Nexans will supply new generation aluminum alloy conductors for five new 300MW transmission lines to reinforce the power infrastructure in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has been awarded a 26 million Euro contract by EBTE, the Alupar company responsible for the construction and development of the electric power infrastructure in the Brazil state of Mato Grosso, to supply AAAC (All Aluminium Alloy Conductor) for the construction of five new 230 kV overhead transmission lines with a total length of 775 km.

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The consortium of Fujitsu and NSW wins contract for high-bandwidth optical-fiber submarine cable system

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
Nordenham/Germany, January 28, 2009 PT TELEKOMUNIKASI INDONESIA, Tbk (“PT TELKOM”) awarded the consortium composed

of Fujitsu Limited, leading provider of customer-focused Information Technology (IT) and communications solutions for the global marketplace, and Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (“NSW”), a worldwide leading manufacturer in the submarine telecommunication and power cables industry, to supply and install on a turnkey basis its prestigious submarine cable project called JaKa2LaDeMa with a value beyond US$100M.

This is the first direct, high-bandwidth, optical-fiber, submarine cable system for the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi, as well as Java, Bali and Lombok.

With completion scheduled in the first quarter of 2010, JaKa2LaDeMa will significantly enhance capacity between the islands supporting upgradeable transmission facilities that provide Internet, ecommerce, video, data and voice services.

Fujitsu will provide its state of the art terminal equipment, repeaters, branching units system integration and associated services in this project. The repeaters shall be integrated into the repeatered cables from NSW.

Gensei Katano, Group Vice President, Submarine Networks of Fujitsu commented: “It is an extreme pleasure that Fujitsu is able to contribute to the construction of significant network infrastructure in Indonesia, being one of the fast growing market in the world. I believe this win is

attributable to our robust network portfolio, as well as our strong commitment to Indonesia. We will continue to work closely with NSW for the successful delivery of state of the art submarine system to PT TELKOM.”

NSW will manufacture the cable and provide other required services like site survey, marine installation and civil works.

Rudolf Stahl, Managing Director at NSW, says: “We are very proud that PT Telkom has awarded the consortium this project. This new order reiterates the confidence our customers have in our capability and expertise in providing high-end quality products and solutions. It also

confirms the effectiveness of the Fujitsu – NSW team to provide state of the art, technically superior and cost-effective submarine cable systems to our customers. The resulting solution is the outcome of Fujitsu’s wealth of experience and proven repeater technology and NSW’s success in delivering innovative, technologically superior and cost-effective submarine cable solutions.

This project which combines both repeatered and repeaterless cable supply and installation has finally put a confirmative seal on declaring the consortium of Fujitsu and NSW a natural choice for full turnkey submarine cable systems on a world wide basis.”

Fujitsu's optical submarine repeater is of the latest design, fully qualified and the most reliable in the industry. In fact, Fujitsu has supplied more than 2,500 repeaters and has never experienced a single failure of a repeater in commercial service in almost 40 years of its submarine networks operating worldwide.

The fiber-optic submarine cable best suited for this project is NSW's MINISUB™ repeatered and unrepeatered cable family. The outstanding features of this cable system are its compact and robust design that will secure excellent performance, cable handling, laying and recovery characteristics.

In accordance with the customer requirements, the cable will be delivered in the following constructions: lightweight, lightweight protected, single-armored and double-armored.

For further information please contact

Silke Ahrens

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH

Kabelstrasse 9-11

D 26954 Nordenham

Tel.: +49 4731/ 82-1440

Fax: + 49 4731/82-1531


Information about the company Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW)

NSW is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of submarine power and telecommunication cables, aerial cables, special cables for the offshore industry as well as intelligent plastic and environmental products. For over 100 years, NSW has been committed to the expansion and improvement of communications. Since May 2007, NSW is a member of the General Cable Corporation which is one of the world’s leading cable producers with a turnover of US$ 6 billion and 13,000 employees. As a general contractor for turnkey installations of submarine cable systems, NSW's products and services include network planning, marine surveys, fiber-optic submarine cables, cable joints, subsea housings and branching units, cable laying and burial, system documentation and repair & maintenance services. NSW is an expert in the integration of offshore oil & energy systems with telecommunications solutions. With its headquarters in Nordenham (Germany) and representative in Aberdeen (U.K.), NSW’s mission is to be the world’s most innovative, competitive and customer-oriented supplier of the products and services it provides to its clients. Learn more at

Brand-Rex Nominated as Finalist in Prestigious 2009 Network Computing Awards

Leading Global cable and data solutions company Brand-Rex (based in Glenrothes) has made the short-list of finalists for the 2009 Network Computing Awards. With a large haul of nominations this year coming from readers of Network Computing magazine, Brand-Rex will be competing against other major manufacturers in the ‘Structured Cabling Provider of the Year’ category. The Awards will take place in the Tower Hotel in London on 19 March 2009, following a final round of on-line voting to decide the winners. The process is set to close on 5 March.
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Distributor Wire & Cable Company Increases Stock of MTW UL1015

Machine Tool Wire is most commonly referred to as “MTW”. This highly stranded flexible hook up wire is used for the internal wiring of appliances and in various other building applications. The high stranding in MTW gives the wire superior flexibility which is comparable to that of THHN building wire. The UL1015 style of MTW is manufactured with a jacket compound that is usually a durable Polyvinylchloride (PVC). This compound allows the cable to be heat, moisture, and oil-resistant.
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ABB wins $95-million order for power substations in Saudi Arabia

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $95 million from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia’s national power transmission utility, for substations to help strengthen the country’s distribution network. ABB will provide turnkey solutions for five new substations to increase the capacity of the Saudi Arabian distribution grid and help meet the needs of the growing economy in the region. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the projects are scheduled for completion in 2011.
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SPDS (Signal and Power Delivery Systems) Announces New In-House Wire Coiling Capabilities Enhancing Quality Control, Reducing Lead Times and Reducing Manufacturing Costs

Similar to a retractable telephone handset cord, coiled wires on power cords offer OEMs the flexibility of short manageable products while allowing the power cord to be functional up to five or six times the length of the cord in a relaxed state.
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Madem Reels Group Celebrates 60th Anniversary in March 2009

Madem SA, founded in 1949, started small with 25 employees in an area of 800 m2 (8.600 sf) in the city of Bento Goncalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Madem’s first products were wooden barrels for wine and food. In 1970 Madem launched an exporting operation. Two years later Madem underwent a major product diversification: the manufacture of their first wooden cable reels that would ultimately turn the company into what it is today, the largest wooden cable reel manufacturer in the world.

Today, Madem owns 12,000 hectares (30.000 acres) of Pine forests, two lumber mills, one plywood plant, and many state-of-the-art automated reel manufacturing lines. Madem is one of Brazil’s largest forestry groups, with manufacturing operations in the USA, Spain, Romania, and Bahrain. Madem produce approximately 500 containers of unassembled wooden reels per month, and supplies more than 200 customers in 40 countries.

With 800 employees worldwide and 110,000 m2 (1.200.000 sf) of indoor manufacturing space, Madem is the largest wooden reel manufacturer in the world.

Today the Madem name represents 60 years of industry experience. The Madem team constantly strives to build trust and confidence by offering customers a superior, quality product.