Renewable energy sources and the wire and cable industry

PUBLISHED: 30 Nov 11

The "power & trends" 2/2011 issue is now available

The most recent issue of power & trends, the customer newspaper of the leading wire and cable machinery manufacturer Maschinenfabrik Niehoff, is now on the desk. It contains articles in English, Chinese and German with a Russian summary. Since the catastrophic events in a Japanese nuclear power plant in March 2011, the utilization of renewable energy sources like water energy, wind force and solar energy has gained more and more general interest. The main article of this power & trends issue deals generally with this topic and the meaning for the wire and cable industry. The article comprehends central ideas of the editorial "Renewable Energy & Grid Developments Provided by CRU" published in the July 2011 ICF-Newsletter of the International Cablemakers Federation. Further findings and data of the CRU survey are mentioned in articles about the generation of electrical current in wind power plants and solar power plants. It may be interesting for wire and cable manufacturers that still more than 1.4 billion people have to live without any electrical power supply as reported during the Solar World Congress 2011 in late Summer 2011.

As a consequence, the wire and cable industry and their suppliers like Niehoff and its partner companies HFSAB and Bühler Würz Kaltwalztechnik are confronted with promising tasks. HFSAB builds horizontal lead extruders which apply protective sheaths on subsea cables, while Bühler Würz Kaltwalztechnik has developed a PV-Ribbon cold rolling line. In the issue Shandong Xinhui Copper Co., Ltd., one of the largest copper fine wire manufacturers in north China, is introduced.

Further information on Niehoff products is given in the article about the the new inductive annealer type RI 420. News in brief conclude the information offer of this issue.

"power & trends" is providing Niehoff customers and friends twice a year with a wide range of ideas on how to improve the competitiveness of their businesses.

The customer newspaper can be obtained from Niehoff headquarters in Germany or any Niehoff subsidiary and service office all over the world. It is also available at the Niehoff website:

Maschinenfabrik Niehoff GmbH & Co KG, Germany
Tel: + 49 91 22977 0

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