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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Downsizing and upgrading in one: igus Single Pair Ethernet cable for energy chains
Apr29

Downsizing and upgrading in one: igus Single Pair Ethernet cable for energy chains

Every day, sensors generate vast amounts of data worldwide and this continues to rise. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology offers completely new opportunities to transmit these data streams reliably even in the most confined areas of the machine. Developed for use in energy chains, igus introduces the chainflex CFBUS.PUR.042 SPE cable. While a few years ago CAT5 was the standard and CAT5e was a quantum leap, CAT6a and...

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Industry body supports AEI Cables’ campaign for sprinkler system quality
Apr24

Industry body supports AEI Cables’ campaign for sprinkler system quality

Specialist supplier AEI Cables has won support from a major industry body for its campaign highlighting the need for the highest quality of cabling for use in sprinkler systems. The Institution of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) is supporting the call for the need to ensure reliable continuous power for sprinkler systems. New blocks of flats of six storeys or higher could require sprinkler systems under new Government plans being...

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Draka fibre portfolio upgraded with Cca and B2ca stranded loose tubes cables up to 432 fibres
Apr28

Draka fibre portfolio upgraded with Cca and B2ca stranded loose tubes cables up to 432 fibres

Using all of Prysmian Group’s innovation, Draka now specifies up to 432 fibre B2ca compliant cables as part of its warranted Draka Universal Cabling (UC) System. To further enhance the practicality, the new N-series design is the first gel-filled non-metallic fibre cable suitable for internal and external applications. Gel filling is the recognised solution for water blocking and the unique gel combined with FireRes LSHF-FR sheathing...

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LS Cable & System wins € 100M contracts in the Netherlands for submarine cables
Apr27

LS Cable & System wins € 100M contracts in the Netherlands for submarine cables

LS Cable & System has laid the foundation for market expansion by winning two large contracts in Europe, the home of cables. LS C & S announced on April 1 that it entered into two contracts with TenneT, the Dutch electricity transmission system operator, for the supply of submarine cables worth €100.7M in a consortium with marine construction company Jan De Nul Group. LS C & S says that the bidding was conducted according...

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Prysmian Group announces world’s first 180µm fibre cable for FTTx and 5G networks
Apr23

Prysmian Group announces world’s first 180µm fibre cable for FTTx and 5G networks

Prysmian Group launches the world’s first commercially available 180µm fibre cable. Further to previous announcements for BendBrightXS 180µm fibre and Sirocco HD cables, Prysmian combines the two technologies to launch its Sirocco Extreme microduct cable with 288 fibres in a diameter of 6.5mm, providing world record diameter and fibre density for a blown microduct cable of 288 fibres. With a fibre density of 8.7 fibres per mm2 it is...

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Interview with Cheryl Craig, Business Segment Director for Industrial Laminates at LLFlex
Apr22

Interview with Cheryl Craig, Business Segment Director for Industrial Laminates at LLFlex

Tell our readers more about LLFlex? LLFlex is a global leader in laminated and coated products designed specifically for packaging and Industrial applications.    You recently opened a new manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Can you tell our readers more about this venture?     The new facility will be an extension of the LLFlex in Louisville but with the opportunity to provide more innovative...

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Borealis and Borouge raise the bar for fire safety standards
Apr20

Borealis and Borouge raise the bar for fire safety standards

Halogen-free grade FR8101 enhances safety of low voltage cables used in highly demanding environments Borealis and Borouge are expanding their existing portfolio of flame-retardant (FR) jacketing grades with the launch of FR8101. This new, halogen-free solution is based on metal hydrate technology and is intended for the production of low voltage building cables used in highly demanding environments. Thanks to FR8101, cable...

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