Prysmian Awarded Major Contract to Supply Submarine Power Cables and Systems for UK-Based Thanet Offshore Wind Park

Monday, Sep 29, 2008
Milan, 29th September 2008 – Prysmian Cables & Systems, a worldwide leading Group in the sector of cables and systems for energy and telecommunications, has been awarded, in consortium with Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd, a contract worth a total value of 87 million Euro to supply the electrical package for the new 300MW Thanet offshore wind park, to be constructed in the North Sea. When completed, Thanet will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm project. Prysmian will develop the connections between the wind park’s one hundred turbines, as well as the high voltage submarine power links to the mainland British power grid. Prysmian’s share of the contract is worth around 36 million Euro; Siemens will supply the onshore substation and the offshore substation.
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E-Marine to unveil CMROV 280 system for cable ship NIWA at GITEX 2008

UAE. E-Marine, the leader in submarine cable installation, maintenance and repair in the Middle East, announced that it would showcase the latest addition to its fleet, CS NIWA – a new world class Remote Operated Vehicle system, named CMROV280 – at GITEX 2008. Visitors to the exhibition which begins on 19 October, will be able to learn more about the capabilities of E-marines fleet and the ROV’s as well as the other unique features of E-Marine’s flagship cable layer, NIWA. E-Marine will be represented on Etisalat’s exhibition area in the Zabeel Hall, as part of the Gulf Comms conference.
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High Efficiency LED Street Light Trail

Energy-saving LED street lamps will be trialed in Auckland from next month. The trial will establish comparative energy efficiencies and relative costs with traditional sodium vapour lamps. North Shore City Council transport infrastructure group manager Phil Consedine said that rapidly increasing energy costs and sustainability initiatives were behind efforts to introduce greater efficiency into street lighting. Maser has supplied it’s newest LU Series products to the council. High power LED light sources are extremely efficient returning a 50 to 80% saving over conventional sodium or mercury lamps without emissions harmful to the environment.
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Northwire retractile power cordage available for online ordering

Northwire, Inc. offers online ordering for EnduroFLEX III® Retractile Power Cordage through http://www.NorthwireDirect.com, the company’s Web ordering site. No minimum order quantity is required. Retractile cords from NorthwireDirect are available in three to five business days. They feature high coil memory, and are outdoor-rated and resist chemicals, oil, detergents, solvents, abrasion, UV-light, moisture and tangle. Cords are available in 300V- and 600V-rated versions, 12 to 18 AWG, and with two to five conductors. Cords are UL-listed SJEOW and CSA approved SJTOW.
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TF Cable Americas will provide cables to Texas and Louisiana

TELE-FONIKA Cable Americas, the American subsidiary of the TELE-FONIKA Group, will provide power cables (which pass 2 kV) to Texas and Louisiana – two states which have suffered at the hands of Hurricane Ike. The delivery of the cables started on 13th September, immediately after the receipt of the order for power cables by TF Cable Americas. Hurricane Ike destroyed or damaged many power lines, especially in Texas and Louisiana. TF Cable storage in Batavia, Illinois, is prepared for the next emergency supply of power cables, which would take place after the valuation of power network damage in both states.
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Scotch Power Cable Jacket Repair Tape Stands up to Abuse

Scotch Power Cable Jacket Repair Tape 2234 from 3M has a tough, abrasion-resistant backing for jacket repair on industrial power cables. In extremely abrasive environments, the original jacket on cables often gets damaged and needs to be repaired. Examples of these demanding “dragline” applications are temporary cable installs, generator cables, cutters, cranes, conveyors and lifting magnets in a variety of markets, such as shipyards, oil and gas, airports, wind farms, cellular towers and heavy industrials. This tape is flexible, and the self-fusing property of the mastic keeps out moisture.
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