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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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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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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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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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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Riyadh Cables secures approval for 400 kV EHV cable system
Feb18

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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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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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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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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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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CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history
Jan14

CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 14th CRU Wire & Cable Conference on 8-10 June 2020. Attracting over 200 key executives, the conference is well established as the premier meeting place for the world’s cable makers and the insulated wire and cable supply chain. The event is set to take place in London for the first time in its history, close to CRU’s headquarters and promises to draw on...

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NKT signs service contract with EirGrid on East West Interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain
Jan14

NKT signs service contract with EirGrid on East West Interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain

The Irish power grid operator EirGrid has awarded NKT a service contract for the interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain supporting the transition to renewable energy. NKT has been awarded a five-year service agreement by the Irish power grid operator EirGrid for cable related services including repair works for the East West Interconnector. The 200 kV HVDC power cable with capacity of 500 MW between Ireland and Great...

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Taihan procures mega project valued AUD 173M in Australia
Jan14

Taihan procures mega project valued AUD 173M in Australia

Taihan, a South Korean leading provider of cable and wire, procures major Australian energy project in Sydney. Taihan has officially announced they have signed a contract for the provision of 330kV cable with TransGrid for its Powering Sydney’s Future project. TransGrid is one of largest transmission utilities in Australia. The contract value is around AUD 173 million (KRW 143 billion). This project is designed to prepare Sydney for...

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Prysmian supports renewable energy industry worldwide
Jan09

Prysmian supports renewable energy industry worldwide

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC), one of the biggest state-owned enterprises in China and one of the world’s largest power generation equipment manufacturers and project contractors. The contract includes the supply of cables for DEC’s newest 10 MW offshore wind turbine prototype that will be installed in China Three Gorges Corporation’s Xinghuawan wind farm in the Fujian province,...

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NKT to deliver onshore power cables system to complete Beckomberga-Bredäng expansion of power grid in Stockholm
Dec20

NKT to deliver onshore power cables system to complete Beckomberga-Bredäng expansion of power grid in Stockholm

NKT has been awarded a contract to supply the high-voltage onshore power cables for the Beckomberga-Bredäng project in Stockholm, Sweden. In August this year, NKT also won the sea-section of this project to replace overhead lines with 420 kV high-voltage AC power cables between the city quarters of Beckomberga and Bredäng. The full project comprises one of the planned expansions of the local power grid to meet a growing power demand....

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Prysmian Group supports Terna in developing Italy’s power transmission grid
Dec20

Prysmian Group supports Terna in developing Italy’s power transmission grid

Prysmian Group has signed with Terna, through its subsidiary Terna Rete Italia S.p.A., following the public tender, two important power cable systems agreements. Under the first contract, worth of €50 million (inclusive of the safety costs), Prysmian Group will be responsible for the development of an HVAC 150 kV power cable link between the Zuel and Somprade electrical substations in the province of...

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NKT strengthens R&D with acquisition of technology consulting unit from ABB
Dec19

NKT strengthens R&D with acquisition of technology consulting unit from ABB

NKT is strengthening its research and development competencies with the acquisition of Technology Consulting from ABB. The acquisition is a key step for NKT to reinforce its technology capabilities developing the future technology for power cable solutions. NKT has acquired a technology consulting unit from ABB specializing in key areas within power cable development such as Chemistry & Materials, Applied Mechanics and Electrical...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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