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British Steel Announces £50 Million I...

by wireworld on 07/23/2018 - 08:39 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

British Steel has announced the biggest single investment in its manufacturing operations for a decade with a £50 million (€56 million euro) scheme to upgrade its wire rod business. 

The investment will significantly improve the quality and range of wire rod produced at the company’s headquarters in Scunthorpe, England, enabling it to grow in current markets and enter new ones­ – inside and outside the UK.

The new facility will allow for a wider range of sizes (up to 28mm) with tighter tolerances to be achieved, as well as allowing for improvements in surface condition and microstructural properties.

The expenditure is in addition to the £120 mil ...

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Hengtong Optic-Electric Sells Submari...

by wireworld on 07/18/2018 - 11:02 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Hengtong Optic-Electric is poised to provide submarine cable to a large offshore wind farm built by China Longyuan Power Group in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, which will further entrench Hengtong’s leading position in the submarine cable market.

Its subsidiary Jiangsu Hengtong HV Power Cable System recently received the winning bid award, per which it will supply 35kV submarine optic/electric composite cable and accessories for the 200 megawatt offshore wind farm in the waters off Dafeng district, Jiangsu, with the contract worth CNY98 million (USD14.65 million), the locally-based cable maker recently announced.

The winning bid will improve and consolidate the subsidiary&r ...

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NEC Announces Indian Subsea Cable

by wireworld on 07/13/2018 - 03:35 pm
Tag: Projects

NEC has been chosen to build out a subsea cable, this time between Chennai and the Indian islands of Andaman and Nicobar, after winning a contract from Indian government enterprise Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

Under the purchase order, NEC Technologies India will be responsible for designing, engineering, supplying, installing, testing, and implementing the telecommunications submarine cable system. Parent company NEC Corporation will manufacture the optical cable and assist with installation.

The 2,300km cable will land in Chennai, Rangat, Long Island, Havelock, Port Blair, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, and Great Nicobar, with capacity to carry 100Gbps optical waves.

"The ...

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Syska Enters Into The Wire, Cable Seg...

by wireworld on 07/13/2018 - 08:12 am
Tag: Projects

SYSKA Group, a home grown brand has entered the Wires and Cables segment in India after successfully bringing innovations in the LED Lighting, Mobile Accessories and Personal Care appliances market. The company has roped in Mr. Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for Wires and Cables business with campaigns to kick start on television screens very soon.

Under this segment, SYSKA will introduce Flame retardant and Flame retardant low smoke wires from size 0.75sq.mm. to 6.0sq.mm. in 90,180 and 300 meters coil length. The company plans to use its extensive network of 600 distributors and over 1.1 lakh retailers across country to push its cable business. To begin with, SYSKA will ente ...

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Ulstein Verft to Build Large Cable La...

by wireworld on 07/09/2018 - 11:40 am
Tag: Projects

Nexans Subsea Operations has announced a shipbuilding contract with Ulstein Verft on the construction of a large, DP3 cable laying vessel.

CEO Gunvor Ulstein, Ulstein Group, comments: “We are very pleased that Nexans, a solid and important player, chooses Ulstein to construct their new flag ship. We have a strong organization with long experience in delivering advanced vessels. The contract was won in tough, international competition. We look forward to a constructive and fruitful cooperation with Nexans in the years to come”.

The vessel will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing and repair and cable system protection and trenching. The ST ...

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Vocus Signs With Nokia for Pacific Ca...

by wireworld on 07/09/2018 - 01:05 pm
Tag: Projects

Vocus has signed an agreement with Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to roll out the Coral Sea Cable system that will connect Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solmon Islands.

The government announced last month it had awarded Vocus a $136.6 million contract to build the new cable system. Canberra’s support for the project is widely considered an effort to block Huawei from rolling out the cables.

The 4000-kilometre Coral Sea Cable system will land at Port Moresby, Honiara and Sydney.

Following completion — expected in late 2019 — PNG and the Solomon Islands will have 20 terabit per second connections to Australia.

Vocus is also delivering a domestic ...

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Swedish Wiring Harnesses Maker Rimast...

by wireworld on 07/05/2018 - 01:14 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Swedish wiring harnesses manufacturer Rimaster plans to open a factory in Paracin, in central Serbia, the CEO of the company, Tomas Staalnert, said.

The company will start producing next year in Paracin electric systems for a special vehicle used in the heavy industry, Staalnert said in a video file posted on the YouTube channel of Paracin city government. 

The company will hire 50 employees during the first phase of the development of the factory, and up to 350 during the second phase, the Paracin city government said in a separate statement.

Rimaster considers expanding the production facility further in the future, until its workforce reaches between 700 and 1,000 e ...

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AEP Texas Plans $65 Million In Upgrad...

by wireworld on 07/05/2018 - 01:11 pm
Tag: Projects

American Electric Power Texas plans to invest about $65 million on infrastructure projects in the San Angelo area.

The projects are meant to enhance local electric service reliability by rebuilding three 69-kilovolt transmission lines. The improvements would reduce transmission power outages and speed up the restoration of power when an outage happens.

Fred Hernandez, AEP Texas External Affairs manager, said the infrastructure improvements should help reduce issues caused by factors such as vehicle accidents and weather.

NKT To Bolster Norwegian Grid With Tw...

by wireworld on 07/03/2018 - 08:50 am
Tag: Projects

NKT has secured a turnkey contract for two HV cables in Norway that will support the integration of renewable energy in the country. 

The deal covers design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of two 145kV wires for the Mjosa project in the Hedmark and Oppland regions of Norway. 

The 35km of new cabling will upgrade the grid for the operator Eidsiva Nett.

NKT will manufacture the cables this year at its Karlskrona facility in Sweden, with project commissioning planned for 2019. 

Equinor Chooses Nexans Umbilical Tech...

by wireworld on 06/29/2018 - 07:20 am
Tag: Projects

The Snøhvit gas field in the Barents Sea is the largest ever industrial project in North Norway. It is now entering part two of its multi-phase development plan with Equinor and its partners investing over half a billion euros in the Askeladd development which will provide feedstock for the onshore LNG (liquified natural gas) plant at Melkøya in Hammerfest. To support the development, Equinor has awarded a major contract to Nexans to design, manufacture and supply a total of 42 kilometers of static infield and interfield umbilicals to control the subsea production systems.

The Askeladd development, at a water depth of about 250 meters, will supply 21 billion cubic metres of ga ...

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