For cable vibration problems, think Lapp’s Skintop strain relief

The Skintop integrated locking mechanism includes an internal ratchet inside the sealing portion of the cord grip for vibration relief.

ILSCO updates family of surge-protective devices

ILSCO’s Surgency, a family of surge-protective devices, has been updated to include a zinc-plated, liquid-tight hub with tapered female threads. The new corrosion-resistant hub is and made of solid alloy steel. It provides even more versatility in the application of the Surgency models and a faster, easier installation. It also allows for minimal connection lead length, which

ABB completes HVDC link upgrade in Canada to support transmission of renewables

ABB has completed a major upgrade of the 350-MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link that connects the grids of Québec and New Brunswick in southeast Canada. The back-to-back converter station has been in operation for more than 30 years, and the modernization is expected to significantly improve grid reliability and help reduce maintenance

NYPA completes substation work to grid-connect New York’s Jericho Rise Wind Farm

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed work at a Franklin County substation that will help send 77.7 MW of renewable energy from the Jericho Rise Wind Farm to the New York power grid. The wind farm, located in the towns of Chateaugay and Belmont, are owned by EDP Renewables North America. NYPA energized the equipment,

Siemens to deliver two HVDC converter stations to connect power between Germany and Belgium

Siemens has won a contract with transmission operators, Amprion and Elia, to will deliver two high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter stations for the first electricity interconnector between Germany and Belgium. The order volume for Siemens, including a five-year maintenance agreement, amounts to €273 million. The German Transmission System Operator Amprion and the Belgian Transmission System Operator Elia

Fugro completes phase one of cable lay at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

Fugro has completed phase one of cable-laying operations on schedule at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, as the work halts for a break over winter. The work vessels will return next spring, complete with Fugro’s full cable-installation equipment spread, to install the remaining 62 cables in phase two. The initial install of 60 cables was completed

VBMS wins cable contract for 700-MW offshore-wind connections

Boskalis announced that its subsidiary VBMS, in consortium with nkt cables has been awarded the Borssele Alpha contract by TenneT for the installation of two export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 1 and 2 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. The contract value of Boskalis’ share is approximately EUR 70 million.

GE and Clean Line Energy partner on massive Plains & Eastern transmission project

GE Energy Connections and Clean Line Energy announced their collaboration for the development of America’s largest clean-energy infrastructure project, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. The transmission project will be the first overhead high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) project in the U.S. in more than 20 years. GE has been selected as the exclusive provider of the HVDC converter stations, paving

Making of the modern offshore substation

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe IQPC GmbH Offshore substations — the systems that collect and export the power generated by turbines through specialized submarine cables — are an essential component of offshore wind farms, especially at large, multi-megawatt sites. These systems serve an important function: to stabilize and maximize the voltage of power generated offshore, reduce

ILSCO intros touch safe power distribution blocks

The transparent cover provides IP20 touch safe protection as well as aids in visual inspection.