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by wireworld on 11/27/2012 - 05:07 pm

The International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc. (IWCS) hosted the 61st International Wire ∙Connectivity Symposium earlier this month in Providence, RI. The event drew 1125 registrants, representing a 10% increase in attendance over the past few years. With more than 100 exhibitors, and a shortened exhibition schedule, attendees were kept very busy with a program of over 120 technical presentations, and visits to the exhibitors.


According to IWCS CEO, John Barteld, “this year’s event was so rich in content that the Technical Symposium had to be scheduled for an additional half day.” “Even with the extended Symposium, attendance in the sessions was strong ...

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Prysmian Completes The Acquisition of...

by wireworld on 11/23/2012 - 07:26 pm
Tags: Acquisitions, Press Releases

The Prysmian Group announces that, further to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent provided in the sale and purchase agreement entered this fall, the acquisition of the entire share capital of Global Marine Systems Energy Limited has been completed.



GME is active in the installation of submarine power cables and systems. With estimated turnover of approximately €75 million in 2012, GME has a new cable-laying ship among its strategic assets and offers high value-added services for the installation of submarine power connections, ranging from project management, to cable laying, jointing and protection. GME has particular expertise in offshore wind farm connectio ...

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ABB Wins Orders Worth $170 million in...

by wireworld on 11/20/2012 - 05:24 pm
Tag: Projects

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $170 million to execute substation projects for the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the country’s national power transmission and distribution operator. The orders were booked in the third quarter.



ABB will design, supply, install and commission a substation to help meet the increased demand for electricity in and round the central pilgrimage area of Makkah. The substation, which deploys ABB’s compact and robust gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) technology, will be housed in a multistoried building located in a populous and congested area. GIS substations have a considerably smalle ...

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JDR Cables Lands Deal For Seven Miles...

by wireworld on 11/20/2012 - 04:47 pm
Tag: Press Releases

A CABLE firm has won a major contract – on the same day it announced a 75 per cent increase in turnover.



Hartlepool company JDR Cables has clinched a deal with a firm called Swiber Offshore.  It will provide cable for the Champion oilfield in Brunei.



JDR will manufacture the cables needed to redevelop the field as an oil recovery programme.  The project will be handled by JDR’s existing 150-strong workforce.  The agreement will see JDR provide 10 custom-designed umbilical cables of about seven miles in length to be used in water depths of up to 100ft.



Paul Gahm, vice president of sales and marketing at JDR, said: ...

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