wiredInUSA September 2018
Prysmian Group has a new contract from Ørsted Wind Power A/S to supply submarine inter-array cables for what will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm — Hornsea Project Two, located 89km off the UK’s Yorkshire coast. Prysmian will design, manufacture, supply, terminate and test the cable system that will connect 110 of the 165 wind turbines and the offshore substation platform. The project involves over 300km of 66kV inter- array cables with EPR insulation and single wire armoring systems plus all related accessories. The submarinecablecoreswill beproduced at the group’s, Wrexham facility in Wales, while the armoring and assembling process will be performed in Drammen, Norway. “We are proud to support Ørsted in this important challenge, providing the UK market with the highest quality cables, locally manufactured, for the next generation of UK offshore wind farms. The development of grid infrastructures for the transmission and distribution of electric power from renewable sources is of strategic importance,” said Alessandro Panico, sales team manager offshore wind, Prysmian Group. The cables are due to be delivered in 2021. Prysmian Group has a new contract from Ørsted Wind Power A/S to supply submarine inter-array cables. Photo- graph courtesy of Ørsted
European Rubber Journal reports that Belgium-based NV Bakaert SA has announced a 50 percent increase, as of August, in prices of imported wire rod for its rubber reinforcement products in North America. The increase “reflects the aggregate impact of changes in sourcing, wire rod price evolutions, import duties and anti-dumping tariffs,” the group said, in its half-year financial results issued in July. It added that wire rod imports for Bekaert’s two rubber reinforcement plants in the US were not affected by import duties in the first half of 2018.
wiredInUSA - September 2018
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