Ducab announces COVID-19 measures to protect workforce and minimise business disruption
Apr01

Ducab announces COVID-19 measures to protect workforce and minimise business disruption

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, and a key supplier to the Energy Sector, has implemented  measures to ensure the health of  employees and  public is protected, and that Ducab’s global customers are served with minimal disruption.  In full compliance with all measures enforced by the UAE government and guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO),...

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Hellenic Cables to supply Medium Voltage submarine cables
Apr02

Hellenic Cables to supply Medium Voltage submarine cables

Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract by Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (“SSEN”) for the supply of medium voltage submarine cables. The cables will replace older submarine cables connecting Scotland’s island communities. SSEN owns and operates the 11 kV and 33 kV subsea distribution network across the north of Scotland, with a combined cable length of 440 km. Τhe company’s routine inspections have identified that a...

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CMP launches new quad cable cleat range
Mar31

CMP launches new quad cable cleat range

Leading cable gland and cable cleat manufacturer, CMP Products, has launched its new quad cable cleat range ‘Saturn’ (QSDSS), which allows cables to be safely installed in quad formation. Designed and developed by CMP’s in-house R&D team, the Saturn quad cleat has a market-leading high short circuit rating of 152kA and has undergone stringent third party testing and certification to produce one of the strongest cleats of its kind....

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Riyadh Cables’ recent development in cables with solid aluminium conductors
Mar25

Riyadh Cables’ recent development in cables with solid aluminium conductors

Riyadh Cables, a global leading cable manufacturer, has recently opened power distribution market opportunities, by investing in new production facilities for LV and MV cables with solid aluminium conductors. Riyadh Cables recently added aluminium continuous extruding machinery into its cable production lines, to cater for the supply of the required power cables to Australian and Western European utilities. Also, the new cables can be...

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Ducab Group confirms 5% rise in profitability for 2019
Mar23

Ducab Group confirms 5% rise in profitability for 2019

Continued diversification achieved during 40ᵗʰ anniversary of operations Ducab Group, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has announced a 5% climb in overall profitability in 2019, driven by gains in key areas of its cable and metal manufacturing portfolio. Commenting on the company’s performance in 2019, Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab, said: “Ducab’s 40ᵗʰ anniversary of operations saw our position as...

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Jura-mainland submarine cable replacement commenced
Mar26

Jura-mainland submarine cable replacement commenced

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has commenced the installation of a new submarine electricity cable between Jura and Tayvallich, Argyll, following a cable fault in November. Necessary permissions from statutory authorities were received on 24 January and, since then, a specialist marine vessel has been on standby awaiting suitable weather conditions to carry out the end-to-end cable replacement. This critical work is...

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Sumitomo Electric delivers flame-retardant cold-resistant cables to Turkmenistan
Mar25

Sumitomo Electric delivers flame-retardant cold-resistant cables to Turkmenistan

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has developed a set of highly flame-retardant cables that can be wired even in severe cold environments down to −40°C. In 2016, the Company received the order for the cables, via Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Kawasaki), for the world’s largest gas-to-gasoline (GTG) plant in Turkmenistan. The cables were manufactured and delivered by a Sumitomo Electric group company, PT. Sumi Indo Kabel Tbk....

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UL’s Online Certification Directory for Wire & Cable transitions to UL Product iQ® on March 31
Mar19

UL’s Online Certification Directory for Wire & Cable transitions to UL Product iQ® on March 31

Register for your FREE Product iQ® account now UL iQ® for Appliance Wiring Materials and UL iQ® for Wire & Cable (formerly known as Online Certification Directory) are retiring in March. UL Product iQ®  is the online location for UL Certification information and is replacing UL iQ® for Wire & Cable. For those who use embedded links and bookmarks to UL iQ® for Appliance Wiring Materials and UL iQ® for Wire & Cable,...

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Riyadh Cables goes green with new Solar Cable range
Mar16

Riyadh Cables goes green with new Solar Cable range

At this year’s Middle East Energy, Riyadh Cables, a global leading cable manufacturer, showcased its renewable energy capabilities with its newly launched range of solar cables. Riyadh Cables is the first Saudi company to establish a research and development team for solar cables, with consideration taken over local and international demand. The new cables are UV resistant and are available for use both indoor and outdoor; in...

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Wrexham Mineral Cables now approved to BS8519 for 750V power cables
Mar11

Wrexham Mineral Cables now approved to BS8519 for 750V power cables

One of the world’s leading fire survival cable manufacturers, Wrexham Mineral Cables, has announced the approval of its Mineral Insulated Cables to BS8519 standard, manufacturing a 1,700M 3H4 cable in one single length. Rated up to 750V, this one length of cable can supply critical power to a smoke extraction system to the tallest building in the world at its peak twice over while continuing to function at temperatures above 1000C....

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Taihan advances to Denmark and supplies HV cables for next 8 years
Mar16

Taihan advances to Denmark and supplies HV cables for next 8 years

Taihan has successfully entered the Danish market, taking its competitiveness in Europe to the next level. Taihan (Na Hyung-kyun, CEO) announced on April 4 that it has signed a contract with Energinet, Denmark’s state-run power transmission company, on the 3rd local time, to supply HV (High Voltage) underground power grids. Under the agreement, Taihan, as a major supplier for Energinet of 145-170 kV underground power grids,...

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Ducab launches new metals subsidiary
Mar05

Ducab launches new metals subsidiary

Ducab Metals Business (DMB) becomes third unit within Ducab Group of companies, providing ”Made in UAE” copper and aluminium solutions to global customer base Mohamed Al Ahmedi appointed to head the business Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, is consolidating its metal operations into a new subsidiary – DMB, a dedicated business unit within the Ducab Group of companies supplying “Made in UAE” copper and...

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LS Cable & System wins contract for submarine cables worth US85 million in Middle East
Mar11

LS Cable & System wins contract for submarine cables worth US85 million in Middle East

LS C&S has won a turnkey contract for the submarine cable project worth approximately USD 85 million from Bahrain. In this project, Bahrain EWA (Electricity & Water Authority) connects the 25km between the main island and Hawar Islands in the Southeast of the main island with submarine cables. Saudi based ALGIHAZ Contracting Co has been awarded as a prime contractor for this project from Bahrain EWA to do the entire...

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Prysmian, two new projects with Terna for development of Italian power transmission grid
Mar10

Prysmian, two new projects with Terna for development of Italian power transmission grid

Prysmian Group has signed with Terna, through its subsidiary Terna Rete Italia S.p.A. and following public tender process, two important power cable systems agreements. The first contract refers to a High Voltage Alternate Current 220 kV cable system covering the Italian route of the Italy-Austria cross- border interconnection, between the Glorenza and the Nauders substations, that should start operating by 2022 and worth € 40 million...

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Prysmian secures over €150 million offshore wind grid connection project
Mar04

Prysmian secures over €150 million offshore wind grid connection project

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth over €150 million by Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) for the development of two submarine and land export power cable systems to connect the offshore wind farm located in between the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier to the French mainland power grid. The offshore wind farm is being developed by the company Les Eoliennes en Mer d’Ile d’Yeu et Noirmoutier which was awarded...

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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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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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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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Convenient testing and fault diagnosis for MV cables
Feb26

Convenient testing and fault diagnosis for MV cables

If your work involves installing, commissioning or maintaining medium-voltage cables that work at up to 36 kV, Megger’s new VLF Sinus 62 kV test set will provide all of the test and diagnostic functions you need in a single unit that’s compact, versatile and easy-to-use. The VLF Sinus 62 kV is a multifunctional device: it performs withstand testing with DC or VLF sine and rectangular waveforms, sheath fault testing and, when used with...

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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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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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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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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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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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