NKT lands turnkey high-voltage DC power cable contract for BorWin5
Aug11

NKT lands turnkey high-voltage DC power cable contract for BorWin5

NKT has been awarded a turnkey contract of below EUR 250m (below approx. DKK 1.86bn) by TenneT to deliver and install a high-voltage DC (direct current) XLPE power cable system for the BorWin5 project in Northern Germany. The order comprises the manufacturing of approx. 230 km of 320 kV high-voltage DC on-and offshore power cables and accessories as well as offshore installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria. NKT...

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JDR begins construction of new US headquarters
Jul29

JDR begins construction of new US headquarters

JDR has begun construction of a new US headquarters in Tomball, Texas, a part of the Houston metropolitan area. The building will consolidate three of JDR’s existing facilities in the region to expand its IWOCs rental business to support current demand. The construction of the building began this month and after completion, JDR plans to acquire engineers and highly qualified service technicians, to expand its local presence. The key...

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Manatua Consortium confirms One Polynesia fibre cable ready
Jul28

Manatua Consortium confirms One Polynesia fibre cable ready

Leaders of the four nations behind the Manatua One Polynesia Cable Project have announced that the cable was accepted last week from turnkey supplier and submarine cable leader, SubCom. They further announced that, following final checks and preparations by the four operators managing the project as the Manatua Consortium, comprising Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT) in French Polynesia, Avaroa Cable Limited (ACL) in the...

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Prysmian Projects BU to focus on energy transition and German Corridors projects
Jul23

Prysmian Projects BU to focus on energy transition and German Corridors projects

Prysmian Group has announced organisational structure and management appointments for the Projects BU — responsible for High Voltage submarine and underground cable systems for power transmission — with the ambition of grasping the energy transition opportunities and ensuring the perfect execution of the recently secured German Corridors cable projects. Detlev Waimann has been appointed Projects Chief Commercial Officer, tasked with...

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NKT secures turnkey order for Shetland HVDC Link project
Jul17

NKT secures turnkey order for Shetland HVDC Link project

NKT has been awarded a contract of approx. EUR 235m (approx. DKK 1.75bn) by SSEN Transmission to deliver and install a high-voltage DC (direct current) interconnector to the Shetland HVDC Link project. The turnkey order comprises the manufacturing of approx. 2×260 km of 320 kV high-voltage DC on-and offshore power cables, installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria and protection of the cables. NKT President and CEO...

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Crete-Peloponnese Interconnection progresses according to schedule
Jul15

Crete-Peloponnese Interconnection progresses according to schedule

On July 8, the management of ADMIE visited Hellenic Cables’ plant in Corinth, in the context of manufacturing of the 135 km-long submarine cable for the electrical interconnection Crete-Peloponnese. The project, with a total budget of 365 million euros, is progressing within schedule and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.  The first subsea interconnection of Crete to the mainland is also the longest cable HVAC...

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National Grid starts construction on Viking Link
Jul13

National Grid starts construction on Viking Link

National Grid’s Viking Link infrastructure project marks a major milestone with Siemens Energy Ltd, as the construction of the world’s longest electricity interconnector begins, representing a significant step in the UK’s journey to net zero.  The construction phase of the Viking Link Interconnector project, a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark, has commenced with Siemens Energy Ltd mobilizing to...

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Hellenic Cables to supply 66 kV inter-array cables and accessories
Jul10

Hellenic Cables to supply 66 kV inter-array cables and accessories

Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract by Seaway 7, the Renewables business unit of Subsea 7, to supply 66kV inter-array cables and accessories for the Seagreen offshore wind farm.   The Seagreen offshore windfarm project is a 1,075MW project which is located 27 km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth, off the coast of Scotland and will be developed and operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. Once constructed, the windfarm...

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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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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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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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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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