wiredinUSA August 2020

North and South collaboration

High-speed mill

Image courtesy of Danieli

Changshu Longteng Special Steel, of China, has placed an order for a 400,000 ton per year continuous mill for flat bar products. This is further to the new Danieli SBQ mill and wire rod line recently commissioned at the same facility. The new mill will consist of 11 stands arranged in an H/V configuration, as well as a downstream process that includes a transfer bed and equipment for collecting spooled flat products from the customer’s coiling machines. The new mill will replace a three-high mill, increasing annual production capacity and product quality. Finished products will be 70mm to 130mm thick flats for end plates, at rates up to 75 tons per hour. The plant is scheduled to start production at the beginning of 2021.

RTI Connectivity Pte Ltd and NEC Corporation have jointly announced their successful completion of the 2,700km Japan-Guam-Australia North cable system (JGA North). The cable has an initial minimum design capacity of 24Tbps, increasing to 30Tbps over the next year. JGA North interconnects with Japan- Guam-Australia South (JGA South) in Guam, thereby extending the cable’s reach to both Sydney’s central business district and Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The last cable between Japan and Australia was constructed over 20 years ago. JGA North, a private cable with RTI as the sole investor, is the northern segment of the Japan-Guam-Australia cable system between Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam. JGA North was manufactured and built by NEC, and was funded by proceeds from Japanese financial institutions, including the Fund Corporation for Overseas Development of Japan’s ICT and Postal Services Inc (Japan ICT Fund) and NEC Capital Solutions. JGA South, the southern segment between Piti, Guam, the Sunshine Coast and Sydney, Australia, was manufactured and co-built by NEC and Alcatel Submarine Network (ASN) and has been in service since March 2020. JGA North cable spools onboard the installation vessel

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