Leoni with new DC cable family for more efficient production
Jul07

Leoni with new DC cable family for more efficient production

Leoni is working on the DC-INDUSTRY project together with other companies from industry and four research institutes. The aim is the efficient use of direct current (DC) in production. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and will run for three years. The Leoni AG is with it´s business units Automation & Drives und Tailor-Made Products is one of 39 companies participating in the DC-INDUSTRY...

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Cimteq takes the stage at CRU Wire and Cable 2020
Jun29

Cimteq takes the stage at CRU Wire and Cable 2020

Cimteq is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at the CRU Wire and Cable 2020 virtual conference next month. The company is also sponsoring the two-day event, which takes on 22 and 23 July 2020. It’s being hosted by CRU whose series of conferences have proved a popular meeting place for the world’s cable and wire makers and their supply chains for some 14 years. A fully immersive virtual experience awaits delegates, with...

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Prysmian completes perfect hat trick with SuedLink Corridor in Germany
Jun29

Prysmian completes perfect hat trick with SuedLink Corridor in Germany

Prysmian Group has been awarded contracts for the SuedLink Corridor in Germany — the largest ever underground cable project — by the German transmission grid operators TransnetBW GmbH and TenneT. Under the contracts, worth together more than €800m, Prysmian is to design, manufacture, supply, lay, joint, test and commission a 2GW underground cable system from North to South Germany. These awards follow those recently secured by...

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NKT lands over EUR 1bn order for the SuedLink high-voltage DC project
Jun29

NKT lands over EUR 1bn order for the SuedLink high-voltage DC project

NKT has been awarded its largest order ever of over EUR 1bn (approx. DKK 7.45bn) by TenneT and TransnetBW. The contracts comprise the supply and installation of a 525 kV XLPE high-voltage DC (direct current) onshore cable system with a route length of approx. 750 km for the German SuedLink corridor. The SuedLink corridor comprises two power cable systems, and NKT has been awarded the 2GW cable link which will be the world’s largest...

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Industry needs guidance on sprinklers, says AEI Cables
Jun22

Industry needs guidance on sprinklers, says AEI Cables

Specialist supplier AEI Cables is asking for further guidance on the application of new measures which make sprinkler systems mandatory in all new high-rise blocks over 11 metres high. 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 of AEI...

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National Grid powers ahead passing halfway mark to lay the world’s longest subsea cable
Jun26

National Grid powers ahead passing halfway mark to lay the world’s longest subsea cable

Construction of the longest subsea power cable in the world has now passed the halfway point and achieved a major engineering feat to enable Norway’s zero carbon hydro energy to be shared with the UK. North Sea Link, a joint venture project between National Grid and Norwegian system operator Statnett, is a subsea electricity cable that will connect the UK and Norwegian electricity grids.  Before being able to lay the...

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

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

UL’s Wire & Cable Division is pleased to announce new customer training opportunities, with three virtual classroom training workshops available for booking in October: Appliance Wiring Material (UL 758), on 13 October 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTPower Limited Circuit Cable (UL 13), on 8 October 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTFlexible Cords & Cables (UL 62 / CSA C22.2 No. 49), on 6 October 2020, 2:30pm – 6:30pm CEST The courses are part of...

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NKT runs all its power cable factories with renewable energy
Jun23

NKT runs all its power cable factories with renewable energy

NKT is now powering its power cable manufacturing with electricity from renewable energy. This is reducing its CO2-emissions from energy consumption with 66%. For NKT, the move to green electricity is a key step in supporting the global transition to renewables by reducing the carbon footprint of its power cable solutions. Power cables are essential components for the interconnected power grid crucial to the success of the global...

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Nexans wins AMSC contract for Chicago’s Resilient Electric Grid project
Jun18

Nexans wins AMSC contract for Chicago’s Resilient Electric Grid project

Nexans has been awarded a contract by AMSC to produce a cable for the Resilient Electric Grid (REG) project in Chicago, US. The cable, together with a special jointing system, will be deployed in a Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) substation. AMSC and ComEd, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., entered into a commercial contract as part of the ongoing U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology...

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Stay connected while staying at home: Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference
Jun09

Stay connected while staying at home: Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference

The world is facing an unprecedented challenge. As an industry, it is imperative we respond to today’s unique challenges and understand the role the wire and cable industry can play in bringing social and economic recovery.During the crisis, CRU will continue to inform and equip decision-makers with high-quality information and discussion. With that in mind, CRU Events launch Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference, being...

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LS Cable & System ships first submarine cables bound for Taiwan
Jun16

LS Cable & System ships first submarine cables bound for Taiwan

LS Cable & System announced on June 10 that it began to ship the first batch of submarine cables for Taiwan’s offshore wind farms. This is the first shipment for the submarine cable project totaling KRW 500 billion that LS C&S won from Taiwan. Last year, LS C&S won the right to supply all the high-voltage (HV) submarine cables for the first offshore wind farm project being built in Taiwan. This shipment, weighing 2,500...

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Nexans secures contract to supply power export cables for Seagreen offshore windfarm project
Jun11

Nexans secures contract to supply power export cables for Seagreen offshore windfarm project

Nexans has been awarded a major contract by SSE Renewables to design, manufacture and install the high voltage (HV) onshore and offshore export cables for the Phase 1 development of the Seagreen offshore wind farm project. Construction on the 1,075 megawatt (MW) project, which is located 27km off the coast of Angus, will start next year. When completed in 2022/23 Seagreen 1 will be Scotland’s largest wind farm and single largest...

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NKT completes repair of HVDC interconnector Baltic Cable in only 29 days
Jun11

NKT completes repair of HVDC interconnector Baltic Cable in only 29 days

NKT has finalized a turnkey offshore repair of the Baltic Cable connecting the power grids in Sweden and Germany after it was damaged due to external impact. The power cable system was restored within 29 days from the initial fault notification and is now back in full operation. Speed was essential when an anchor damaged the Baltic Cable power link interconnecting the national power grids of Sweden and Germany during the last days of...

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LS C&S wins contract for power cables worth KRW 100 billion from Singapore
Jun10

LS C&S wins contract for power cables worth KRW 100 billion from Singapore

LS Cable & System has won a contract for power cables worth a total of KRW 100 billion from Singapore. LS C&S will supply about 400km of transmission (HV) and distribution (LV) cables throughout Singapore by the end of 2021. It equals the round-trip distance between Seoul and Jeonju. LS C&S won this order following an order it successfully fulfilled to replace antiquated HV cables of the SPPG (Singapore PowerGrid) in 2017,...

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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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Nexans Solar Technologies signs first KEYLIOS® Solar Trackers contract for Reden
Jun08

Nexans Solar Technologies signs first KEYLIOS® Solar Trackers contract for Reden

Nexans Solar Technologies (NST) has signed its first contract to design, manufacture and supply its KEYLIOS® Solar Trackers for Reden, a major player in the development of photovoltaic projects and a supplier of fully integrated energy. Over 800 of the solar trackers will be installed at Reden’s next four solar parks, located in the southwest of France, with a combined peak capacity of 26 megawatt (MWc). The project will be...

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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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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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Keeping the World on in a Time of Crisis
May22

Keeping the World on in a Time of Crisis

We are living through unprecedented times. Not just for individuals but for businesses, governments, and global markets as well. The impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak have been well documented as it continues to impact multiple industries, putting a complete halt to some and severely hampering others from functioning effectively. One silver lining that we can take from the current crisis is that many people and businesses have been...

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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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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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