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Legrand cable management solution installed at Brighton and Hove Albion's new stadium

The Amex Stadium, Brighton & Hove Albion’s new 22,500 capacity stadium, was built with efficiency and economy of operation being key to its long term viability and has become one of the first stadia in the UK to receive a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating. This was achieved through various means, including minimising construction traffic disruption by relocating spoil locally for the remediation and improvement of the adjacent arable fields, minimising C... [more]

BASEC' advice on solving usual cable problems

Dr Jeremy Hodge, Chief Executive of the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) discusses the top five problems electrical contractors ask about with electrical cables and offers advice on what to do if a problem is identified. Cable damaged during installation Armoured cables are intended for use in tough environments such as burial, but they can be damaged during installation. The highest risk is during the process of pulling cable in... [more]

Prysmian's FP200 Gold fire resistant cable installed at new terminal building for Portsmouth International Port

The new terminal building for Portsmouth International Port is designed to accommodate 2,400 passengers and replaces the original, built in 1976. Passengers leave for destinations in France, Spain and the Channel Islands with more than 170 services departing and arriving every week. Portsmouth City Council gave approval in 2008 for the new building to be constructed. From the outset, the scheme was designed to have a reduced environmental impa... [more]

Nexans enters joint venture with the Shandong Yanggu Cable Group to reinforce their position in the Chinese cable market

Founded in 1985 and located in Shandong province in Northern China, Shandong Yanggu is one of the leading manufacturers of power cables in China. In 2010, the sales of its power cable businesses totaled 1.3 billion RMB (approximately 150 million euros). Nexans has signed an agreement with the Shandong Yanggu Cable Group to create a joint venture based on Shandong Yanggu’s power cable business in China. Nexans will hold 75% and Shandong Yanggu... [more]

Zucchini MR busbar system and Electrak buscom used in a new BAE facility

Specified by NG Bailey, Legrand's Electrak buscom and Zucchini MR busbar systems from the company’s power distribution division are used for a new BAE production facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear. In addition, its Zucchini EdM medium voltage cast resin transformer was specified by utilities contractor, PN Daly. Paul Hoy, a project engineer at NG Bailey, said: “In the past we have dealt with Zucchini and Electrak separately and have always be... [more]

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