AEI Cables welcomes new legislation on sprinklers
Jun03

AEI Cables welcomes new legislation on sprinklers

Specialist supplier AEI Cables has welcomed the move by the Government to ensure sprinkler systems are mandatory in all new high-rise blocks over 11 metres tall when they come into force. 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...

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UL announces new Wire & Cable training offering and virtual classroom training in June
May15

UL announces new Wire & Cable training offering and virtual classroom training in June

UL’s Wire & Cable Division is pleased to announce new customer training opportunities, with three virtual classroom training available for booking in June: Appliance Wiring Material (UL 758), on 23 June 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTPower Limited Circuit Cable (UL 13), on 24 June 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTFlexible Cords & Cables (UL 62 / CSA C22.2 No. 49), on 25 June 2020, 2:30pm – 6:30pm CEST The courses are part of a wider...

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Hexatronic to acquire UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics Ltd.
Jun05

Hexatronic to acquire UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics Ltd.

Hexatronic has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in the UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics. Tech Optics is a fiber optic products supplier and cable assembly manufacturer, established since 1988. The company specialises in applications within harsh environments, for example defence, aerospace, oil and gas industry. Tech Optics is an approved supplier to the UK defence industry and provides many leading companies...

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igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery
Jun03

igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery

As scientists delve into the study of climate change, new strategies and products are evolving to help them uncover data that is driving the world’s foremost crisis. The scientific community is obtaining significant information from international oceans, especially with the support of autonomous surface vehicles. Igus provided data cables and energy chains to support a recent assignment in ocean exploration. The United States-based...

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Cicoil low smoke zero halogen flat cable
Jun03

Cicoil low smoke zero halogen flat cable

Cicoil now offers Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Multi-conductor Flat Cables for applications that require non-toxic, corrosive free, low smoke, flame retardant, zero halogen content and environmentally friendly cables. The Hi Flex Unshielded Cable is jacketed with Cicoil’s proprietary Flexx-Sil™ rubber jacketing material and has been tested by a UKAS certified lab for smoke, toxicity, flammability and halogen content. The Cable...

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Sumitomo Electric completes construction of Japan’s largest wind farm “Wind Farm Tsugaru”
May29

Sumitomo Electric completes construction of Japan’s largest wind farm “Wind Farm Tsugaru”

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has completed the construction of the largest wind farm in Japan, “Wind Farm Tsugaru,” which was ordered by Kajima Corporation. Wind Farm Tsugaru, with a total output of 121,600 kW, is the largest onshore wind farm in Japan (as of April 2020), established in Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture by Green Power Tsugaru GK, a group company of Green Power Investment Corporation. After about two...

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Belden announces copper and fiber cable & connectivity product line extensions
May29

Belden announces copper and fiber cable & connectivity product line extensions

Belden has brought to market five product line extensions in Q2 2020 that support wireless networks, remote power, smart buildings and fiber management applications. Offering the smallest Category 6A diameter (0.250” CMP/0.260” CMR) on the market, 10GXW Cables allow easy upgrades to Category 6A while staying within budget. Now this cable is available in a riser-rated version as well: 10GXW12. They also offer superior noise immunity,...

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Ailes Marines selects Prysmian to provide submarine inter-array cables
May28

Ailes Marines selects Prysmian to provide submarine inter-array cables

Ailes Marines in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, has awarded Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry with a contract worth of about €80 million to provide the submarine inter-array cable systems for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France. Prysmian will provide its comprehensive turn-key approach for...

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LS Cable & System acquires international certification for photovoltaic cables
May28

LS Cable & System acquires international certification for photovoltaic cables

LS Cable & System has developed a photovoltaic cable that has received international standard certification from Germany’s TUV Rheinland, a global certification authority. TUV said that LS C&S’s DC 1500V photovoltaic cable meets the functional and safety standards of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and EN (European Norm). LS C&S believes that this certification will help expand more deeply into major...

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Nexans wins major subsea HVDC cable contract from Greece’s Ariadne Interconnection S.P.S.A
May27

Nexans wins major subsea HVDC cable contract from Greece’s Ariadne Interconnection S.P.S.A

Nexans has been awarded a major contract to design, manufacture and install a 335 km subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system for Ariadne Interconnection S.P.S.A, owned 100 percent by IPTO, Greece’s state grid operator. The interconnection will link the electricity network on mainland Greece to Crete. The project will provide security of supply for the island and enables the transition from fossil fuel generation to...

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Prysmian secures €270 M projects for Crete – Attica submarine interconnection
May27

Prysmian secures €270 M projects for Crete – Attica submarine interconnection

Prysmian Group has been awarded by ARIADNE INTERCONNECTION, a company fully owned by the transmission system operator for Greece’s power grid (IPTO), a contract, worth in total €270 million for submarine interconnections between the island of Crete and mainland Greece (Attica region).  The first lot, worth €250 million, involves the design, supply, installation – including civil works – and commissioning of a turn-key HVDC (High...

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NKT confirms turnkey order for Attica-Crete interconnector project
May27

NKT confirms turnkey order for Attica-Crete interconnector project

As informed in Company Announcement no. 13 of 15 November 2019, NKT was evaluated as successful bidder for delivery and installation of the onshore power cable systems for the Attica-Crete interconnector project. Now, NKT has secured the contract award with the project owner Ariadne Interconnection S.P.S.A., a wholly-owned entity by IPTO, the Greek Transmission System Operator and NKT has added the project to its...

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icom.plus module enables predictive maintenance with flexible data integration for high IT security
May26

icom.plus module enables predictive maintenance with flexible data integration for high IT security

Being able to predict and plan maintenance is the goal pursued by igus with its smart plastics solutions. Intelligent sensors, for example, measure the wear of energy chains, chainflex cables, slewing rings and linear guides. With the new icom.plus communication module, the customer can now decide in which form they would like to incorporate the acquired data from the sensors. From an offline version for restricted security...

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Südkabel supplies 525kV HVDC power cable system to Corridor ANord project
May22

Südkabel supplies 525kV HVDC power cable system to Corridor ANord project

Südkabel is proud to contribute to the German North-South corridor project for the transition of renewable energy with an advanced 525kV HVDC power cable system by supplying a significant portion of the “Corridor ANord” project. Südkabel GmbH, Mannheim will participate as technology partner of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Japan, at one of Germany’s major HVDC – link projects and will deliver a significant portion of HVDC cables and...

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Prysmian finalises agreement with Vattenfall for first subsidy – free offshore wind project
May21

Prysmian finalises agreement with Vattenfall for first subsidy – free offshore wind project

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has finalised a contract for a project awarded by Vattenfall, a leading European energy company, to provide the submarine inter array cable systems for the Hollandse Kust Zuid III and IV offshore wind farm in The Netherlands, following Vattenfall’s successful bid for the permit to develop these non-subsidised wind farms. The award was already announced on...

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igus opens virtual trade show 2020 to introduce more than 100 motion plastics innovations
May20

igus opens virtual trade show 2020 to introduce more than 100 motion plastics innovations

In its virtual trade show, igus presents more than 100 plastic innovations and product range additions from all areas of motion plastics. Around 400 square metres in size, the real stand is now open to online visitors and follows the theme ‘Cost down, Life up. It’s our job’. The trade show is part of the digital support given to customers, whereby personal guided tours, 1-to-1 meetings and group meetings on the stand can be arranged....

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Great power comes with great responsibility
May11

Great power comes with great responsibility

Why accreditation in the region’s power cable industry is becoming even more important for businesses and consumers alike The UAE has traditionally been a global marketplace with products sourced from all over the world. This opens competitive options for finding the best value products and materials, especially when it comes to those needed for the nation’s infrastructure projects. However, while monetary “value” is always a...

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KEC International secures new orders of Rs. 1,203 crore
May20

KEC International secures new orders of Rs. 1,203 crore

KEC International Ltd., a global infrastructure EPC major, and RPG Group Company, has secured new orders of Rs. 1,203 crore across its various businesses: Transmission & Distribution: T&D business and SAE Towers have secured orders of Rs. 917 crore for T&D projects in India, Bangladesh, Africa and the Americas. Civil: The Civil business has secured orders of Rs. 176 crore for industrial [civil works for...

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LS Cable & System awarded Great Lakes submarine cable project
May19

LS Cable & System awarded Great Lakes submarine cable project

LS Cable & System announced on May 6 that it has been awarded a KRW 66 billion contract for Wisconsin-based, American Transmission Co.’s Straits Cable Replacement Project. LS Cable & System will manufacture, transport and oversee the installation of two new cables for the project, establishing two new 138,000-volt circuits in the Straits of Mackinac that are approximately four miles in length. These two new 3-phase cables,...

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Nexans completes repair of Malta-Sicily subsea interconnector
May18

Nexans completes repair of Malta-Sicily subsea interconnector

Nexans has completed the repair of a 95km subsea high voltage (HV) cable linking Malta with Sicily, ensuring the continuity of power supply to the island nation of Malta. The Interconnector cable was damaged at the end of 2019 by a ship anchor, causing a nationwide blackout and a series of power cuts in subsequent weeks. Nexans quickly mobilized its IMR Team to help Enemalta plc, the owner of the power interconnector, to find the...

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NKT wins order to connect large Danish solar farm to the power grid
May14

NKT wins order to connect large Danish solar farm to the power grid

The Danish utility N1 is preparing to connect the Danish solar farm Vandel III to the power grid to support the transition to renewable energy. NKT has won the order of approximately 135 km of high-voltage power cables to reinforce the local power grid to ensure efficient distribution. NKT has been awarded the order for 135 km 72 kV XLPE power cable to connect the Danish solar farm Vandel III to the power grid. When fully operational...

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Sumitomo Electric secures >€500M “Corridor A-Nord” high voltage DC underground cable project
May13

Sumitomo Electric secures >€500M “Corridor A-Nord” high voltage DC underground cable project

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., with the support of its technology partner, Südkabel GmbH, to deliver the highest voltage 525kV XLPE Insulated High Voltage DC (HVDC) underground cable system for German Corridor Project to supply renewable power generated in the North Sea of Germany to the central and southern part of the country. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI) has been awarded a major HVDC underground cable project,...

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PM 265 Pay-off
May13

PM 265 Pay-off

New in fiber optic cable production – PM 265 Pay-off This is a new model fiber optic pay-off, sized for 50 km reels and equipped with features like the PM 305 model. Get ready for noticeably shorter set-up times. This high-speed motor driven fiber pay-off is designed for a wide variety of fiber optic secondary coating lines. The six reel position frames can combine into several configurations to handle a total of up to 24 fibers. The...

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Prysmian secures over €500M contract for A-Nord power cable link in Germany
May11

Prysmian secures over €500M contract for A-Nord power cable link in Germany

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Amprion GmbH, the German grid operator, for the A-Nord underground cable connection, part of the 2GW German Corridor “A” electricity transmission project. Worth over €500 million, Prysmian are to design, manufacture, supply, lay, joint, test and commission a 1GW underground cable system along the entire Northern route of this German Corridor. “This award, almost coinciding with the recent...

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Strategic partners host joint webinar to demonstrate unified cable design and testing solutions
May06

Strategic partners host joint webinar to demonstrate unified cable design and testing solutions

Date: Tuesday 19 MayTime: 10 am (GMT) and 4pm (GMT)Venue: register for the webinar Strategic partners, cable industry experts Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod, are running a joint webinar on Tuesday 19 May 2020. The session, hosted by Amanda Shehab, Director at Cimteq and Manuel Felder, Senior Area Sales Manager at AESA, will demonstrate their unified cable testing solution from product design direct to cable testing equipment. The two...

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L-com expands fiber product offering
May07

L-com expands fiber product offering

L-com has expanded its in stock offering of bulk fiber cable and fiber connectors to address high speed voice, video and data networking applications. L-com’s new bulk fiber cable line consists of single-mode and multimode (OM1, OM2 and OM3) fiber cable that is sold in intervals of one meter. Options include OFNR, OFNP and LSZH cable jackets, simplex, duplex and breakout cable styles as well as tactical military-style cable...

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£10.5m full fibre network to power economic growth across Aberdeenshire
May07

£10.5m full fibre network to power economic growth across Aberdeenshire

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been awarded a £10.5m full fibre project by Aberdeenshire Council, spanning up to 200km, with the aim of improving the delivery of public services to the community and boosting economic activity and quality of life in the area. This latest collaboration is a continuation of a 20-year-strong partnership between the two parties. The project comes under the banner of the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD). It is...

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Prysmian secures approx.€500M SuedOstLink cable corridor project
May05

Prysmian secures approx.€500M SuedOstLink cable corridor project

Prysmian Group has been awarded by TenneT TSO GmbH, the Dutch-German grid operator, a contract for the SuedOstLink project in Germany, one of the longest HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) underground cable connection. Worth approximately €500 million depending on options, Prysmian are to design, manufacture, supply, lay, joint, test and commission a 2GW underground cable system through the TenneT region of this first German Corridor....

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NKT secures contract for SuedOstLink onshore cable
May05

NKT secures contract for SuedOstLink onshore cable

NKT has been awarded a large turnkey contract of approx. EUR 500m (approx. DKK 3.7bn) by the German transmission system operator 50Hertz. The contract comprises supply and installation of 525 kV XLPE high-voltage DC (direct current) onshore cable solution for a significant portion of the SuedOstLink transmission line in route lengths of approx. 275 km.SuedOstLink will be the world’s first large commercial 525 kV XLPE high-voltage DC...

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Strategic partnership announces first Japanese cable project
Apr30

Strategic partnership announces first Japanese cable project

Wire and cable industry experts Cimteq and Toho International Inc have entered into a new strategic partnership to launch CableBuilder – Cimteq’s cable design solution – into the Japanese wire and cable manufacturing market. Following the forging of the partnership, the companies are delighted to announce their first project together. UK-based Cimteq is an industry leader in cable design and manufacturing software. CableBuilder...

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