Power utilities news

Nexans breaks own record on HV subsea installation

CRU Subscriber Content
09 Oct 2017
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Europe (Norway)
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Projects

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.

ABB & Northvolt partner for Europe's largest battery factory

27 Sep 2017
 | Region: 
Europe (Sweden)
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Corporate

Automation specialist ABB and lithium ion battery developer Northvolt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership, including products and services for Northvolt's state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory.

Taihan to provide EHV cable to Singapore

CRU Subscriber Content
18 Sep 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (South Korea)
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Projects

South Korea's Taihan Electric Wire is to provide EHV cables to Singapore's electricity transmission and distribution provider, SP Power Assets, in a turnkey contract worth KRW 94 billion ($83 million).

Elsewedy transmission lines for EETC

CRU Subscriber Content
11 Sep 2017
 | Region: 
Africa (Egypt)
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Projects

Egypt's Elsewedy Electric said that it signed a deal in May 2017 to supply the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) with two 500 kV electricity transmission lines.

General Cable details Alegro project

CRU Subscriber Content
30 Aug 2017
 | Region: 
Europe (Belgium, Germany)
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Projects

Silec, General Cable's European HV cable subsidiary, has provided further details of the work it is doing on the ALEGrO project, the first interconnector between Germany and Belgium, first reported in CRU Wire & Cable News in November 2016.

Nexans builds new cable laying vessel

CRU Subscriber Content
30 Aug 2017
 | Region: 
Europe (France)
 | Topic: 
Corporate

France's Nexans is building a new cable laying vessel as part of an initiative to reinforce its HV cabling systems manufacturing and installation capacities, with a particular focus on interconnectors and offshore wind projects worldwide.

LS Cable gets Qatar HV supply contract

CRU Subscriber Content
16 Aug 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (Qatar)
 | Topic: 
Projects

South Korea's LS Cable said that it signed a deal worth a total of WON 211 billion ($185 million) with Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to supply 132kV, 220kV and 400kV underground cables.

Emera makes formal proposal for Atlantic Link

CRU Subscriber Content
16 Aug 2017
 | Region: 
North America (Canada, USA)
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Projects

Canadian energy and services company, Emera, has formally proposed construction of the Atlantic Link project, a new 1,000 MW subsea transmission line directly connecting Atlantic Canada to the Boston load centre in Massachusetts, US.

TBEA bids for CASA-1000 transmission line

CRU Subscriber Content
11 Aug 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan)
 | Topic: 
Projects

China's Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) is reportedly the only Chinese company to bid for the Central-Asia-South-Asia Power Transmission Project, also called CASA-1000. It is unclear if there were any other bids from international companies, but a number of undisclosed Indian firms are understood to also have shown an interest.