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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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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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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WAI to add two new technical advisors to further its mission
Dec12

WAI to add two new technical advisors to further its mission

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces the appointment of Dane G. Armendariz as the association’s first Technical Advisor, in a role that commences on January 1, 2020. In this position Armendariz will serve as consultant to help assemble ferrous-related educational programming for upcoming conferences. He will also be a resource for WAI members in need of technical expertise within their organizations. WAI plans to...

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Vocus completes Coral Sea Cable System for the Australian Government
Dec12

Vocus completes Coral Sea Cable System for the Australian Government

Vocus has celebrated its successful completion of the Coral Sea Cable System for the Australian Government. After final testing, the 4,700 km Coral Sea Cable connecting Sydney, Honiara and Port Moresby, and the 730 km Solomon Islands Domestic Network, were accepted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a month earlier than planned. At a special photo exhibition of the project at Parliament House, Group Managing Director and...

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LS C & S enters African market through JV in Egypt
Dec11

LS C & S enters African market through JV in Egypt

On November 21, LS C & S (President & CEO Roe-hyun Myung) announced that they will be establishing a joint power cable subsidiary in Egypt. This is LS C & S’s first production subsidiary in Africa. With Egypt as the hub, they will be expanding their market presence into Africa and Middle East countries. On November 20, LS C & S signed a contract with M.A.N. International Contracting (hereafter M.A.N.), a...

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A factory environment that welcomes all
Dec09

A factory environment that welcomes all

The legal framework surrounding diversity and equality sets minimum standards to ensure that no individual is placed at a disadvantage because of their age, disability, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or social background. Celebrating diversity in fact has benefits beyond simply being legally compliant; it is recognised as improving staff wellbeing and engagement. Initiatives that work for one company may not...

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How chainflex CFBUS cables triumph in moving applications
Dec06

How chainflex CFBUS cables triumph in moving applications

Low-end ‘chain-suitable’ bus cables usually feature simple extruded outer jackets and open shielding, which in moving applications can lead to abrasion damage and interference. They also tend to have a layered conductor design, which can result in lower signal quality. High-end bus cables, such as chainflex CFBUS, feature pressure extruded outer jackets and optimised shield braiding. They are designed to...

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Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom complete manufacturing aspects of DARE1 submarine cable
Dec06

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom complete manufacturing aspects of DARE1 submarine cable

Cable loading commenced on November 13, 2019; cable is on track for RFPA in June 2020 Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced that all manufacturing aspects for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system are complete. The system will have four landing stations to help expand connectivity in Eastern Africa: Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Somalia), Mogadishu (Somalia) and...

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AEI Cables highlights importance of quality for Category 3 Control cables
Dec03

AEI Cables highlights importance of quality for Category 3 Control cables

Specialist AEI Cables is highlighting the need for the highest levels of accreditation for the specification of control cables which provide signals to control the equipment associated with life safety and firefighting. As the only supplier in the UK with independent approval for BS8519 Category 3 Control cables, the firefighting category, AEI Cables is issuing a notification as the electrical supply chain comes under increasing...

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Equinor signs agreement with Prysmian for supply of inter-array cables
Dec05

Equinor signs agreement with Prysmian for supply of inter-array cables

Prysmian Group and Equinor announced today an agreement for the supply of the submarine inter–array cable system for the Empire Wind project, an 816 MW offshore wind project in New York. Prysmian Group will provide the 66 kV XLPE-insulated inter-array cable system that will transmit power from the wind turbines with a capacity in the range of 10-15 MW. The construction of the cable system’s power...

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R&M frees infrastructure managers from manual tasks
Dec05

R&M frees infrastructure managers from manual tasks

Doing things by hand is often the order of the day at locations where you might expect digitalization to be at its most advanced: in modern data centers. Those responsible for networks document lots of connections using hand-written notes and manually created tables. The typical error quota is around ten percent. There is often a blind spot in the crucial network segment between active devices and patch panels. Due to documentation...

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NKT runs its high-voltage power cable factories on renewable energy
Dec04

NKT runs its high-voltage power cable factories on renewable energy

The NKT factory in Cologne, Germany, is now powered by electricity from renewable energy sources and joins the high-voltage factory in Karlskrona, Sweden, as a green manufacturing site. With both factories running solely on renewable electricity, NKT takes significant step to meet the increasing market demands for low-emission high-voltage power cable solutions. The development of the global power grids is crucial to ensure the...

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SubCom announces two new branches of MainOne System ready for service
Dec04

SubCom announces two new branches of MainOne System ready for service

SubCom and MainOne have announced that two new branches of the MainOne Cable System are ready for service. The branches, which extend from the MainOne omnibus cable between Seixal, Portugal, and Accra, Ghana, have landing stations in Dakar, Senegal, and Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, and are connected to MainOne’s 7,000km cable system, which runs from Portugal to Nigeria. Both branches utilize SubCom’s SL17-A1 cable on the system and is...

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ZTT successfully completes TENNET EPC project
Dec04

ZTT successfully completes TENNET EPC project

Recently, Zhongtian Technology [ZTT] and German TENNET Power Company successfully held the completion and summary meeting of the “EnBw Hohe See 155kV Submarine Cable EPC Project” in Berlin. With high-quality products and services, ZTT has won the recognition and appreciation of TENNET, a major European power company. It is reported that the working scope of “Hohe See 155kV Project” includes the...

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Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm development
Dec03

Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm development

Nexans, the global expert in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Eversource, New England’s premier transmission builder, and Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind, announced today a framework agreement. The agreement will reinforce their long-term partnership and will result in Nexans having the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 km of subsea high voltage export cables for Ørsted’s offshore wind farms in North...

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Continuing growth push, LLFlex names three more business development executives
Nov28

Continuing growth push, LLFlex names three more business development executives

LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is furthering its market expansion plans by naming three additional senior-level business development executives. Left to right – Shirreffs, Laverick and Lovett The initiative includes international growth: Jonathan Laverick has joined LLFlex as...

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Ducab celebrates 40 years of excellence in industrial manufacturing
Nov25

Ducab celebrates 40 years of excellence in industrial manufacturing

Ducab, a leading manufacturer of high quality cables in the region, jointly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai and Abu Dhabi General Holding Corp (Senaat), is this week celebrating 40 years of excellence in industrial manufacturing. One of the UAE’s flagship manufacturing entities, Ducab was inaugurated by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum on 24 November 1979, with its first facility located in Jebel Ali and staffed by...

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Nexans power umbilicals will play critical role in Ormen Lange Phase 3 project
Nov28

Nexans power umbilicals will play critical role in Ormen Lange Phase 3 project

Nexans announced today an award by OneSubsea®—the subsea technologies, production and processing systems division of Schlumberger—for the design, manufacture and supply of two 120-km power umbilicals for a subsea multiphase compression system. The system will help extend the production life of the Ormen Lange field, Norway’s second-largest gas field that currently supplies 20 percent of the UK’s gas needs. Located in the Norwegian...

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Prysmian secures project in excess of €100 M for offshore wind farm grid connections in UK
Nov28

Prysmian secures project in excess of €100 M for offshore wind farm grid connections in UK

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth in excess of €100 million by EDF Renewables for the development of submarine and land power cable systems to connect the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm to the Scottish mainland power grid. The NnG offshore wind farm, located 15.5 km off the Fife coast, will generate 450 MW of green and...

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HRADIL offshore power cable for highly explosive environments
Nov26

HRADIL offshore power cable for highly explosive environments

Hradil’s offshore power cable not only meets the exacting requirements specified in the NEK 606 (SHF2) standard regarding mud resistance, flexibility and fire safety, but also those of IEC 60079-14 on how to prevent the migration of gas and smoke through the cable. The HRADIL offshore power cable was specially designed to ensure the smooth operation of electrical systems in extremely harsh maritime environments with explosive...

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NKT introduces next generation monitoring system for high-voltage power cable installation with NKT Victoria
Nov26

NKT introduces next generation monitoring system for high-voltage power cable installation with NKT Victoria

With a new Cable Laying Monitoring System at the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria, NKT again raises the bar for reliability and traceability during offshore installation of high-voltage power cables even in the most challenging conditions. With the new custom-made Cable Laying Monitoring System, NKT has further enhance NKT Victoria’s capabilities to safely install power cables with minimal risk of compromising the cable integrity...

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Nexans wins major two-year global turbine cable supply contract for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Nov26

Nexans wins major two-year global turbine cable supply contract for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Nexans has been awarded a major two-year contract by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to suppy Windlink® cables for its onshore and offshore wind turbines. Leading the way forward in the renewable energy sector, Siemens Gamesa provides cleaner, more reliable and more affordable wind power. Its scale, global reach and proven track record ensures that the company will play a central role in shaping the energy landscape of the future. One...

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Explore the optimum path to the smart cable factory with Cimteq’s webinar
Nov15

Explore the optimum path to the smart cable factory with Cimteq’s webinar

Cimteq is pleased to announce that its webinar on ‘The Optimum Path to the Smart Cable Factory’ will take place on 12 December 2019. The webinar will be hosted by Frederik Becker, Cimteq’s Regional Sales Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its aim is to explore the steps needed to implement this methodology in the cable factory environment. Frederik Becker, Regional Sales Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa It...

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New Ethernet feeder bus provides more data communication performance
Nov26

New Ethernet feeder bus provides more data communication performance

Data communication is becoming increasingly important in the digitizing world. At the same time, a smooth data and energy transfer gets even more importance. Leoni meets this demand with the latest generation of bus busses for fieldbus Ethernet and this according to the ASi-5 standards. Two wires, but only one cable – the Actuator Sensor Interface system transfers data and energy at the same time, connecting actuators and...

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Individual buy-in to health and safety is essential
Nov21

Individual buy-in to health and safety is essential

Feeling valued by your employer is one of the most powerful staff motivators. Nowhere is this more important than in health and safety.  A poor health and safety record has long-lasting repercussions beyond the factory. One incident not only has a significant and often life-changing impact on an individual and his or her loved ones; it also damages trust in the company amongst colleagues and customers. A company may believe that...

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Nexans expands its global wind turbine cabling partnership with Vestas Wind Systems
Nov21

Nexans expands its global wind turbine cabling partnership with Vestas Wind Systems

Nexans has secured a two-year global supply contract to provide Vestas Wind Systems with Windlink® cable kits for onshore wind turbines in Europe, the US and China. This latest agreement extends Nexans’ long-standing position as a global supplier for Vestas. As the countries continue the shift towards renewable energy sources, the global installed capacity for wind energy reached 591 GW in 2018 and is expected to grow further in the...

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Three major HVDC interconnectors delivered in 10 days for a total value of over €1 Billion
Nov20

Three major HVDC interconnectors delivered in 10 days for a total value of over €1 Billion

Prysmian Group announces the successful completion and delivery of three major HVDC projects in ten days for a total value of over €1 billion, proving its solid project execution capabilities. The COBRAcable interconnector — secured in February 2016 and awarded by TenneT TSO B.V. and Energinet SOV, operators of the Dutch and Danish power transmission grids — connects The...

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Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm
Nov20

Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm

RTE France has awarded a € 115 million contract to Nexans to supply and install the 67km offshore and 93km onshore power export cables for the 496 MW Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm. Located in the English Channel, some 16 km off the coast of Saint Brieuc Bay, the wind farm is expected to generate enough power to meet the daily electricity needs of more than 835,000 homes.  The project is being developed by the Ailes Marines...

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NKT confirms order for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B
Nov19

NKT confirms order for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B

As informed in Company Announcement no. 11 of 20 September 2019, NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site. Now, with an agreement of a EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract with project owners Equinor and SSE...

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