Riyadh Cables secures approval for 400 kV EHV cable system
Feb20

Riyadh Cables secures approval for 400 kV EHV cable system

Global leading cable manufacturer Riyadh Cables has recently opened power transmission and distribution market opportunities, by investing in new production and testing facilities for Extra High Voltage cable systems. Riyadh Cables recently signed a technology know-how transfer agreement with Brugg Cables, to start producing two new 400 kV EHV cable systems, conforming with specifications set by Riyadh Cables’ client Saudi Electricity...

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Cimteq opens 3D Printer competition ahead of Wire Dusseldorf
Feb19

Cimteq opens 3D Printer competition ahead of Wire Dusseldorf

Excitement is building for Wire Dusseldorf 2020, not least because Cimteq’s event competition with the chance to win a 3D Printer is now open to applications. Taking place on 30 March – 3 April 2020, Wire Dusseldorf is considered to be the cable and wire industry’s most important bi-annual trade show. As it is particularly renowned for showcasing the industry’s most cutting-edge innovations, it presents the perfect backdrop for...

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Draka UC Connect warranty to now include SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions
Feb20

Draka UC Connect warranty to now include SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions

Prysmian Group announces its Draka UC Connect structured cabling system’s warranty has been extended to cover the company’s prestigious SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions. SiroccoXS is now offered as part of the Draka UC Connect family of products for the first time.  SiroccoXS blown fibre system uses compressed air to blow optical fibre into pre-installed tubes.  It enables on-demand...

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Siemon supports Rich Products Corporation in future proofing its new food production facility and UK headquarters in Andover
Feb17

Siemon supports Rich Products Corporation in future proofing its new food production facility and UK headquarters in Andover

Siemon’s world-class structured cabling technology has been installed at Rich Products’ new 15-acre UK production facility in Andover, Hampshire. In order to support the company’s ambitious growth plans, Siemon’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper and fibre cabling solutions are future proofing Rich Products’ state-of-the-art bakery, while enabling a fully automated production process and intelligent building services. Rich Products...

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Exploiting potential for cutting electric car costs with new forms of collaboration
Feb17

Exploiting potential for cutting electric car costs with new forms of collaboration

High-voltage wiring systems for electric vehicles can be manufactured considerably more cost effectively. That calls for an overall perspective across system and value creation limits as well as a serious effort to standardise. Udo Hornfeck, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Leoni’s Wiring Systems Division, the provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector, urges the automotive industry to collaborate more...

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Cimteq’s Alun Owens wins IWMA’s Young Person Award 2020
Feb17

Cimteq’s Alun Owens wins IWMA’s Young Person Award 2020

As part of its 50th anniversary this year, the IWMA is celebrating its Wire & Cable Industry Young Person of the Year Award. Cimteq is delighted to announce that Alun Owens, one of its newest Support Team Leads, has been announced as the Award winner. The cable industry, like many other manufacturing industries, has found it difficult to recruit staff at the skills levels needed to build the smart factories of the future. ...

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LS Cable & System enters HVDC cable contract
Feb11

LS Cable & System enters HVDC cable contract

LS Cable & System has signed a contract with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to supply KRW 108.6 billion of HVDC (high voltage direct current) cables. This project is for the stable supply of power to industrial complexes in the metropolitan area by connecting the 35km distance from the power plant in Seohaean Chungnam to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do. With a single HVDC line, 3GW of power can be transmitted, which is equal to...

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CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade
Feb11

CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its flagship CRU Wire & Cable Conference in London 8-10 June 2020. This year’s conference includes industry thought leaders addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the global wire and cable industry. The industry keynote presentation will be given by Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London;...

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New England Wire Technologies Corporation announces CableSuite rollout
Feb06

New England Wire Technologies Corporation announces CableSuite rollout

New England Wire Technologies (NEWT) is the first global wire and cable manufacturer to go live with the complete cable business application, CableSuite. With over 400 employees working across three sites, this New Hampshire company has been producing one-of-a-kind wire and cable solutions for over 100 years. This agility is supported by the fact that all proprietary equipment and tooling is designed and built inhouse; allowing it to...

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Prysmian relaunches P-Laser, the cable for the Energy Transition
Feb06

Prysmian relaunches P-Laser, the cable for the Energy Transition

P-Laser is the first 100% recyclable cable for power distribution and transmission that reduces CO2 emissions by 40% Prysmian Group is relaunching its P-Laser cable, which for ten years now has been offering innovative technology for power transmission grids, ensuring superior electrical performance, lower costs and greater environmental sustainability.  P-Laser is the first 100% recyclable, eco-sustainable, high-performance cable...

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Astonishing curing calculation for flexible factory joints
Feb07

Astonishing curing calculation for flexible factory joints

Astonishing Curing Calculation for Flexible Factory Joints Flexible vulcanized joints (FVJ) also known as flexible factory joints are typically used in extending delivery lengths of extruded subsea cables. Lengths of XLPE insulated cable core are often limited by the capacity of extrusion, degassing or basket lay-up. Factory joints overcome these constraints. Extend subsea cable lengths The quality of the factory joint has to be as...

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NKT reduces its environmental footprint by mechanical recycling of XLPE material
Feb05

NKT reduces its environmental footprint by mechanical recycling of XLPE material

NKT recycles the material cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) used for insulation of power cables. For NKT, this is significant step in the ambition to reduce the carbon footprint of its low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions. Power cables are the backbone of the global power grids being crucial to the transition to renewable energy and the focus on sustainability in the power cable industry is constantly increasing. As a...

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Borealis polyolefin innovations enable transition to lower carbon energy future
Feb05

Borealis polyolefin innovations enable transition to lower carbon energy future

Borealis Borlink™ is a crucial component in the energy transition Borealis announces an important milestone in its efforts to facilitate a more sustainable energy future. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable compound based on Borealis Borlink™ technology is being used in crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) power cables qualified for the tender of the “German corridor projects“. This enormous undertaking will...

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New in EHV cable production
Feb06

New in EHV cable production

New in EHV cable production – Synchronized X-ray scan at cold end /// Explore Two X-ray gauges are used in CV lines to measure thicknesses, concentricity and diameter during production of MV, HV and EHV cables. Now, the second gauge at the cold end (after end seal) is orientable to give a synchronized visual of measurements taken by the first gauge at the hot end. Samples no longer need to be cut out of quality insulated cable,...

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Category 3 Control fire performance cables are critical, says AEI Cables
Jan30

Category 3 Control fire performance cables are critical, says AEI Cables

Specialist AEI Cables is raising awareness for the cabling industry to meet the highest levels of product and performance in the interests of life safety and firefighting. As the only supplier in the UK with independent approval from LPCB for BS8519 Category 3 Control fire performance cables, AEI Cables is highlighting the critical role played by these products following the pledge in the Queen’s Speech recently to bring forward the...

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Designing fit-for-purpose cable
Jan30

Designing fit-for-purpose cable

For anyone who is new to the cable industry, it can be difficult to navigate. There are, quite literally, hundreds of variations of cables. Advising customers on the most appropriate cable or cable combination takes skill and an in-depth understanding of end use. Since 80% of the cost of the end product is attributed to the material alone, it’s paramount that cables are designed to be fit for purpose and therefore avoid costly scrap....

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Prysmian Group launches record breaking cables for FTTx and 5G networks
Feb03

Prysmian Group launches record breaking cables for FTTx and 5G networks

Prysmian Group launches its Sirocco High Density range of microduct cables, providing world record diameters and fibre densities for blown microduct cables. The new range boasts fibre densities of up to 10.5 fibres per mm2, enabling increased fibre count cables to be offered for standard microduct sizes. Sirocco HD microduct cables utilize Prysmian’s BendBright-A2 200µm single-mode (ITU-T G.657.A2) bend insensitive fibre, providing a...

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LEONI offers active 400 G solutions with low power consumption for sustainable data centers
Jan28

LEONI offers active 400 G solutions with low power consumption for sustainable data centers

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, produces sustainable 400 Gbit/s connections for data centers. With low power consumption and high performance the active cable solutions meet the challenges of growing data rates due to megatrends like ‘Big Data’, 5G, IoT and artificial intelligence. Leoni will present first Active Optical Cables (AOCs) with silicon...

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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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Prysmian to provide best-in-class Steel Tube Umbilicals to the Libra Mero Project
Jan27

Prysmian to provide best-in-class Steel Tube Umbilicals to the Libra Mero Project

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Libra, a consortium of prime international oil & gas operators, for Steel Tube Umbilicals to be installed in the Mero offshore oilfield. The Libra Consortium is led by Petrobras – with a 40% interest – in partnership with Shell Brasil (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%) and CNOOC Ltd. (10%). The consortium also has the participation of the state-owned company Pré-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA) as...

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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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A closer look at Local Area Network trends and solutions
Jan27

A closer look at Local Area Network trends and solutions

R&M, the globally active Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, presents again its market outlook for 2020. In our recent ‘Trends for 2020’ article, we described several developments in Public, LAN and DC networks. Let’s take a closer look at the challenges and trends, along with the solutions … Cloud services, Fiber to the Home, 5G, IoT and smart buildings will continue to change...

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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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