The demand for materials in the wire and cable industry is tied directly to the economy. Improving economic conditions in the short term and growth in construction and infrastructure activities will result in an increasing demand for cables and, subsequently, the materials that comprise them. Growth in revenue is also driven by the shift of the industry toward higher-performance materials, especially in the power and communication cable segments.

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Pioneering undersea cable scheme will deliver superfast broadband for the Isles of Scilly Most ambitious UK project ever undertaken to bring fastest broadband speeds to a remote community

The most ambitious project ever undertaken in the UK to bring superfast broadband to a remote community was announced today. Fibre optic cables, which have remained unused on the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean for about three years, are to be diverted to the Isles of Scilly in a £3.7 million scheme to give the islanders the fastest broadband speeds.

The project is part of the £132 million Superfast Cornwall initiative between the European Regional Development Fund,BT and Cornwall Council, which plans to deliver faster broadband throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in 2014.

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The 12th project secured within the Renewable Energies development plans in the North Sea confirms the Group’s role as a strategic partner in the sector.

Strong growth perspectives for the Group: 4.5 GW new power from offshore wind parks already under installation and 18.4 GW consented.

Milan, 1 March 2013. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract worth in excess of 50 million euro by TenneT, operator of transmission systems in Germany and the Netherlands, for the connection of the Offshore Wind Park (OWP) Deutsche Bucht, located in the North Sea to the mainland grid.

The project involves the design, supply and installation of turn-key High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) submarine power cable systems consisting of two 3-core 155 kV extruded cables with integrated fibre optic cable elements along a 31 km submarine route to enable the grid connection of the OWP Deutsche Bucht via converter platforms planned within the BorWin cluster. This includes a connection to be made from the OWP platform to the offshore HVDC converter platform, referred to as “BorWin beta”.

The Group had already secured the contract for the onward connection of the “BorWin beta” platform to the German mainland grid in 2010 as part of the BorWin2 project. BorWin2 marked a technology milestone in the industry as it was the first ever commercial ± 300 kV DC cable project using extruded technology and the first 800 MW rated connection to offshore wind parks employing VSC technology (Voltage Sourced Converter).Under this new contract, Prysmian will in addition also supply and install associated platform cables, and notably, also the required shunt reactors on the OWP Deutsche Bucht platform, as part of the full turn-key scope of the project addressed by the Group’s extended capability.

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Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded two new contracts worth in total approximately €45 million by Jersey Electricity plc (UK), for the “Normandie 3” project to provide electricity to Jersey in the Channel Islands from the French mainland. This is the third such interconnector to be installed and forms part of a significant 10 year investment program by Jersey Electricity in their transmission network infrastructure.

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Cuba’s state telecom monopoly confirmed Thursday that the island’s first hard-wired Internet connection to the outside world has been activated, but said it won’t lead to an immediate increase in access.

In a statement published in Communist Party newspaper Granma and other official media, ETECSA broke its long silence on the ALBA-1 fiber-optic cable, which island officials once boasted would increase capacity 3,000-fold.

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Tata Communications announces the launch of 100 gigabits per second-enabled services on its TGN-Atlantic (TGN-A) subsea cable system – from New York to London.

Tata Communications is upgrading its TGN-A submarine cable to 100G – the first on its global submarine network, using Ciena’s GeoMesh networking solution (based on its 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors and optical bypass),

The upgrade will deliver bandwidth and provide flexibility to carriers and enterprises to scale their network seamlessly and meet their increasing capacity demands, driven by the use of cloud computing and mobile devices, as well as other high-bandwidth services including music/HD video downloading and social networking applications. It will be instrumental in increasing carrier network performance through consolidation of transport traffic, says a release.

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Prysmian Group has recently been awarded a contract by ABB for the manufacturing and supply of 11.000 m of cable system to be installed in 28 port cranes to be built by Künz (Austrian crane manufacturer subcontractor of ABB). The port cranes will be installed in the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, within the ongoing expansion works of one of the biggest ports in Europe allowing Maersk shipping line to enhance its operating company APM-Terminals’ container handling facilities.
PROTOLON (iQ), the cabling solution supplied by Prysmian, consists of a new generation of cable systems designed and engineered in order to provide (by means of embedded sensors, measurement techniques and dedicated software tools) detection and monitoring of mechanical stress (strain and torsion) – both distributed and under real time conditions – of flexible and reel cables used in opencast mines and container cranes.

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Iceland is considering building the world’s longest subsea power cable by around 2020 to take advantage of its abundant geothermal energy to supply Britain with green power, the head of the state-run electricity producer said.

“We can serve as a green battery for the U.K.,” Hordur Arnarson, the chief executive of Landsvirkjun said in an interview.

“We believe it’s a win-win situation, because we have a flexible (source of) renewable power, which could be used to balance (supply and demand in Britain),” Mr. Arnarson said in an interview. “It will be the longest subsea cable in the world.”

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Silphium, the first wholly owned submarine cable system targeted at the Libyan telecommunications market, is now operational. Libyan International Telecom Co. (LITC), the system owner, made the announcement in conjunction with its build partner, Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.

At 425 km, the undersea fiber-optic network is one of the longest unrepeatered submarine cable systems in the world, LITC and Huawei Marine assert. It connects Darnah in Libya with Chania in Greece. The system has a total design capacity of 1.2 Tbps. It initially will support 10 Gbps per wavelength, but can be enhanced to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps as traffic demands warrant.

Silphium connects traffic from Libya to many European Internet hubs via the landing point in Chania, which OTEGLOBE will operate. It is the third undersea fiber-optic cable to serve the Libyan market.

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InnoVites looks forward to return to the Interwire trade fair for the third time in a row since 2009. Want to learn why many cable manufacturers worldwide benefit from our ERP software, based on Microsoft Dynamics AX?

Visit our stand 2131 for a demonstration of our industry-specific ERP solution and let’s discuss how we can help you improve your business!

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