Habia Announces New SeaGuard Naval Cable Range

Monday, Dec 07, 2009
Habia Cable SeaGuard – Cables and Coaxial Cables for Naval Defence applications
Lightweight and small size, the SeaGuard range of wires and cables from Habia Cable have been designed and approved for use in naval defence cable applications. SeaGuard and SeaGuard DS cables include low smoke, zero halogen (LSOH) and flame retardant wires and cables that enhance performance and are oil and water resistant. Limited fire hazard materials meet a wide range of international fire tests and as such SeaGuard is approved by many Naval Authorities around the world.

Habia Cable is a leading International manufacturer of special wire & cable, active in many national naval programmes such as the Type 45 destroyer and Astute submarine for the UK Royal Navy, the Visby stealth corvette for the Swedish Royal Navy and the FREMM frigates for the French Navy. Habia Cable also supply hybrid custom designed cables to many naval applications including combat systems management, weapon and control systems, radar, sonar, communications and degaussing systems, electronic warfare and cables to meet EMC requirements.

The SeaGuard DS range includes power, control and instrumentation cables, coaxial cables and hybrid, custom design UK Defence Standard approved wires and cables using our HFI 140 and HFX 107XL materials.

SeaGuard is able to offer substantial savings in both weight and size. Comparisons have been made against various standard marine cables (e.g. DIN and VG) and US Mil Spec naval cables, and it has been proven that Habia can, by using thin wall materials, reduce both weight and size by up to 50% depending on the cable design and construction.

Our problem solving cable design expertise means listening and understanding our customers’ requirements for their defence cables. Initial field assessment is fed directly into Habia’s design facility where we balance specific requirements of size, weight, technical and environmental demands to provide a solution ‘fit for purpose’. SeaGuard wires and cables are available for purchase now.

Habia Cable is a Swedish wire and cable system manufacturer with a global presence and is part of the Beijer Alma Group of companies, which is an internationally active group. Habia Cable is a global innovator, specialising in developing, manufacturing and marketing custom designed cables and cable systems for demanding market areas such as telecom, defence, nuclear power and industrial applications. Custom design products are the major part of the cable production, of which 90% of the sales are for export. Habia Cable’s largest markets are Germany, China, S.Korea, UK, France and Sweden.

The company has a global focus with manufacturing and research and development facilities in Sweden together with manufacturing facilities in Sweden, Germany and China. Habia Cable also has an assembly and harnessing production facility in Poland.

The net revenue for 2008 was €68.5 million and the number of employees 452.

Habia Cable manufacturing facilities and sales offices are ISO9001 and ISO1400 approved.