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Wire Rope-maker Usha Martin Feels Hea...

by wireworld on 03/29/2015 - 05:22 pm
Tag: Press Releases

The recent acquisition of the Binda and Sasai coal block in Jharkhand will ensure availability of fuel to wire rope maker Usha Martin. But on the flipside, the higher cost of fuel will add further pressure on the company’s stretched balance-sheet.

Usha Nartin clinched the partly developed Binda and Sasai asset at an aggressive bid of 1,804 crore  for every tonne of coal to be produced. The asset is expected to be operational in the next two years. Till then, the company has to survive on open market purchase of the fuel.

Squeezed margins

Usha Martin was previously allocated two assets (Kathautia and Lohri) through the now-scraped captive dispensation policy. Of the two, Katha ...

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Elia selects Nexans’ Proven Cable Exp...

by wireworld on 03/25/2015 - 09:59 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Elia, the Belgian Transmission System Operator (TSO), will rely on Nexans extra-high voltage cable systems for the major Stevin project to reinforce Belgium’s high voltage power grid. The project will require Nexans to manufacture, supply and install around 60 km of 380 kV extra-high voltage cable, as well as supplying accessories and on-site services.

Elia, a key player in the energy market and in the interconnected electricity system at European level, is developing the 380 kV Stevin project to strengthen Belgium’s high-voltage grid. The construction of this major 3,000 megawatt (MW) capacity power link is essential for the supply of electricity to Belgium and for its coastal ...

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Leoni acquires site for its “Factory ...

by wireworld on 03/24/2015 - 03:26 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, has acquired a site in the industrial area of Roth near Nuremberg. This is another important step towards realising the Factory of the Future. The cables specialist plans to leave its current site in the centre of Roth and to move to the outskirts – a clear commitment to this location in Franconia and to the Company's roots. With this project, for which staff members in Roth are also devoting their input, Leoni is, furthermore, making a contribution to safeguarding and future creation of jobs.

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Given that the rich-in-tradition production site on Stie ...

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Leggett & Platt® Earns Made In USA Ce...

by wireworld on 03/23/2015 - 05:37 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Leggett & Platt® reported that the steel used in its innersprings has earned 100% Made in USA Certified® status.“For more than 130 years, people have trusted Leggett & Platt innersprings for comfort and support. We’re proud to continue showing our commitment to quality, while supporting American families, jobs and the economy,” said Eric Rhea, President of the Bedding Group at Leggett & Platt. To designate the steel as Made in USA Certified, the leading third-party verifier of Country of Origin claims traced raw materials back to their sources and examined the entire supply chain. Leggett & Platt’s steel originates in its mill in Sterling, Ill ...

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ArcelorMittal Set to invest EUR 88 Mi...

by wireworld on 03/23/2015 - 05:32 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

For the world's largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal, its sites in Germany remain very important. More than seven million tonnes of steel are produced in the group's four German plants in Bremen, Duisburg, Eisenhuttenstadt and Hamburg – this is about 20% of the group’s European crude steel production. Following investments of EUR 630 million made over the past five years, the group continues investing in the Federal Republic this year. Around EUR 88 million euros will be spent on modernising and increasing the competitiveness of the group’s production sites in Germany. Mr Frank Schulz, CEO of ArcelorMittal Germany Holding, said that "Germany is a good location for the prod ...

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Rosendahl Nextrom Opens New Technolog...

by wireworld on 03/21/2015 - 03:07 pm
Tag: Press Releases

The world's fastest secondary coating line. This came true when the two brands Rosendahl and Nextrom launched its new generation of loose tube lines, which is not only small in footprint but also the first to crack the 1000-meters-per-minute mark. But it didn‘t come without its share of investment.

Rosendahl and Nextrom have placed a good share to bring the high speed production line to market, but the line itself isn't the only major investment Rosendahl Nextrom has made. The company also invested in its production facilty in Pischelsdorf, Austria. Besides the three already established Technology Centers – one laboratory for cable production, one for Battery Machine manufacture ...

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AWCMA/VOEDKM Participation At Wire RU...

by wireworld on 03/21/2015 - 02:50 pm
Tag: Wire Russia

With 20 member companies and since 1988 under the lead of Dr. Kurt G. EDER, the Austrian association, despite the presently difficult economic situation in Russia, will be present at "Wire RUSSIA 2015“ with 12 exhibitors in an attractive “AUSTRIAN PAVILLION“ in the Pavilion Forum, jointly organised by the AWCMA and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (“Advantage Austria”).

The following AWCMA-enterprises will display their leading products and technologies for the C.I.S. wire- and cable industry there :

DUNST - EBNER - EDER - E.V.G–ISOVOLTA - M.A.G. - MALI - MEDEK&SCHOERNER – ROSENDAHL + NEXTROM -VOEST ALPINE - AWCMA/VOEDKM and PENGG

At the ...

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Fort Wayne Wire Die To Showcase Wire ...

by wireworld on 03/21/2015 - 02:25 pm
Tag: Interwire

Wire manufacturers looking for solutions to maximize profitability and remain competitive in the current global economy are encouraged to visit the Fort Wayne Wire Die (FWWD) stand 1532 at the upcoming INTERWIRE 2015.

Along with showcasing its full line of diamond wire drawing dies, FWWD will have personnel on hand to provide details about the company’s unique die-inventory management programs, x-ray orientation for single crystal diamond dies and superior surface finish on polycrystalline diamond dies. Actually on display in the booth will be FWWD’s complete product line, including:

- Wire drawing dies—single crystal diamond, Poly-Di® polycrystalline, Dual-DrawTM a ...

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wire and tube Düsseldorf 2016 Dates Set

by wireworld on 03/21/2015 - 02:16 pm
Tag: Wire Dusseldorf

The next concurrent staging of wire Düsseldorf, International Wire and  Cable Trade Fair, and Tube Düsseldorf, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, will take place from April 4 - 8, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Over 2,500 exhibitors will showcase the most up-to-date technologies from the wire, cable, tube and pipe processing industries.

At wire 2016, an expected 1,300 exhibitors from 50 countries will present their latest innovations in the following categories: wire manufacturing and finishing machinery, process technology tools and auxiliary process technology materials as well as materials, special wires and cables,& ...

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ABB wins $900 Million Order to Connec...

by wireworld on 03/19/2015 - 09:42 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

ABB has won orders worth around $900 million from a consortium comprising leading utilities Statnett and TenneT as well as promotional bank KfW to supply on-shore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations and the cable system in the German sector that will facilitate the first ever interconnection between the Norwegian and German power grids. The link will be 623 kilometers (km) long, making it the longest HVDC connection in Europe. It is scheduled to go into commercial operation in 2020. The contract also includes a five-year service agreement.

“We are very pleased to be working with TenneT and Statnett on another landmark project that will support the integration of the ...

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