CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre
Mar06

CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre

CityFibre has revealed 36 additional locations to benefit from full fibre as part of its up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme, targeting up to 8 million premises. In parallel, CityFibre has also accelerated the mobilisation of its network build capabilities, with a process underway to award £1.5bn in construction contracts by the summer and network build brought forward in the vast majority of these towns and cities by the end...

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Highest quality cabling removes sprinkler systems risk, says AEI Cables
Mar02

Highest quality cabling removes sprinkler systems risk, says AEI Cables

Specialist supplier AEI Cables is highlighting the need for the highest quality of cabling for use in sprinkler systems being fitted as part of new fire safety initiatives for high-rise buildings. New blocks of flats of six storeys or higher could require sprinkler systems under new Government plans being considered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Graham Turner, of AEI Cables, said: “While the approach to sprinkler systems is...

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Cimteq achieves Silver Award in Investors in People
Mar02

Cimteq achieves Silver Award in Investors in People

Cimteq is pleased to announce it has secured a Silver Award under the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation programme. IIP assessors awarded the Silver accreditation after a six-week assessment period in which all Cimteq staff were invited to undertake online surveys. In selected cases, and in order to represent each department, more in-depth face-to-face interviews also took place. Common feedback from the Cimteq workforce was that...

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First export of extra-high voltage cables to the Netherlands
Mar03

First export of extra-high voltage cables to the Netherlands

Taihan has opened the first door of Dutch exports. In the middle of January, Taihan shipped extra-high voltage cables produced at the Dangjin factory to the Netherlands. They are used for a project received earlier this year from TenneT, a Dutch state-owned power transmission company. In addition, they are 380 kV class high voltage cables, the highest voltage among underground power grids used in the Netherlands.  This cable will be...

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Messe Düsseldorf postpones wire and Tube Düsseldorf 2020
Mar01

Messe Düsseldorf postpones wire and Tube Düsseldorf 2020

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is postponing the international No 1 trade fairs for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industries – wire and Tube Düsseldorf. In close coordination with all partners involved, the company will promptly discuss alternative trade fair dates in order to guarantee planning can reliably proceed. In doing so, we are following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German government to take into...

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Nexans to supply HV submarine power cables for Marjan field
Mar02

Nexans to supply HV submarine power cables for Marjan field

Nexans was awarded a significant Purchase Order to supply 180 km of 230 kV cables for the offshore Marjan increment development mega-project on the eastern coast of the Arabian Gulf. Discovered in 1967, the Marjan field is one of the oldest and biggest offshore oil and gas fields in the Arabian Gulf. It is currently undergoing expansion under the Marjan Increment Programme announced in 2017. Nexans will supply two lengths of 90 km of...

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Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner
Mar02

Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner

Draka is pleased to recognise NG Bailey’s IT Services business as a Technology Partner.  This partnership will strengthen the collaboration between the two companies on future product application and development. NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business, has been a Draka UC Connect Installation Partner for eight years.  As an Installation Partner, it is...

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Three new cable solutions available from Belden in Q1 2020
Feb28

Three new cable solutions available from Belden in Q1 2020

Belden Inc. has launched three new products available in Q1 2020 to provide unmatched data transmission for emerging technology. To offer a new cable option for high-density, high-data-rate environments that rely on fiber for data transmission, Belden unveils its FiberExpress Flexible Ribbon Cable, designed to support the new DCX Optical Distribution Frame system. Relative to cable size, Flexible Ribbon Cable provides the highest...

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LLFlex hires Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager
Feb27

LLFlex hires Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager

Veteran logistics compliance professional will support company’s supply chain regulatory efforts. LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, has hired Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager. In this role, Steward is responsible for running the Foreign Trade Zones in Kentucky and North Carolina, managing...

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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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