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BASEC collaborates with UL on CPR

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12 Oct 2017
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The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) has announced that it is working with UL to provide Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Notified Body services to UL's global client base.

Prysmian to invest $15m at Lexington

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12 Oct 2017
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Italy's Prysmian is to spend over $15 million increasing production of fibre cable at its North American headquarters in Lexington County, South Carolina. The expansion is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.

AIC helps to hunt down Atlas Kablo cable in UK

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12 Oct 2017
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The UK's Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has supported a BBC investigation which has re-ignited a seven-year hunt for more than three million metres of substandard cable product that remains unaccounted for in the UK market, including UK buildings.

Change in Niehoff management board

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12 Oct 2017
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German wire and cable equipment manufacturer, Maschinenfabrik Niehoff has announced that Arnd Kulaczewski has stepped down as the company's CEO and president.

C-Lion branch to Hanko nearly complete

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12 Oct 2017
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Cinia Group's branch connection of the C-Lion1 submarine fibre optic cable to Hanko, in the Western Uusimaa area of Finland, is about to be completed.

US electro-industry index expands again in September

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12 Oct 2017
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The US' National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has released its September Electro-industry Business Confidence Index (EBCI). For a second consecutive month, the index reflected an improvement in the current conditions measures with an overall increase of three points, from 65.6 to 68.8.

NKT split green light, reveals €830m HV order backlog

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12 Oct 2017
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The split of NKT A/S into two separately listed companies consisting of cable producer NKT and professional cleaning industry equipment business Nilfisk was approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting held earlier this week. NKT Photonics, a supplier of high performance fibre lasers and photonic crystal fibres, will after the demerger remain under a joint holding structure with NKT.

EU buildings law must ensure EV charging infrastructure uptake

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12 Oct 2017
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EURELECTRIC, the European energy union has called on the European Parliament to adopt some key measures in order to unlock the potential of electric mobility through the deployment of electric infrastructure.

Shin-Etsu to expand optical fibre preform capacity

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09 Oct 2017
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Japan's Shin-Etsu Chemical Co, said it will invest a total of ¥18 billion ($160 million) to expand global production capacity of optical fibre preforms at all its plants by H1 2019.

Nexans breaks own record on HV subsea installation

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09 Oct 2017
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France's Nexans has been awarded a €37 million ($43.4 million) contract by Norway's power company, BKK Nett, to produce and install a 420 kV XLPE submarine cable system, in an effort to strengthen the electrical grid in Western Norway.