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Rock Island Clean Line Closer to Star...

by wireworld on 07/02/2012 - 06:49 pm
Tag: Projects

If state regulators approve it, and rights-of-way can be agreed on, Iowa may see the Rock Island Clean Line being built over the next few years. It's a high-voltage transmission line to transport 3,500 megawatts of renewable energy from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota to Illinois and other states farther east.

 

At the Center for Rural Affairs, energy policy advocate Johnathan Hladik says that, if the line is built it will mean thousands of jobs for this part of the country.

 

"A small firm in Illinois is providing all the cable for the actual transmission line and that's going to be almost 1,500 jobs, right there. But here in Iowa, we're going to have an estimated ...

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Kenya to Expand Fibre-optic Infrastru...

by wireworld on 07/02/2012 - 05:01 pm
Tag: Projects

China has agreed to loan Kenya $71 million (6 billion shillings) for the construction of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) and e-government expansion projects, Kenya's Capital News FM reported.

 

 

Joseph Kinyua, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance, told the paper that the two governments have been drafting the terms of the agreement and intend to complete and sign them by the end of July.

 

 

The proposed project will link the local area networks of 36 administrative districts in Kenya to the national fibre-optic cable, enhancing the quality of internet services. "Once this is completed, the project will also provide a safer, more ...

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Feng Hsin Cuts Steel Bar and Wire Rod...

by wireworld on 07/02/2012 - 04:53 pm
Tags: Market Stats, Press Releases

Feng Hsin, one of the major steel long product producers in Taiwan, has announced to cut its base prices of steel bar and wire rod by TWD 1,000 per tonne for July 2012 shipment.

 

Meanwhile, this is the first time that the company cut the prices since 2012. After the price announcement, the company's latest prices of 1008A wire rod are at TWD 23,800 per tonne; that of 45C straight bar with diameters of 13mm to 100mm is at TWD 24,200 per tonne and that of 45C straight bar with diameters of 103mm to 150mm is at TWD 23,700 per tonne and that of A36 straight bar with diameter of 51mm to 72mm is at TWD 23,100 per tonne.

 

Feng Hsin stated that it decided to cut the prices of steel b ...

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Habia Cable Secures New Nuclear Contr...

by wireworld on 06/30/2012 - 06:56 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Habia Cable, the Swedish high-end cable manufacturer, is maintaining its leading position in the Korean nuclear market with another new contract. The company recently signed a contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) to supply nuclear safety grade cables to the new Shin-Ulchin 1&2 (APR 1400) nuclear power plants on the Korean east coast. Deliveries are planned to take place through an 18-month period starting 2014.

 

Habiatron Q class cables have been installed in all new nuclear power plants built in Korea since the construction of Younggwang 5&6 in the late 1990s, a total of approximately ten installations.  

 

Habia CEO, Carl Modigh, comments: ...

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