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New Environmentally Friendly Wire Rope

by wirelinks on 03/22/2013 - 09:26 pm
Tags: Press Release, Product Release, Projects

Asia One Marine has introduced its Fishcable this year, which aims to reduce pollution caused by ropes greased with petrol based or synthetic chemical greases.



The company says that when large fishing boats use wire ropes on decks and in the sea, their catch may touch the wire ropes of the nets and seines.

Fishcable is entirely manufactured with non polluting grease, formulated in France. From string stretching to strand forming and wire rope braiding, a special food grade Fishcable grease is used at every step of the production, ensuring a good lubrication and an environmentally safe product.

This grease is food grade (H1) and its stains are easily removed, with substantial benefits fo ...

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Nexans in Deal to Supply 53km of Cabl...

by wirelinks on 02/27/2013 - 08:00 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Westermost Rough Ltd, London, and Nexans recently signed an agreement for the delivery and assembly of medium-voltage submarine cables for the Westermost Rough wind farm, which is to be built eight kilometres off the Holderness coast in Yorkshire. The order encompasses around 53 kilometres of submarine cables.

 

These will be used for connecting the individual wind turbines to each other and to the transformer platform. In addition, a further two kilometres of cable will be delivered for the internal platform cabling. Delivery is scheduled to begin in spring 2013.        

 

The offshore wind farm will be constructed and subsequently ope ...

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AMSC to Provide Wire for Fault Curren...

by wirelinks on 01/31/2013 - 04:51 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

American Superconductor Corporation, a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, has announced at DistribuTECH an order from Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, for high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire to be used in a superconductor fault current limiter (SFCL). The SFCL will act as a surge protector at "AmpaCity," a project being undertaken by Nexans, RWE Group, one of Europe's leading electricity and gas companies, and the German research institute KIT. AmpaCity aims to replace inner-city high-voltage equipment with superconductor systems.

 

 

Medium voltage superconductor systems uniquely provide an alternative to conventiona ...

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SaskPower Awards 230-kilovolt Transmi...

by wirelinks on 01/18/2013 - 05:06 pm
Tag: Projects

SaskPower has selected Valard Construction to build 300 kilometres of 230-kilovolt transmission line between Island Falls and Key Lake in northern Saskatchewan.

 

 

“Valard enjoys a strong working relationship with SaskPower, and we are eager to leverage our knowledge of the region, experience and resources on another initiative to strengthen the region’s electric power infrastructure,” said Jim O’Neil, president and chief executive officer of Quanta Services, which owns Valard Construction. “With the largest highly skilled and mobile power infrastructure workforce in Canada, we anticipate another safe and successful project.”

 

 

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Protolon (iQ) cable system chosen by ...

by wirelinks on 01/17/2013 - 02:59 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Prysmian Group has recently been awarded a contract by ABB for the manufacturing and supply of 11.000 m of cable system to be installed in 28 port cranes to be built by Künz (Austrian crane manufacturer subcontractor of ABB). The port cranes will be installed in the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, within  the ongoing expansion works of one of the biggest ports in Europe  allowing Maersk shipping line to enhance its operating company  APM-Terminals’ container handling facilities.

 

 

PROTOLON (iQ), the cabling solution supplied by Prysmian, consists of a new generation of cable systems designed and engineered in order to provide (by means of embedded ...

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Nexans Wins a 80 mil Euro Subsea HVDC...

by wirelinks on 01/15/2013 - 07:38 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has been awarded by Nalcor Energy a contract in excess of 80 million Euros for a submarine high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The contract includes the manufacture, supply and laying of approximately 100 km of subsea HVDC cable and accessories to interconnect Labrador and Newfoundland, via the Strait of Belle Isle, which will deliver power from Muskrat Falls in Labrador to the island of Newfoundland.

 

 

The Nexans submarine HVDC cable form part of the new HVDC transmission link, rated at 900 MW and having a total length of 1,100 km. A key purpose and rationale for this ...

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Bioenergy to invest USD 53.8m in Wind...

by wirelinks on 01/10/2013 - 07:13 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Brazilian renewable energy generation company Bioenergy will invest BRL 110 million (USD 53.8m/EUR 41.2m) in a transmission line that will carry the energy generated by its future 13 wind parks in northern Maranhao state.

 

 

According to a company's press release from this week, it has already received the preliminary environmental permit for the installation of the 230-kV line, which will be 240 km (149.1 miles) long.

 

 

The start of construction works is scheduled to start in 60 days, while the launch is planned for March 2014, Bioenergy said.  The company is going to contract equipment and services for the execution of Maranhao's wind ventures.

 

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Iceland Revives Plans for World’s Lon...

by wirelinks on 01/10/2013 - 05:47 pm
Tag: Projects

Iceland is considering building the world’s longest subsea power cable by around 2020 to take advantage of its abundant geothermal energy to supply Britain with green power, the head of the state-run electricity producer said.

 

 

“We can serve as a green battery for the U.K.,” Hordur Arnarson, the chief executive of Landsvirkjun said in an interview.  “We believe it’s a win-win situation, because we have a flexible (source of) renewable power, which could be used to balance (supply and demand in Britain),” Mr. Arnarson said in an interview. “It will be the longest subsea cable in the world.”

 

 

The project, prev ...

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Seaborn Networks' Marine Route Survey...

by wirelinks on 01/08/2013 - 03:54 am
Tags: Press Release, Projects

Seaborn Networks plans to assemble a group of lenders for its $400 million Seabras-1 sub-sea fibre-optic cable by the end of this quarter, and close and fund on a debt package by the middle of 2013. Seaborn has retained Jefferies as overall financial adviser and to help it raise equity for the project, and has hired Portland Advisers as project financial adviser. The developer has already produced lender technical, market and insurance due diligence reports, and is approaching development banks and export credit agencies, among other lenders, for debt commitments.

 

 

In October, Seaborn signed a turnkey installation contract with Alcatel-Lucent for the 10,700km cable, which wil ...

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More Than 1,100 New Submarine Electri...

by wirelinks on 01/03/2013 - 04:37 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

The small and highly specialized high-voltage submarine cable market is expected to see significant growth in the coming years. National governments and regional organizations are accelerating efforts to build offshore renewable power generation facilities, link remote landmasses, and interconnect their national grids. According to a recent report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, more than 1,100 new submarine electricity cable systems are planned from 2012 to 2020.

 

 

This level of growth will be impossible to realize, however, without a major expansion of supply channels, the report concludes.

 

 

"The high-voltage submarine market faces ...

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