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New $123MM Transmission Line to Deliv...

by wirelinks on 12/21/2012 - 12:38 am
Tag: Projects

Germany hopes an electricity line will help supply the country with enough energy as it begins to phase out nuclear power. The $123 million transmission and distribution line will transmit renewable energy about 55 miles from north Germany to the south, Bloomberg reported.

 

 

The line will make distributing electricity generated by wind farms in the north of the country more efficient, the article stated. It began operating December 18.

 

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in 2011 the country would begin replacing nuclear power with more fossil fuel-fired plants and renewable energy. To transport this new energy to areas that need it, she said "thousands o ...

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Kobe Steel's Steel Wire Company in Ch...

by wirelinks on 12/19/2012 - 06:39 pm
Tag: Press Release

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that Shinko Wire Company, Ltd. and Suncall Corporation will take equity stakes in its 100-percent owned steel wire company in China, Kobelco Spring Wire (Foshan) Co., Ltd. (or KSW).

 

 

The equity stakes will enable Kobe Wire and Suncall - two of the top-level companies in the industry in terms of manufacturing technology, production management and customer support - to participate in KSW's business operation.

 

 

The two companies will bolster KSW's manufacturing technology for the secondary processing of steel wire rod and strengthen the supply system for its product, high-quality steel wire.

 

 

Kobe Steel's subsidiary Kob ...

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Delco Wire and Cable Acquired by IEWC...

by wirelinks on 12/19/2012 - 06:29 pm
Tag: Acquisitions

IEWC Canada, a global distributor of wire, cable and wire management products has finalized an asset sale agreement to acquire its competitor Delco Wire and Cable Ltd., Concord ON. Founded in 1974, Delco is a UL and CSA certified stocking distributor of wire, cable and provider of specialty services.

 

 

Delco Wire emerged as one of the industry leaders in the development and marketing of high-end digital audio and video cable. With a diverse group of product specialists and locations in Toronto, Tampa and Calgary, Delco has provided a consistently high level of service and reliable products to its customers for more than 38 years. Delco's Roger Caynor will join IEWC as vice-pre ...

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Cavotec Secures Three Significant Ord...

by wirelinks on 12/19/2012 - 06:19 pm
Tag: Projects

Global engineering group, Cavotec, has won three significant orders for motorised cable reel technologies for installation on ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes at DP World's new container terminal at Jebel Ali Port in the United Arab Emirates.

 

 

"Achieved through close cooperation between Cavotec Middle East and Cavotec China, as well as our long-standing OEM customers, ZPMC and Trans Gulf Port Cranes (TGPC), and DP World, these substantial orders are an example of our proven track record in handling complex international projects," says Cavotec CEO, Ottonel Popesco.

 

 

ZPMC, the world's largest port equipment manufacturer, and TGPC, ...

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At IWCS Conference 2012 Windak Inc Pr...

by wirelinks on 12/16/2012 - 05:37 pm
Tag: IWCS

At IWCS Conference 2012 Windak Inc presented its latest information on products such as NEW Spool Winder 6 - 14 andAutomatic Reeler AR24.

 

 

New Spool Winder 6- 14 is a Fully automatic, in or off line, packaging and palletizing of wire, cable and other flexible products onto spools from 165mm (6.5”) to 360mm ( 14’’) in overall diameter. Spools are automatically loaded and unloaded into/from the spooling head. Outer ends are secured with stretch wrap. All operational parameters and mechanical settings are recipe controlled in order to reduce time between product and spool changeovers. Output of the new spooler is 3 spools per minute!

 

 

The Auto R ...

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Nexans Umbilicals for Statoil’s Norwe...

by wirelinks on 12/12/2012 - 09:39 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has been awarded a 45 million Euro contract by Statoil to supply static and dynamic umbilicals for three fast-track projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf - the Oseberg Delta field (North Sea), the Snøhvit gas field (Barents Sea) and the Smørbukk Sør (Norwegian Sea).

 

 

Nexans’ specialized facility in Halden, Norway will manufacture a total of around 42 km of static and dynamic umbilicals to Statoil’s new standardized umbilical design which has been developed to provide a consistent and cost-efficient solution for fast-track projects, such as tie-ins to existing infrastructure, as well as ot ...

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Lear Corporation to Construct Automot...

by wirelinks on 12/12/2012 - 09:20 pm
Tag: Press Release

Lear Corporation has announced its new automotive wiring plant is scheduled to open in 2013 in Morocco's Amer Saflia area and create approximately 700 jobs, expected to increase significantly over upcoming years based on the projected growth in Lear's Electrical Power Management Systems business.

 

 

Lear currently operates three plants in Morocco, including two in Tangier for electrical wiring systems and automotive seating and one in Rabat, supplying industry-leading electronics such as battery chargers and gateway modules to European automakers including BMW, Renault and Volkswagen.

 

 

"Lear is proud to plan the opening of another world-class automotive ele ...

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ABB Wins $ 170 Million Contract for W...

by wirelinks on 12/12/2012 - 05:44 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a contract worth 170 million from Subsea 7, to build a power link between a new oil and gas field being developed by Total E&P Norge AS in the North Sea and the Norwegian power grid.

 

 

The Martin Linge (formerly known as Hild) field lies at a depth of 115 meters and has been identified among the oil and gas fields with highest potential reserves in the North Sea. The field will receive its electricity feed through the world's longest subsea AC link -- a 162 kilometer long high-voltage submarine power cable that will lie 370 meters below sea level, at its deepest point.

 

 

"This electricity cable ...

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North American Group Stand at Wire Ru...

by wirelinks on 12/12/2012 - 05:21 pm
Tag: Wire Russia

The next staging of wire Russia, The International Wire and Cable Trade Fair in Russia, will take place from June 25 - 28, 2013 at the ZAO Expocentr in Moscow.  A special feature at wire Russia 2013 will be the North American group stand, organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America and supported by the Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association (WCISA).  This group stand provides a cost-effective means for companies to enter into or to expand their business in the lucrative Russian marketplace. Please contact Messe Düsseldorf North America at (312) 781-5180 to reserve exhibit space within the North American group stand.

 

The Russian Market has been very strong ...

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Plugs and Adaptors Distribution Agree...

by wirelinks on 12/12/2012 - 05:09 pm
Tag: Press Release

South African power cable manufacturer Aberdare Cables, a Powertech company within the JSE-listed Altron group, has entered into an agreement with Jasco to package and supply the Snapper product range to distributors throughout South Africa.

 

 

These products include three-pin electrical plugs and adapters and are manufactured by Jasco. The distribution agreement also covers multiplugs and extensions comprising of a three pin plug with a three, five or 10 metre power cable and a double plug socket.

 

 

A widely recognised brand, the Snapper range of three-pin plugs and adapters is available in a choice of colours, including blue, orange, yellow, white and clear. T ...

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