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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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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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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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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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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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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​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 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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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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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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Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers
Mar11

Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers

Corning has added a series of smaller, denser additions to its portfolio of long-haul fiber and cable innovations, including the world’s first submarine and terrestrial long-haul fibers in a 200-micron diameter. The fiber and cable innovations are designed to help network operators stay ahead of bandwidth needs driven by 5G in access networks, as well as high-performance applications like augmented reality and artificial intelligence...

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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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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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Astonishing curing calculation for flexible factory joints
Feb07

Astonishing curing calculation for flexible factory joints

Astonishing Curing Calculation for Flexible Factory Joints Flexible vulcanized joints (FVJ) also known as flexible factory joints are typically used in extending delivery lengths of extruded subsea cables. Lengths of XLPE insulated cable core are often limited by the capacity of extrusion, degassing or basket lay-up. Factory joints overcome these constraints. Extend subsea cable lengths The quality of the factory joint has to be as...

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Prysmian to provide best-in-class Steel Tube Umbilicals to the Libra Mero Project
Jan27

Prysmian to provide best-in-class Steel Tube Umbilicals to the Libra Mero Project

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Libra, a consortium of prime international oil & gas operators, for Steel Tube Umbilicals to be installed in the Mero offshore oilfield. The Libra Consortium is led by Petrobras – with a 40% interest – in partnership with Shell Brasil (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%) and CNOOC Ltd. (10%). The consortium also has the participation of the state-owned company Pré-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA) as...

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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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Angola Cables and CTM enter into MOU to advance digital opportunities
Jan21

Angola Cables and CTM enter into MOU to advance digital opportunities

Angola Cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, Mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazil.  CTM envisages leveraging on its international network and Macau’s privileged position in the Greater Bay Area, as a key hub for the digitalization of Asia-Pacific region. Macau and the neighbouring regions have the...

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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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East Coast’s fastest data cable reaches Sunshine Coast shore
Dec29

East Coast’s fastest data cable reaches Sunshine Coast shore

Queensland’s first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets is on track for mid-2020, with the undersea fibre optic cable being pulled ashore on the Sunshine Coast. The Ile De Brehat, the large vessel that has been seen off Maroochydore Beach since last week, has now delivered the 550 kilometres of cable to connect the Sunshine Coast to the 7000 kilometre Japan-Guam-Australia South (JGA-S)...

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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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NTT Ltd. to commence construction of optical submarine cable “MIST”
Dec18

NTT Ltd. to commence construction of optical submarine cable “MIST”

NTT Ltd. a world-leading global technology services provider, today announced it will commence the construction of a “MIST” large-capacity submarine cable between Singapore, Myanmar and India (Mumbai and Chennai). The construction will be part of a strategic joint venture for international submarine cables in South East Asia, with Orient Link Pte. Ltd. from December 2019. The MIST cable system will have a total length of...

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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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Vocus completes Coral Sea Cable System for the Australian Government
Dec12

Vocus completes Coral Sea Cable System for the Australian Government

Vocus has celebrated its successful completion of the Coral Sea Cable System for the Australian Government. After final testing, the 4,700 km Coral Sea Cable connecting Sydney, Honiara and Port Moresby, and the 730 km Solomon Islands Domestic Network, were accepted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a month earlier than planned. At a special photo exhibition of the project at Parliament House, Group Managing Director and...

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Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom complete manufacturing aspects of DARE1 submarine cable
Dec06

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom complete manufacturing aspects of DARE1 submarine cable

Cable loading commenced on November 13, 2019; cable is on track for RFPA in June 2020 Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced that all manufacturing aspects for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system are complete. The system will have four landing stations to help expand connectivity in Eastern Africa: Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Somalia), Mogadishu (Somalia) and...

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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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