan20

How do we improve internal communications?

A lack of communication is universally cited as a reason for things going wrong within a company; it’s raised in grievances, exit strategies and in day-to-day engagement amongst colleagues. A workforce that doesn’t feel informed on their company’s direction and strategy quickly becomes disenfranchised which ultimately costs the business in terms of productivity and staff turnover. So how can a company improve its internal...

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LS Cable & System EV component subsidiary to go public
Jan20

LS Cable & System EV component subsidiary to go public

LS Cable & System have applied for a screening to go public with plans to list on the KOSDAQ. LS EV Korea was established by spinning off the EV component division of LS C&S in November 2017 after being fostered as a new growth engine. LS EV Korea provides harnesses and battery packs for electric cars and ESS components, etc. to auto companies including BYD, Volkswagen and Volvo, as well as LG Chem and others. They are core...

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CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history
Jan14

CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 14th CRU Wire & Cable Conference on 8-10 June 2020. Attracting over 200 key executives, the conference is well established as the premier meeting place for the world’s cable makers and the insulated wire and cable supply chain. The event is set to take place in London for the first time in its history, close to CRU’s headquarters and promises to draw on...

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Prysmian Group to develop largest project for broadband TLC cable in Mexico
Jan15

Prysmian Group to develop largest project for broadband TLC cable in Mexico

Prysmian Group has been awarded a new contract worth about $38 million by the Government-owned Company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for the project “Proyecto de Conectividad Fibra Óptica Red Eléctrica Inteligente REI” in Mexico. This is the largest project ever launched by the Government in Mexico in terms of cable supply, and it will connect remote regions in the Country with high-speed broadband. It includes...

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Towards a unified future!
Jan15

Towards a unified future!

R&M presents again its market outlook for 2020. Looking ahead, we’d like to share some insights into developments in Public, Data Center and LAN, which, until relatively recently, existed side by side with little overlap. However, as market segments keep merging, this separation will all but disappear… LAN Cabling trend #1: Convergence Deployments such as cloud, software-as-a-service, 5G, IoT and smart buildings have changed the...

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NKT signs service contract with EirGrid on East West Interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain
Jan14

NKT signs service contract with EirGrid on East West Interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain

The Irish power grid operator EirGrid has awarded NKT a service contract for the interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain supporting the transition to renewable energy. NKT has been awarded a five-year service agreement by the Irish power grid operator EirGrid for cable related services including repair works for the East West Interconnector. The 200 kV HVDC power cable with capacity of 500 MW between Ireland and Great...

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Cimteq’s acclaimed Academy: a commitment to digital transformation
Jan13

Cimteq’s acclaimed Academy: a commitment to digital transformation

Expert knowledge about all things cable is at the very heart of the Cimteq cable design and manufacturing business. In a bold move to share this knowhow more broadly, Cimteq embarked on an ambitious digitisation plan. The aptly named Cimteq Academy was launched in the Summer of 2019 and seeks to help build skills in digital transformation across the global cable and wire industry. The Academy includes a wealth of learning materials...

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Taihan procures mega project valued AUD 173M in Australia
Jan14

Taihan procures mega project valued AUD 173M in Australia

Taihan, a South Korean leading provider of cable and wire, procures major Australian energy project in Sydney. Taihan has officially announced they have signed a contract for the provision of 330kV cable with TransGrid for its Powering Sydney’s Future project. TransGrid is one of largest transmission utilities in Australia. The contract value is around AUD 173 million (KRW 143 billion). This project is designed to prepare Sydney for...

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LAPP: Infrastructure cables on large drums are now stocked in Poland
Jan13

LAPP: Infrastructure cables on large drums are now stocked in Poland

After just under a year of construction, the new LAPP logistics centre for infrastructure pipelines in Poland near Wrocław (formerly Wroclaw) started operations at the beginning of November. The world market leader for integrated solutions in cable and connection technology keeps articles on large drums available there on a total storage area of over 90,000 square metres. This enables customers from the construction, energy and plant...

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Prysmian supports renewable energy industry worldwide
Jan09

Prysmian supports renewable energy industry worldwide

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC), one of the biggest state-owned enterprises in China and one of the world’s largest power generation equipment manufacturers and project contractors. The contract includes the supply of cables for DEC’s newest 10 MW offshore wind turbine prototype that will be installed in China Three Gorges Corporation’s Xinghuawan wind farm in the Fujian province,...

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East Coast’s fastest data cable reaches Sunshine Coast shore
Dec29

East Coast’s fastest data cable reaches Sunshine Coast shore

Queensland’s first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets is on track for mid-2020, with the undersea fibre optic cable being pulled ashore on the Sunshine Coast. The Ile De Brehat, the large vessel that has been seen off Maroochydore Beach since last week, has now delivered the 550 kilometres of cable to connect the Sunshine Coast to the 7000 kilometre Japan-Guam-Australia South (JGA-S)...

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Cimteq’s 3D Printer Showcase at Wire Dusseldorf
Dec23

Cimteq’s 3D Printer Showcase at Wire Dusseldorf

Cimteq is happy to confirm its support for Wire Dusseldorf 2020, and with a very exciting addition to its exhibition stand. The event, taking place on 30 March – 3 April 2020, is considered to be the cable and wire industry’s most important bi-annual trade show. Particularly renowned for showcasing the industry’s most cutting-edge innovations, it firmly sets the scene for a new decade of transformation in the sector. Wire Dusseldorf...

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NKT to deliver onshore power cables system to complete Beckomberga-Bredäng expansion of power grid in Stockholm
Dec20

NKT to deliver onshore power cables system to complete Beckomberga-Bredäng expansion of power grid in Stockholm

NKT has been awarded a contract to supply the high-voltage onshore power cables for the Beckomberga-Bredäng project in Stockholm, Sweden. In August this year, NKT also won the sea-section of this project to replace overhead lines with 420 kV high-voltage AC power cables between the city quarters of Beckomberga and Bredäng. The full project comprises one of the planned expansions of the local power grid to meet a growing power demand....

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Prysmian Group supports Terna in developing Italy’s power transmission grid
Dec20

Prysmian Group supports Terna in developing Italy’s power transmission grid

Prysmian Group has signed with Terna, through its subsidiary Terna Rete Italia S.p.A., following the public tender, two important power cable systems agreements. Under the first contract, worth of €50 million (inclusive of the safety costs), Prysmian Group will be responsible for the development of an HVAC 150 kV power cable link between the Zuel and Somprade electrical substations in the province of...

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NKT strengthens R&D with acquisition of technology consulting unit from ABB
Dec19

NKT strengthens R&D with acquisition of technology consulting unit from ABB

NKT is strengthening its research and development competencies with the acquisition of Technology Consulting from ABB. The acquisition is a key step for NKT to reinforce its technology capabilities developing the future technology for power cable solutions. NKT has acquired a technology consulting unit from ABB specializing in key areas within power cable development such as Chemistry & Materials, Applied Mechanics and Electrical...

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Cimteq Executive Board strengthened by appointment of new CEO
Dec19

Cimteq Executive Board strengthened by appointment of new CEO

Cimteq has strengthened its Executive Board with the appointment of Mike Braddock as its new CEO. The appointment marks a new chapter in the company’s history as it embarks on an ambitious programme of growth for the next decade. Mike’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Cimteq. Only 12 months on from a £2.5 million investment from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund, Cimteq’s growth strategy has already accelerated with an...

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NTT Ltd. to commence construction of optical submarine cable “MIST”
Dec18

NTT Ltd. to commence construction of optical submarine cable “MIST”

NTT Ltd. a world-leading global technology services provider, today announced it will commence the construction of a “MIST” large-capacity submarine cable between Singapore, Myanmar and India (Mumbai and Chennai). The construction will be part of a strategic joint venture for international submarine cables in South East Asia, with Orient Link Pte. Ltd. from December 2019. The MIST cable system will have a total length of...

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Prysmian introduces breakthrough innovation for telecom broadband development
Dec16

Prysmian introduces breakthrough innovation for telecom broadband development

World’s first 180 micron bend insensitive fibre pushes dimensions to an unprecedented lower level. Miniaturized optical cables are key to sustain future digital developments. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, keeps sustaining future digital developments and introduces a bend insensitive single-mode optical fibre with 180µm outer diameter....

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Cimteq confirmed as Bronze sponsor of Advanced Wire and Cable North America
Dec16

Cimteq confirmed as Bronze sponsor of Advanced Wire and Cable North America

Cimteq is delighted to announce its Bronze sponsorship of Argus Advanced Wire and Cable North America 2020. The conference, taking place on 3 February – 4 February 2020 in Georgia, is considered to be one of the world’s leading events in exploring new technologies in cable and connectivity materials, products, processes and applications. Supporting such key conferences is a cornerstone of Cimteq’s ambitious three-year growth...

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Cimteq 2019: A year in review
Dec12

Cimteq 2019: A year in review

2019 has arguably been Cimteq’s busiest and most successful year. Let us share with you our highlights! January Cimteq begins work with the Foresight Group to develop an accelerated growth strategy following a £2.5 million investment from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund. Foresight’s Investment Manager Matthew Pomroy notes the team at Cimteq’s ‘exceptional expertise in the sector’ and the ‘significant opportunity to grow Cimteq...

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How chainflex cables are tested for a 36-month guarantee
Dec11

How chainflex cables are tested for a 36-month guarantee

igus offers a 36-month guarantee, or to up to 10 million strokes, with all chainflex cables. For 25 years, the company has been carrying out tests on its cables within its 2,750m2 test laboratory. With 650 tests running simultaneously each day, and over 2 billion test cycles per year, igus can provide reliable and clear test data that makes the durability and service life of its cables...

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Prysmian Group to develop new submarine cable link for Red Eléctrica De España
Dec12

Prysmian Group to develop new submarine cable link for Red Eléctrica De España

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract worth of about €27 million by Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the Spanish transmission system operator (TSO), to connect two Canary Islands (Lanzarote and Fuerteventura). The project involves the design, supply, installation and commissioning of...

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