Southwire launches multi-strand aluminum cable ideal for down-tower applications

Southwire has launched a new multi-strand, high-quality aluminum cable with installation, cost, and safety advantages that make it particularly suitable for down-tower wind turbine applications. “The wind industry is expected to continue its robust growth as a top source of renewable energy generating capacity in the country,” said Brad Pollard, OEM sales manager. “The addition

Your wind turbine’s power and data cables may be wearing faster than you think

This cable wear can appear only a few months after the start of operations but is often missed or overlooked during end-of-warranty inspections or when competing with other major corrective action.

7 questions to ask about your subsea terminations

When searching for the proper cable terminations, cable stoppers, or subsea terminations, ask yourself these 7 important questions:

Helukabel’s XLPE-Insulated TRAYCONTROL X surpasses mechanical tests

The TRAYCONTROL X passed the UL -40°C Cold Bend Test and a HELUKABEL torsion test of 10,000 torsion cycles.

A few ideas for better offshore cabling

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe IQPC GmbH This article is part of Windpower Engineering & Development’s April 2017 issue. A complete digital version of the issue is here. Despite the critical role cables perform at wind facilities, the devices are too often an afterthought during project planning. A push for faster wind-farm installations and lower project caps and

General Cable named a Gold Edison Awards’ Innovation winner

The Edison Awards recently announced that General Cable was voted a Gold Winner for Innovation in the Energy and Sustainability category. This year, the awards are celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence of new products and services. General Cable President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike McDonnell, joined hundreds of senior executives

Trelleborg successfully completes wet testing of NjordGuard

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has successfully completed a series of wet tests to verify the capabilities and functionality of its NjordGuard cable protection system.

Siemens and Sumitomo partner on HVDC transmission system

A consortium between Siemens and Sumitomo Electric Industries has been awarded an HVDC order from Indian transmission operator Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system. The about 200-km long HVDC connection will be India’s first DC link featuring voltage-sourced converter (VSC) technology. VSC is the latest innovation in

Seaproof Solutions wins contract for its cable protector for DONG Energy’s 1.2 GW project

This is the 13th offshore wind farm project for Seaproof Solutions, taking the total number of cable protection systems supplied to more than 1,000 units.

Cicoil power cords resist kinking, fatigue, and fraying

The unique outer power cords jacket is self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform due to long term exposure to vibration, sunlight, temperature extremes (-65°C to +165°C), acid rain, fungus, alcohol, mechanical stress, humidity, ozone, UV light and many chemicals.