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Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW), a subsidiary of General Cable, has been contracted by Van Oord, an international marine contractor, to design, manufacture and deliver inter-array cables for Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.

Per a report in subsea world news, the NSW will deliver 45 km of medium-voltage submarine power cables for the Deutsche Bucht, which is owned by Northland Power. Delivery of the submarine cables is scheduled for spring of 2019, the company said.

Van Oord will deploy its offshore installation vessel Aeolus and cable-laying vessel Nexus for the installation works. The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm is located in the North Sea, approximately 95 km north-west of the island of Borkum. It includes 31 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 164-8.0 MW (8.4 MW Power Mode) turbines, which will generate a total output of 252 MW..

Pourtier, a member of the Gauder Group, reports that it has received a multi-million euro order for a rigid stranding line from NKT Germany.

A press release said that Pourtier—which to date has commissioned more than 700 drum twisters and 120 rigid stranding and planetary lines—is supplying a new rigid stranding line, for 130 wires. It is designed to produce  3500 mm2 Cu round compacted cable and 4000 mm2 Al round compacted cables. The line is to be delivered early in 2019 to NKT’s operation in Cologne, Germany,  commissioned. The order represents repeat business, as Pourtier has previously provided lines to ABB plants in Sweden and the U.S. that are now part of NSW.

The Cologne plant was described as a state-of-the-art cable factory, designed to facilitate optimal cable production and an optimum of environmental protection. It produces medium- and high-voltage cables and accessories, fiber optic products, superconducting cables, submarine cables and VALCAP® Grid monitoring systems.

“It is a source of major satisfaction and pride to be involved, together with NKT Germany, in this very interesting still technically challenging project,” said Pourtier President Thierry Collard.

The Chilean government has awarded Huawei Marine the contract to build a subsea cable connecting with the country’s far south.

Multiple media reports cited a statement from the Chinese technology giant, in which it said that it will partner with CTR (Comunicación y Telefonía Rural) to build the Fiber Óptica Austral (FOA), a 2,800 km connection from Puerto Montt to the Patagonian cities of Caleta Tortel and Punta Arenas through to Puerto Williams in the far south.

Subtel, as a Vice Ministry of Telecommunication and Transportation Ministry of Chile, will invest in the new FOA to connect Las Lagos, Aysén and Magallanes regions. CTR was awarded the contract to deploy and operate the network, while Huawei Marine will provide the end-to-end submarine cable solution. The system, which has a design capacity of 16 Tb/s, is expected to be completed by the end of 2019..

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy and Turkey and AD investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Korea, Spain, and the U.K.

The Commerce Department determined that exporters from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the U.K. are dumping carbon and alloy steel wire rod in the U.S. at 12.41-18.89%, 41.10%, 11.08-32.64%, 4.74-7.94%, and 147.63% less than fair value, respectively. Commerce also determined that Italy and Turkey are providing countervailable subsidies to its producers of carbon and alloy steel wire rod at rates ranging from 4.16-44.18% and 3.81-3.86%, respectively.

In 2016, imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom were valued at an estimated $12.2 million, $45.6 million, $40.7 million, $41.4 million, and $20.5 million, respectively.
Commerce also cited rates for individual companies in its findings, as follows.

In Italy, Ferriere Nord was assigned a dumping margin of 12.41% and a subsidy rate of 4.16% and Ferriera Valsider a dumping margin of 18.89% and a subsidy rate of 44.18%. All others were assigned a dumping margin of 12.41 percent and a subsidy rate of 4.16%.
South Korea’s POSCO  was assigned a dumping margin of 41.10%.

In Spain, Global Steel Wire, CELSA Atlantic and Compania Espanola de Laminacion were assigned dumping margins of 11.08%; ArcelorMittal Espana, a unit of ArcelorMittal, a margin of 32.64%; and all others, 11.08%.

In Turkey, Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi received a dumping margin of 4.74%, Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi a margin of 7.94%, and all others, margins of 6.34%. Habas Sinai Ve Tibbi Gazlar Istih got a subsidy rate of 3.86%, Icdas Celik Eberji Tersane Ve Ulasim San a rate of 3.81%, and all others, a rate of 3.84%.

British Steel Ltd and Longs Steel UK Ltd were given dumping margins of 147.63%, as were all other U.K. exporters.

The petitioners in the case were Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc., Nucor Corporation, Keystone Consolidated Industries and Charter Steel.

If the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes affirmative final injury determinations by or about the scheduled date of May 3, Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders. If the ITC makes negative final determinations of injury, the investigations will be terminated and no orders will be issued.

From January 20, 2017, through March 20, 2018, the Commerce Department has initiated 102 antidumping and countervailing duty investigations – a 96% increase from the prior year.

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW), a subsidiary of General Cable, has been contracted by Van Oord, an international marine contractor, to design, manufacture and deliver inter-array cables for Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.

Per subsea world news, the NSW will deliver 45 km of medium-voltage submarine power cables for the Deutsche Bucht, which is owned by Northland Power. Delivery of the submarine cables is scheduled for spring of 2019, the company said.

Van Oord will deploy its offshore installation vessel Aeolus and cable-laying vessel Nexus for the installation works. The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm is located in the North Sea, approximately 95 km north-west of the island of Borkum. It includes 31 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 164-8.0MW (8.4MW Power Mode) turbines, which will generate a total output of 252 MW.

Upon its planned completion in late 2019, the wind farm will provide renewable energy to more than 178,000 households..