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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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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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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TenneT develops innovative submarine cable with suppliers
Apr20

TenneT develops innovative submarine cable with suppliers

Forty percent of the Netherlands’ electricity will come from offshore wind farms by 2030. TenneT will realise the grid connections for these wind farms. Alongside the eight 0.7 Gigawatts (GW) AC grid connections already planned, two 2 GW offshore grid connections will be built in the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area. And three additional 2 GW offshore grid connections in the LanWin and Balwin area will lift TenneT’s offshore grid...

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UL publishes its 2019 Annual Report
Apr13

UL publishes its 2019 Annual Report

UL’s 2019 annual report is now available at annualreport.UL.com. This year’s report showcases UL’s successes through the lens of progression, protection and sustainability, and highlights the transformative year 2019 was, with leadership changes and growth through acquisitions and laboratory openings. Featuring stories about how UL collaborates with multiple stakeholders, addresses tough challenges and...

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​TKF secures cable supply contract for Kaskasi offshore wind farm
Apr13

​TKF secures cable supply contract for Kaskasi offshore wind farm

TKF has been awarded a contract by Seaway 7 for the delivery of 33 kV inner array grid cables for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm project by innogy SE, located in the German North Sea. The scope of TKF includes the manufacturing and delivery of 52 kilometers 33kV aluminium core inner array grid cables with different cross sections. In addition, TKF will provide the associated cable accessories for this project. The offshore wind farm...

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Hellenic Cables secures 100% renewable electricity for its plants
Apr15

Hellenic Cables secures 100% renewable electricity for its plants

In another push to reduce its carbon footprint and meet increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly cable solutions, Hellenic Cables has entered an agreement with Enel Green Power to ensure that 100% of its power supply needs in Greece originate from renewable energy.  The agreement includes all of Hellenic Cables’ industrial facilities in Greece, including its flagship submarine cables plant in Corinth and the...

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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), Ducab...

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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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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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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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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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