For the first time, Borouge and Borealis leading providers of innovative plastics solutions for the wire and cable industry world-wide, have organised their global Wire & Cable academy together with SECRI (Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute) as part of the 2011 Annual Technical Conference of CES (China Electrotechnical Society) W&C (Wire and Cable) Committee, which took place at Westin Hotel in Fuzhou on November 10-13, 2011. More than 180 participants of key cable manufacturers and representatives of major Chinese national testing authorities, cable manufacturing machine suppliers and professors from some top universities in China participated in the events.
Saudi Cable Company said it has secured orders from two of Korea’s biggest construction firms, taking its total order values for the month to more than SAR 1bn ($266.6m).
Datwyler, appointed General Contractor by the Zurich electricity company ewz has completed a Fibre-to-the-Home pilot project in Hardstrasse, Zurich. 106 buildings with altogether 1400 residential units were connected to the city’s modern fast fibre-optic network.
Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has been awarded three major contracts, worth a total of around 10 million Euros, to supply specialized signalling and telecom cables to Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), the state-owned operator of Italy’s railway network. Over the next two years, over 2,700 kilometres of the Nexans cables will be installed in upgrading and maintenance contracts across Italy, where their high-performance and reliability will ensure improved safety for rail traffic and passengers.
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, will present its latest full range of products and services for the wind power industry at “EWEA Offshore 2011”, the world’s largest offshore wind energy event that will take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from November 29 to December 1 (booth 9238).
For REE (Red Electrica de España), the owner and operator of the largest part of Spain’s power transmission grids, a consortium between Nexans and Prysmian Cables & Systems delivered a high voltage DC 250kV/500MW submarine power link between the Spanish mainland and the Balearic island of Mallorca. The submarine power cable is 240km long and is buried in the sea at a depth of maximum 1410m. COMETA, the name of this project (abbreviation for COnexión MEditerránea Transporte Alta tension), is of strategic importance for the development of Spain’s national energy transmission network, and links the biggest island in the Balearic archipelago with the mainland, providing access to generating capacities available on the peninsula.
Leoni AG said it is opening a plant in Jining in northeast China’s Shandong province to produce wire harnesses for General Motors Co. and other customers.