‘Almost half of all utility project groundwork puts workers at risk’

A new report says underground pipes and cables are often not properly mapped out before excavation work begins

‘Self-healing’ cables could save Northern Powergrid £20m

The new cables can minimise environmental impact and increase efficiencies by automatically stopping harmful leaks

Could your home be at risk of fire from dodgy cables?

Dangerous, fire-starting cables could allegedly have been installed in homes and businesses across the UK. As much as 11 million metres of the non-compliant cables are said to have been brought to the UK market by Atlas Kablo, a Turkish firm that has now ceased trading, according to a BBC investigation. The Health and Safety […]

Carillion to supply £30m Dudgeon wind farm cable

UK contractor Carillion has been awarded the contract to supply the onshore cable for a 402MW wind project located off eastern England. The Dudgeon Offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar, will generate enough electricity to power more than 400,000 homes every year. Carillion will design, supply and install 288 kilometres […]

Norway hands out licence for power link to UK

Norway today dished out a licence to energy firm Statnett for a new interconnector to the UK. The huge cable running under the sea will be able to carry 1,400 megawatts (MW) of electricity and is set to be ready by 2020. Statnett is working with the UK system operator National Grid on the Norway-UK project, […]

Super cool cable runs efficiency through Essen

Extra energy efficient cables are so hot right now – in a freezing cold way. German power firm RWE has just installed the world’s longest “superconductor” – a cable which loses zero energy while carrying energy because it is super-cooled by nitrogen. The ice cold cable, made by Nexans, stretches one kilometre between two substations […]

Alstom wins €240m Swedish cable project

Power generation firm Alstom has won a €240million contract for a cable project from Sweden’s state-owned utility, Svenska Kraftnät. The manufacturer will work on the 1440 MW South-West Link, which will connect the town of Barkeryd in central Sweden with Hurva in southern Sweden. Alstom’s HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Centre of Excellence in Stafford, […]

Deadline set for carbon floor price and Green Bank

David Cameron today unveiled an energy blueprint to drive home his ambitions for a low carbon economy. And the Carbon Plan sets a series of deadlines which the government believes will put the green economy at the top the agenda both in Westminster and the boardrooms of big business. These include milestones for the Green […]