Navigating the Scarcity Challenge: Urgent Need for Expanding Cable Production in the Global Energy Interconnector Industry

The global surge in the development of long-distance electricity interconnectors, driven by the transition to renewable energy sources, is at a critical juncture. While these projects hold immense promise for achieving climate targets and enhancing energy security, they now face a looming challenge: scarcity. The scarcity of essential components, such as electricity cables and converter stations, threatens to derail the momentum of the global energy transition. Take, for example, the…

Strengthening the UK’s Cable Manufacturing Industry for a Green Revolution

In pursuing a sustainable and green future, the United Kingdom faces the monumental task of transitioning its energy sector to rely solely on low-carbon sources by 2035. This ambitious goal represents a critical step toward combating climate change and securing a cleaner, healthier future for future generations. However, a significant obstacle stands in the way of this vision—the challenge of connecting renewable energy projects to the national grid. In this…

A Power-Packed Partnership for Energy Connectivity

A 400kV interconnection cable system between Denmark and Sweden. In an era where energy security and sustainability take centre stage, the recent contract signing between Hellenic Cables and Energinet is a testament to the commitment to strengthen energy networks and cross-border connectivity. The collaboration between these two entities heralds a significant step towards enhancing the infrastructure that underpins the flow of electricity between Denmark and Sweden. The heart of this…

Legal Battle Unfolds: Fujikura Files Patent Infringement Action Against Sterlite Technologies

A fresh legal dispute has emerged in the High Court as cable manufacturer Fujikura, along with its UK subsidiary Fujikura Europe, has initiated a patent infringement action against India-based Sterlite Technologies (STL). The lawsuit centers around European Patent 3796060, which pertains to innovative fiber optic cable designs crucial for the development of high-speed broadband and optical Ethernet networks. While details of the complaint remain limited, the case brings to light…

Prysmian Group’s Monna Lisa: Setting Sail Towards a Sustainable Cable-Laying Future

In a resounding commitment to meeting the burgeoning demands of the renewables market, Prysmian Group has embarked on the construction of its cutting-edge cable-laying vessel, Monna Lisa. This impressive 171-meter ship, currently taking shape under the expert hands of the VARD Group in Romania, is destined to make waves as the sibling ship to the state-of-the-art Leonardo da Vinci. Prysmian’s decision to invest a significant €240 million (US$263 million) in…

Prysmian’s Surge Following Massive US Contract – Journal Editorial

Prysmian, the renowned cable manufacturer for energy transmission, has experienced a notable upswing in its stock performance despite a slight dip of 0.33% on the Piazza Affari. The company’s shares peaked at €35.45 per share, following an initial surge of over three percentage points. The catalyst behind this renewed investor interest is the recent announcement of a substantial contract in the United States, valued at approximately €900 million. Prysmian has…

£89 Million in Funding to Drive Cutting-Edge Electric Vehicle Technology, but More Infrastructure Investment Needed

£89 Million in Funding to Drive Cutting-Edge Electric Vehicle Technology, but More Infrastructure Investment Needed In a significant move towards bolstering its position as a global leader in zero-emission vehicle technology, the United Kingdom’s Department for Business and Trade has announced an £89 million funding package for 20 groundbreaking net-zero technology projects. This landmark investment represents a joint effort between the government and the automotive industry and is aimed at…

Leading High Voltage Cable Manufacturers

As the demand for high voltage cables continues to rise globally, it has emerged as a significant hub for high voltage cable manufacturing. This article explores the major manufacturers in this sector and highlights their contributions to the high voltage cable market. Major players in the high voltage cable market are Prysmian group, Dubai Cable Company Pvt. Ltd., NKT Cables, Nexans, Southwire Company LLC, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Siemens AG,…

Police concerned by the spate of dangerous cable thefts

Cable theft is a severe problem that can have dangerous consequences for both thieves and members of the public. Not only do these thefts present a risk to the thieves themselves, but they also pose a threat to innocent members of the public. In response to the spate of thefts, Sector Inspector Steven Philp has urged members of the community to report any suspicious activity or damaged electrical equipment to…

DEME Offshore US wins major contract for Empire Wind 1 and 2 cable installation

Equinor and BP’s joint venture, Empire Offshore Wind, has awarded a contract to DEME Offshore US for the transportation and installation of inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. The cables, which have a total length of over 350 km, will be used to help meet New York State’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals. DEME Offshore US will be responsible for transporting and installing…

Classification and testing of electrical cables in the UK

Understanding the basics of electrical cable classification in the UK In the UK, electrical cables are classified based on their voltage rating and their intended use. The voltage rating of a cable indicates the maximum electrical potential difference that the cable can safely carry. Cables with a higher voltage rating can carry more electrical current without overheating or becoming damaged. There are several different voltage classifications for electrical cables in…


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