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China's Plan to Link East and West Wi...

by wireworld on 08/30/2013 - 07:21 pm
Tag: Projects

China is spending at least $100 billion on a power grid of 20 ultra high-voltage transmission lines meant to link power generation in western areas to load centers in the south and east.

The State Grid Corp. of China plans to build about 12,000 miles of ultra high-voltage transmission lines by 2017. Reuters reported that some analysts have priced the transmission grid project as high as $250 billion.

The company has built more than 2,800 miles of line, with another 3,900 miles under construction. China's National Development and Reform Commission has approved the remaining 5,400 miles of transmission line, according to the company.

State Grid Corp. of China wants to connect about 210 GW o ...

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BERK-TEK appoints RON LINDSAY as new ...

by wireworld on 08/29/2013 - 03:18 pm
Tags: Personnel, Product Release

A maker of network copper and fiber optic cable products, Berk-Tek has announced the appointment of Ron Lindsay as its new fiber optics product business manager.Lindsay, succeeding Mike Connaughton, who recently accepted a position as manager of the firm  s Data Center segment, is in charge of managing the fiber optic cable product line while being the interface between clients, internal sales teams, representatives, manufacturing and engineering. Lindsay served Sumitomo Electric for over 22 years with a variety of roles in product management, product development and applications engineering. He was most recently the director of engineering and quality assurance for Sumitomo Electric De ...

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Chinese Aluminum Wire and Cable Produ...

by wireworld on 08/29/2013 - 03:13 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Operating rates at aluminum wire and cable producers in China averaged 74.19% in July, 1.45 percentage points higher than June, according to a survey by Shanghai Metals Market (SMM). This is driven by an increase in raw material inventories and order books brought by growing investment in power grid construction.

Investment in power grid construction in China hit 28.7 billion yuan in July, up 4.1% year-on-year. YTD investment through July totaled 194.7 billion yuan, up 17.3% from a year ago. 3,095 kilometers of transmission line (≥220 KV) was constructed in July, down 6.6% year-on-year, compared with 23,586 kilometers through the first seven months, up 15.1% from a year earlier, data fr ...

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Nexans Wins EUR120M Contract From Sco...

by wireworld on 08/29/2013 - 02:57 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Nexans has been awarded a €120m contract by SSE, Scottish Hydro Electric,  to supply and install a subsea link between the Kintyre peninsula and the mainland coast in south-west Scotland.

The transmission upgrade, which is part of SSE’s wider plans to invest up to €6bn in its network between now and 2021, will release up to 150MW of additional grid capacity for renewable projects.

The French company will create a twin 230kV and 240MVA subsea cable link from a new substation on the peninsula. The project includes the supply and installation of two 41km three-core submarine cables along with six 5km single-core underground cables for the land element.

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Indonesia's Power Cable Industry May ...

by wireworld on 08/26/2013 - 09:43 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Indonesia may lose three-quarters of its power cable makers in the next two to three years as thin margins drive weaker players to accept buyouts, leaving a handful of larger companies to feed the fast-growing economy's electricity demand.

Cable industry revenues in Southeast Asia's biggest economy rose to around $2.5 billion last year, up 20 percent from a year earlier but still tiny compared with larger emerging market such as China or India.

Indonesia has earmarked $174 billion for infrastructure development over the next 12 years, and about 40 percent of that will go to building power and energy projects in the power-starved archipelago where nearly a quarter of the population lacks b ...

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GMP Slovakia Presents Drums for Cable

by wireworld on 08/23/2013 - 07:37 pm
Tag: Press Releases

GMP Slovakia is worldwide leader in the manufacturing of steel reels, drums and handling equipments for the wire and cable industry. The company is quality certificated according to the European DVN certification which guarantee excellent quality of the products. The range of products is very wide and includes many different models; reels for steel, copper and aluminium wire drawing and stranding process, drums for cable and rope in reinforced version for process and in lightweight version for transportation (which can be supplied disassembled to reduce transport costs). GMP Slovakia also supplies collapsible reels for coils production and all the necessary equipments to handle reels, drums ...

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Bongard Machinery Will Exhibit at wir...

by wireworld on 08/22/2013 - 07:12 pm
Tag: Press Releases

BONGARD, the well-known supplier of new and second-hand wire and cable machinery and equipment, will attend one of Asia’s leading trade shows: "wire Southeast Asia" in Bangkok, Thailand, September 17-19, 2013, booth G 21. At this industry show, BONGARD will inform current and future customers on all the latest developments and future trends in the wire and cable industry.Returning to Thailand for the 10th edition, wire Southeast ASIA is the most significant trade exhibition for Southeast Asia in the wire and cable market.  The show will be held at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok.

Tata Steel Eyes $ 70 bn Thai infrastr...

by wireworld on 08/22/2013 - 06:56 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Tata Steel Thailand, a major steel producer, reports it foresees a high demand for its products due to the country’s planned $ 70 billion investment in major infrastructure projects.

Tata Steel Thailand (TSTH) President Peeyush Gupta said if the ambitious infrastructure projects were approved, his company “will stand to gain as all these projects need steel and cement“.  “We will have two and a half years worth of extra demand being created over a period of seven years,” he announced.  Gupta said Thailand was a good market to make steel as domestic scrap was available.

“With the regional market growing, Tata rebar steel was selling well,&rdquo ...

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Integer Research Releases FREE Market...

by wireworld on 08/21/2013 - 03:30 pm
Tag: Press Releases

To celebrate the launch of 2nd Advanced Cable Asia Conference 2013 (26 – 28 November in Shanghai, China), leading wire and cable consultancy Integer Research is providing free market analysis on the developments in Asia’s market for advanced cable.

Request FREE market analysis on Asia growing market for Advanced Cable here

Whilst the global cable market saw one of its largest absolute declines for more than 30 years in 2009, the growth levels of the Chinese cable market have been impressive by historic standards. China is currently in the capital intensive phase of its development. As a result, its wire and cable industry is now the largest in the world in terms of production ...

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Japan Copper-Cable Shipments Rise to ...

by wireworld on 08/21/2013 - 12:50 am
Tags: Market Stats, Press Releases

Japan’s copper wire and cable shipments increased 3.8 percent in July from a year earlier to the highest level since November as demand from the construction and electric-machinery industries gained, an industry group reported.

Shipments totaled 61,800 metric tons last month, compared with 59,533 tons a year earlier, the Japanese Electric Wire & Cable Makers’ Association said today in a statement. Deliveries were 54,087 tons in June, down 5.6 percent from a year earlier.

Japan’s overall exports jumped by the most since 2010 in July, aiding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to drive an economic recovery even as rising energy costs boosted the trade deficit. The ...

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