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wire & Tube China 2012 Begins with Hu...

by wirelinks on 09/26/2012 - 10:15 am
Tag: Wire China

Wire China 2012 has arrived with a slurry of activity.  Thousands of visitors swelled the entrance to Wire & Tube China and embarked on a 5 Hall Journey to visit suppliers and manufacturers to the wire & cable industry. 

 

 

wire & Tube China 2012 has started with a much greater demand for booths than expected.  All booths have been sold out and an overall remarkable growth seen by the size of the overall exhibit space: the duo exhibitions will occupy 7.5 halls, covering a total of 86,500 square meters (increase by 16% compared to last edition).

 

 

Nearly 1,400 exhibitors are presenting their latest innovations at the show. 4.5 halls with ...

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Indian Firm Invests $55m In Ethiopian...

by wirelinks on 09/26/2012 - 06:03 am
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Aarti Steel Plc today inaugurated a one billion birr ($55 million) steel producing factory in Oromia Regional State, in a somewhat unusual foreign investment in the little-known Ethiopian steel-manufacturing sector.

 

 

The factory -to be based on 40,000 square metres of land in the Galan area of Oromia state, on the outskirts of capital city Addis Ababa -is the project of Indian-based diversified manufacturing company Aarti Steel Plc; a market-leading steel producer in the Asian country.

 

 

Having secured a business licence from the Ethiopian state in March of this year, the company now stands ready to launch its factory and commence production.  While the c ...

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ABB to Repair Cahora Bassa Power Link...

by wirelinks on 09/26/2012 - 05:40 am
Tags: Press Release, Projects

SWISS electrical engineering multinational ABB yesterday said it had been awarded a $50m contract to repair the Mozambique side of a 1,400km high-voltage direct-current transmission line linking the Cahora Bassa hydro plant on the Zambezi River in Tete to Johannesburg.

 

 

In 2006, Eskom contracted ABB to upgrade its Apollo converter station — the Johannesburg side of the Cahora Bassa transmission line — to raise the station’s capacity from 1,920MW to 2,500MW, and also lay the groundwork for a future upgrade to 3,960MW.

 



Now ABB was modernising Songo, Apollo’s sister station in Mozambique, the engineering firm reported.  The high-voltage d ...

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Siemens Wire Rod Mill Boosts Capacity...

by wirelinks on 09/26/2012 - 05:33 am
Tags: Product Release, Projects

Carbon product producer Hanzhong Iron & Steel Group Company, Ltd. will expand its capacity with a new wire rod mill supplied by Siemens VAI Metals Technologies. The plant will be in Ding Jun Shan Town, Mian County in Shaanxi Province, China. When commissioned, the mill will produce 600,000 tons per year. Built in collaboration with CISDI Engineering Co., Ltd., the project is expected to start up in early 2013.

 

 

For the new wire rod mill of Hanzhong Iron & Steel, Siemens will design and supply a Morgan No-Twist mill, Morgan Rod Reducing/Sizing mill, pinch roll and laying head. In addition, Siemens VAI is designing shears, the Morgan Stelmor conveyor and the reform area ...

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Finolex Cables Ltd Plans to Spend Rs ...

by wirelinks on 09/25/2012 - 02:12 am
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Finolex Cables Ltd, the flagship company of the Finolex Group is India's largest and leading manufacturer of electrical and telecommunication cables with a turnover in excess of Rs.16 Billion (about US $320 million).  The company plans to spend Rs 1.8 billion for boosting /rebalancing of capacities for the production of different wire and cable products at its manufacturing units at Roorkee in Uttarakhand and Urse in Maharashtra over the next two years. This will help in adding to the overall revenues of company.

 

 

The company has shifted a major part of production to its Roorkee plant, which avails excise duty and income tax benefits. The increasing north Indian markets ...

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American Transmission Co. Plans 3 Pow...

by wirelinks on 09/25/2012 - 02:05 am
Tag: Projects

American Transmission Co. will present preliminary routes for three transmission-line projects in Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during open houses in October.

 

 

The three project areas are:

•  Green Bay to Morgan: a new substation, a 345-kilovolt line and a 138-kilovolt line between the new substation and the Morgan substation near Oconto Falls. All to be in service by late 2016.

•  Morgan to Quinnesec, Mich.: a new 345-kilovolt line to be in service in 2017.

•  Holmes to Escanaba, Mich.: a 138-kilovolt line from Holmes to Old Mead Road with a design to accommodate a circuit to Chandler in the future. To be in serv ...

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Aberdare Cables Appoints New CEO

by wirelinks on 09/23/2012 - 03:20 pm
Tag: Personnel

Aberdare Cables, the power cable manufacturer subsidiary of Powertech Technologies, part of the Altron group, has appointed Keith Edmondas its CEO, effective September 1.

 

 

Edmond first joined Aberdare in 2009 as CFO. He was then appointed marketing, sales and distribution director in 2010 and in March this year promoted to CEO-designate, after the announcement of the retirement of Harry Coetzee from the end of August.

 

 

“Aberdare Cables is one of the largest operations within Powertech and a significant business in the Altron group. It was imperative that we appoint a strong leader to drive this business forward,” said Powertech CEO Neil Kayton.

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Bhillai Steel Plant Rolls Out Thinner...

by wirelinks on 09/23/2012 - 03:17 pm
Tags: Press Release, Product Release

Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has rolled out 7 mm wire rods in electrode quality grade for the first time from its wire rod mill.

 

 

A company statement issued read, “The new profile has been rolled out to facilitate wire drawing units to draw thinner wire rods with less power consumption and in lesser time. Wire drawing units are important consumers of wire rods. By rolling out this new profile, BSP has fulfilled a customer demand.”

 

 

The flagship unit of public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) further noted that the new profile has been rolled out from A strand of the mill. Wire rods of sections 5.5 - 12 mm diameter are being rolled from the mo ...

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Wire Makers Walsin Lihwa, Taya, and H...

by wirelinks on 09/22/2012 - 01:24 am
Tag: Press Release

As international copper price rebounded to US$8,000 per tonne recently, a market source says Taiwan’s electrical wire and cable producers including Walsin Lihwa Corp., Ta Ya Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., and Hua Eng Wire & Cable Co. are likely to take short-lead-time orders due to boosted short-term buying in the copper market.

 

Copper price peaked at US$8,600~8,700 per tonne and dropped to US$7,200 in the second quarter, but soon rebounded to US$8,000 in the third quarter, up over 10%, with predictions of average annual price to be lower than US$8,000.

 

A representative of Taya says sales of high-pressure electrical cable in 2012 remains the same as 2011, ...

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India’s Steel Output Rises in August ...

by wirelinks on 09/22/2012 - 12:44 am
Tags: Market Stats, Press Release

Global steel production fell slightly in August, the global industry body reported, but deeper cuts are necessary, especially in top producer China, to tackle falling prices as demand remains poor. India’s production was up 2.6 percent to 6.4 million tonnes.

 

 

Global crude steel production fell by 1 percent in August from the same month last year to 124 million tonnes, according figures released by the World Steel Association(Worldsteel).

 

 

“The mood in the steel market is very depressed at the moment and very few people want to think about building up inventories because the end users market is difficult,” said Peter Fish, managing director a ...

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