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Sterlite Power Targeting $4 Billion I...

by wireworld on 05/21/2018 - 08:31 am
Tag: Projects

Sterlite Power, which won orders to build power transmission lines in Brazil last year, is mulling an investment of USD 4 billion in energy projects in Brazil by 2022.

Looking for better returns and a wide range of opportunities for investments in Brazil, Sterlite Power's idea is to grow rapidly in the country and establish its headquarters in Sao Paulo as a base for future expansion.

"We are already committed to USD 1 billion (in projects), and we are open to expanding this three or four times over the next three or four years," Sterlite Group CEO Pratik Agarwal said in a statement.

Sterlite caught the attention of the Brazilian energy industry in its first bid in April last year to take ...

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Nexans Makes Final Cable Delivery to ...

by wireworld on 05/18/2018 - 08:42 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Nexans has completed a six-year project to design, manufacture, supply and install approximately 100 km of subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable and accessories for Nalcor Energy’s Strait of Belle Isle Marine Cable Crossing in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The project, which now connects Labrador with the island of Newfoundland, reached its conclusion when Nexans delivered the final 2.3 km length of cable that will provide a spare ready for use.

A masterwork of engineering and installation

The 350 kV HVDC cables used for the project are based on Nexans’ well-proven mass-impregnated design. They include three lengths of submarine cables with an integrated fiber-o ...

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Accord Signed For Construction Of 878...

by wireworld on 05/16/2018 - 09:50 am
Tag: Projects

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi witnessed signing of agreements between Power Division of Pakistan and State Grid Corporation of China, for construction of 878 kilometres 600 KV HVDC  Bipole Transmission Line from Matiari to Lahore.

Under the agreements, which are part of the Pakistan China Economic Corridor, two Convertor Stations with AC Switching Stations at Matiari and Lahore;  two Electrode Stations at Matiari & Lahore each and three Repeater Stations along the route of the line will also be constructed.

During the briefing about the agreements, the prime minister was informed that with the launching of “China Pakistan Economic Corridor” energy portfolio, ...

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Posco Steel Plates To Go Into World’s...

by wireworld on 05/15/2018 - 09:10 am
Tag: Projects

South Korea’s largest steel maker Posco will supply 35,000 tons of thick steel plates for what would be the world’s longest suspension bridge in Turkey, the company announced. According to Posco, it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Cimtas Steel, the biggest steel structure engineering company in Turkey, to supply 35,000 tons of thick steel plates for the so-called Canakkale 1915 project that is constructing a 3.7-km-long suspension bridge over the Dardanelles Strait in the Canakkale province of Turkey. The company did not disclose the financial terms. A total of 85,000 tons of thick steel plates and 41,000 tons of wire rods will be used for the bridge that is estimat ...

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Ducab JV Energises First 400kV Cable ...

by wireworld on 05/14/2018 - 09:38 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Ducab, a global leader in the manufacture of copper and aluminium wire and cable products, said its joint venture firm Ducab HV has successfully completed a 400kV cable circuit for an Abu Dhabi project two months ahead of schedule. The project for the Taweelah B Power station in Abu Dhabi owned by Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) is the first 400kV circuit to enter service using cables manufactured in the GCC, another milestone set by the Ducab Group, said a statement from the Emirati company. The circuit is a critical component helping Tapco provide a secure electricity supply for the emirates, it stated. Dale Huntington, the managing director at Tapco, said: "One of the key reasons we ...

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Bekaert to Expand Van Buren Wire Plan...

by wireworld on 05/03/2018 - 06:39 am
Tag: Projects

Bekaert plans to expand its wire production plant in Van Buren, adding about 40 new jobs. The $16 million expansion, 100,000-square-foot expansion is expected to begin next week.

“This is fantastic news for Van Buren and the entire region,” Terry Carson, president of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce stated. “Job retention and expansion is key to economic development.”   Carson also noted that Bekaert has been a “great corporate citizen.”

Members of the Van Buren City Council on Monday night paved the way for the construction project by unanimously approving industrial revenue bonds for the project. Of the $16 million planned for the expansion, $6 m ...

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Virginia Transmission Company, Inc., ...

by wireworld on 05/03/2018 - 06:34 am
Tag: Projects

Virginia Transmission Company, Inc., have announced plans to upgrade the electric transmission system in Jackson and Mason counties.

The Ravenswood Area Improvements Project is a $60 million investment that includes rebuilding approximately 30 miles of 69-kilvolt transmission line and upgrading associated facilities to ensure continued reliable electric service for customers.

According to Appalachian Power, the project will replace 1950s vintage structures with modern and robust equipment in the Ravenswood, Ripley, Cottageville and Letart areas. Improvements will reduce the likelihood of extended outages to customers and decrease restoration times when outages do occur.

“Appalachian ...

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LS Builds Winding Wire Plant in Serbi...

by wireworld on 05/01/2018 - 02:56 am
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LS Group is setting up a production operation in Serbia to tap the European winding wire market. Winding wire is a copper or aluminum wire coated with a layer of insulation.

Superior Essex, the U.S. cable making company of LG Group, broke ground for a project to build a winding wire plant in Zrehanin, about 90 km north of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, on March 16. The project calls for investing 18.5 million euros (25 billion won) to build a winding wire plant covering 14,000 sq. meters in floor space on a lot of 40,000 sq. meters. Additional investments will be studied, they said. 

SPX plans to secure 42 production lines capable of producing 12,000 tons of winding wire yearly by t ...

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Nexans To Supply Umbilicals And Acces...

by wireworld on 04/30/2018 - 05:24 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

The United States is expected to account for up to 80 percent of the increase in global oil supply to 2025. This growth is driving the development of new fields far offshore in ever greater water depths. One of the leading oil & gas producers in the region, BP has selected Nexans to supply umbilicals for the second stage development of the Mad Dog offshore field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Nexans static and dynamic umbilicals and accessories will be installed in depths over 2,000 meters

The Mad Dog 2 project is a deep-water oil and gas production development located in the Southern Green Canyon area of Gulf of Mexico, approximately 320 km (200 miles) south of New Orleans, Louisiana. BP disc ...

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Giant Wind Project In Oklahoma Rampin...

by wireworld on 04/30/2018 - 05:20 am
Tag: Projects

American Electric Power’s bid to develop a massive wind farm in Oklahoma has gotten a vote of confidence from some of the biggest consumers of power in that state.

The Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers, a group that represents large users of electricity, has struck a deal with AEP for a $4.5 billion project planned for the Oklahoma panhandle called Wind Catcher.

Walmart, another big user of electricity there that is working to increase use of renewable power, also is a party to the agreement.

AEP announced plans for the project last summer. It would be one of the nation’s largest wind farms, providing power in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. As part of the project, ...

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