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Nexans Connects Brazil to Cameroon in...

by wireworld on 09/18/2018 - 07:56 am
Tag: Projects

Latency, the tiny time delay when a data stream has to travel thousands of kilometers between computers on different continents, is regarded as the enemy of the digital economy. Even a delay of only a few milliseconds can make the difference between profit and loss for businesses dealing with financial transactions. To provide Africa and South America with a faster and more stable Internet connection, Nexans manufactured and successfully tested 6,000 km of submarine fiber optic cables for the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) project connecting Cameroon to Brazil.

Enabling digital economy in Africa and South America

Latency has been a cause of great frustration for IT businesses in Africa a ...

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Van Oord, Hellenic Get Cables Contrac...

by wireworld on 09/10/2018 - 07:43 am
Tag: Projects

Tennet Holding BV has awarded a consortium made up of Van Oord and Hellenic Cables the contract to deliver the cables for the 700-MW Hollandse Kust (South) Alpha offshore grid connection project in the Netherlands.  

The grid connection will link to the mainland the two wind farms that are currently under construction in the Hollandse Kust (South) wind farm zone in Dutch waters, transmission system operator (TSO) Tennet announced.

The team of Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV and Hellenic Cables SA will design, manufacture and install the 220-kV subsea and onshore cables for the project and connect them to the Maasvlakte high-voltage substation. The length of the link from the onshor ...

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Liwa Plastics Complex To Create 1,200...

by wireworld on 09/10/2018 - 07:39 am
Tag: Projects

A new industrial project in Liwa is expected to create up to 1,200 new jobs for talented workers in Oman, one of the companies involved in the project has said.The Liwa Industrial Plastics Complex (LPIC) is currently being set up in the town of Liwa—some 250km from the capital, Muscat—and a half-an-hour drive from the industrial city of Sohar, with the objective of reducing the country’s dependency on money earned from oil and gas exports.The plant will help Oman, for the first time, to produce polyethylene, the form of plastic that has the highest global demand.“It is anticipated that 150 technicians and 350 operators will be required to manage the new facilities, wh ...

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Prysmian, New Project Awarded For Sub...

by wireworld on 09/06/2018 - 08:50 am
Tag: Projects

Prysmian Group, has been awarded a new contract worth approximately €21 million by IPTO (Independent Power Transmission Operator), the Transmission System Operator of the Greek electricity system, for two interconnections between the Cyclades islands (Evia, Andros and Tinos), Greece.

The project involves the design, supply and installation, as well as the related land civil work of two turnkey High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) cable systems designed to transmit a power of 200 MVA and consisting of 150 kV three core cables with XLPE insulation and double wire armouring and associated fibre optic cable system along a total route of over 18 km (16,5 km submarine and 2 km land) for t ...

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Corning To Build $60M Cable Plant In ...

by wireworld on 09/05/2018 - 07:29 am
Tag: Projects

Corning Inc. has signed up to be the first tenant in a new business park being built in southeast Hickory. The company and local officials announced plans for a $60 million plant to make cable for its Optical Communications division, creating up to 110 jobs.

City and Catawba County officials say the plant will be built on 27 acres at Trivium Corporate Center, between Robinwood and Startown roads. Local officials had been referring to the plan as "Project Wave" during negotiations with Corning.

The announcement came after the Hickory City Council and Catawba County Commission approved a series of incentives at a special joint meeting.  Those incentives include giving Corning the land, ...

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STEELASIA Manufacturing Corp. Reports...

by wireworld on 09/04/2018 - 09:23 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

STEELASIA Manufacturing Corp. reported its output of steel bars jumped 11% year-on-year to over a million metric tons (MT) in the first half of 2018 from it's six operating plants, citing strong demand from the public and private sectors.

“We are fortunate to be able to ride on the current infrastructure boom. With sustained economic growth, we believe that SteelAsia along with the whole steel industry will also continue to grow and serve more customers,” said SteelAsia Chairman and CEO Benjamin O. Yao in the statement.

In the next five years, SteelAsia will be investing P100 billion to more than double its capacity through more upstream facilities and establish three new integ ...

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Prysmian Aawarded Over €220M In New C...

by wireworld on 08/31/2018 - 10:14 am
Tag: Projects

Prysmian Group, has secured three important projects to provide new cable connections for offshore wind farms in France.

Eolien Maritime France (a joint venture between the French company EDF Energies Nouvelles and the Canadian company Enbridge) awards Prysmian with the design, supply and installation of inter array cables for the two offshore wind farms, Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer owned by EMF and wpd offshore, located off the North France coast. The contracts worth over €200 million are expected to proceed in early autumn for these two prestigious wind farms.

A third project, for the Saint Nazaire wind farm also owned by Eolien Maritime France, with a value for Prysmian i ...

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Alcatel, Nexans To Supply Castberg Re...

by wireworld on 08/27/2018 - 07:42 am
Tag: Projects

Alcatel Submarine Networks will provide permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) for Equinor’s Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea.

In turn, Alcatel has signed a letter of intent with Nexans Norway to supply subsea cable.

The award is an option that Equinor awarded in a framework agreement on PRM with Alcatel when signing an earlier contract this year for the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

PRM project management on the two fields will be shared, leading to both synergies and savings, Equinor said, adding that these are the first fields in the world to install this tool before the start of production.

Nexans Norway will manufacture the backbone cable network and inter-stat ...

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Appalachian Power Plans $60 Million I...

by wireworld on 08/22/2018 - 10:06 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Appalachian Power Company has announced a $60 million modernization project in Jackson and Mason counties.

In a news release, the utility says it will upgrade about 30 miles of aging infrastructure across the region in an effort “to help reduce the likelihood of extended power outages.”

The work is expected to start in the fall of 2019 and take about two years to complete.

“The transmission line rebuild starts in Ripley and travels north for approximately 10 miles towards Ravenswood,” the utility says on its website. “Study segments then head west for about eight miles towards the Jackson County Maritime & Industrial Center. From there, study segments tur ...

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Prysmian Signs Agreement With Chinese...

by wireworld on 08/22/2018 - 07:23 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Prysmian Group, has signed an agreement with the Chinese contractor Talesun (acting on behalf of Shanghai Electric, main contractor for the project) for the supply of cables, accessories, monitoring systems and services and project supervision (Key Operations Management) for the Cauchari Solar Park in Argentina.

The project consists in a 315 MW photovoltaic plant, located in the Jujuy Province, close to the North-West border with Chile, at 4,100 m altitude in one of the areas with the greatest solar resource in the world. The solar park will be able to generate a monthly average of 55,073 MWh, which will be conveyed to the 345 kV line that links the Chilean town of Andes with the town of Co ...

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