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Furukawa Plans To Double Fibre Produc...

by wireworld on 09/28/2017 - 10:21 pm
Tag: Projects

Demand for optical fibre is creating a worldwide shortage with manufacturers scrambling to bring more production capacity on line.  The latest comes from Furukawa Electric, which plans to nearly double its 2016 optical fibre manufacturing capacity by 2019 and to increase its optical cable manufacturing capacity through the operations of OFS, its wholly owned subsidiary.

Between 2014 and 2016, Furukawa Electric increased its global fibre production capacity by 20 per cent and expected to achieve another capacity increase of 20 per cent by 2018. However, to meet the increasing global demand for optical fibre and optical fibre cable, the Furukawa Electric board has approved $150 million a ...

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ABB And Northvolt Partner For Europe’...

by wireworld on 09/28/2017 - 10:17 pm
Tag: Projects

ABB and Northvolt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership, including products and services for Northvolt’s state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and R&D activities. ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) will support the initial phase of this project through an early investment.

Northvolt is going to build Europe’s largest and most advanced lithium-ion battery factory in Sweden. Supported by ABB’s industrial automation expertise, integrating robotics, machine and factory automation, electrification and ABB AbilityTM, ABB’s unified, cross-industry ...

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Guill Announces New 800 Series Hybrid...

by wireworld on 09/27/2017 - 11:54 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Product Release

Guill announces the introduction of a new version of its popular 800 series, known as 800 Series Hybrid. In some extrusion applications that utilize crossheads and inlines, layers of the exact same material are applied multiple times, using a single die. This method is used to reduce the propensity for errors caused by gels breaking through a thin wall, weld lines, inconsistent wall thickness, plus material and process variations. Additional errors include difficult-to-process materials and demanding applications where there is zero fault tolerance.

Seeking to design the next generation multi-layer die to overcome these challenges, the engineers at Guill looked for a way to incorporate this ...

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Nexans’ Subsea Cable to Bring a Boost...

by wireworld on 09/27/2017 - 11:50 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Nexans will manufacture and deliver 250 kilometers of subsea fiber-optic cable to Huawei Marine as prime turnkey supplier for the construction and deployment of the SEAX-1 project. The project will connect Malaysia and Indonesia, providing the population of the region with high-speed robust connectivity.

In the always-on hyper-connected world it is easy to forget how heavily the world economy depends on submarine cables. Estimates show that 99 percent of all intercontinental trade and a major volume of international web traffic are carried via subsea connections. Yet the ever-growing demand for internet services is placing major bandwidth pressure on existing subsea infrastructure. In the f ...

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Top Russian Tire Maker Grants Strateg...

by wireworld on 09/25/2017 - 07:46 pm
Tag: Press Releases

The Belarusian steel mill BMZ has been granted the strategic supplier status by the top Russian tire manufacturer Cordiant, announced by BMZ Press Secretary Alexander Olesik.

The strategic supplier status confirms not only the high quality of BMZ products. It also confirms the Belarusian company's constant readiness to work with consumers using systemic integration principles and pursuing a coordinated business policy through reliance on the already available technology.

In H1 2017 BMZ exported steel wire cord and wire to 27 countries. In November 2017 the company will celebrate the 30th anniversary since wire manufacturing began in Belarus. Since the company's steel wire manufacturing fac ...

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CommScope Opens New Advanced Technolo...

by wireworld on 09/25/2017 - 07:43 pm
Tag: Press Releases

CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has opened a new advanced manufacturing technology centre at its Kessel Lo, Belgium site. The centre will showcase a newly formed partnership with Yaskawa, the world’s largest robot supplier, to determine the feasibility of adding robot technology and greater automation to manufacturing processes.

The new Advanced Manufacturing Technology centre enables CommScope to develop automated manufacturing competencies and technology in a laboratory setting through cross-functional collaboration and partnerships with universities, knowledge partners and suppliers. The goal is to kick-start the design of new pro ...

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NKT is Preferred Supplier for Triton ...

by wireworld on 09/25/2017 - 07:41 pm
Tag: Projects

NKT has signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for delivery and installation of export and array cable systems to the prospective offshore wind farm project Triton Knoll. 

The project is being developed as a joint venture by innogy (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with innogy managing the project. The PSA is signed in a consortium with Boskalis’ subsidiary VBMS.

A PSA is a key step towards a final order which is conditional upon final negotiation of the EPC contract and the project’s owners, innogy and Statkraft, making a final investment decision for the offshore wind farm. That decision is expected Mid-2018.

The Triton Knoll project comprises the manufacture of approx. 100 k ...

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ABB Will Deliver 117 Electric Vehicle...

by wireworld on 09/25/2017 - 07:37 pm
Tag: Press Releases

ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company announced.

Power utilities such as EnBW, tech start-ups and oil majors are vying to become dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations.

These are now increasingly being installed on Europe’s motorways to accommodate a new generation of electric vehicles from makers such as Tesla, Porsche and BMW with long range batteries.

ABB, which has delivered more than 5,000 networked charging systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles worldwide, said this latest EnBW order follows a previous order from the utility for 68 of them last year.

They are due to ...

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Cable Maker Prysmian Group Invests $6...

by wireworld on 09/23/2017 - 04:59 am
Tag: Projects

Italy-based telecom and power cable manufacturer Prysmian Group is expanding its plant in Prescott, Ont.

The company plans to invest a total of nearly $6.2 million in the project.

The work includes upgrades at Prysmian’s Prescott facility—south of Ottawa and a stone’s throw from the U.S. border—that will boost the site’s productivity and increase its capacity. The project will also add 15 new jobs at the plant, which currently has 197 on payroll.

Prysmian will contribute approximately $5.5 million to the project, while the provincial government will invest another $616,600 through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund.

The company expects to complete the upgr ...

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AEP Units Spending $50 Million On Ohi...

by wireworld on 09/22/2017 - 09:38 pm
Tag: Projects

American Electric Power’s AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Co. have said that they will invest about $50 million on the Pickaway-Madison Area Improvements project that is designed to bring an additional power source to the Pickaway and Madison counties area and modernize the electric transmission infrastructure.

According to the statement, the project consists of two phases, with the first phase involving building about seven miles of 69-kV line to provide another source of power and improve reliability in the area, and the second phase involving rebuilding about 26 miles of 69-kV transmission line to modernize the transmission infrastructure to provide more reliable power to local ...

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