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    Scottish cable manufacturing to be built by Sumitomo Electric

    Plans to erect a power cable facility in Scotland, United Kingdom, were made public by Sumitomo Electric Industries.


    In order to meet the rising demand for premium wires in the area, the company chose to build a factory in the Scottish Highlands, it claimed.


    The UK is anticipated to be one of the greatest markets for power cables as the nation is constructing a lot of offshore wind power projects, according to the company renewable energy and interconnectors are driving demand for them.


    2019 saw the successful delivery by Sumitomo Electric of its cross-linked polyethylene-insulated (XLPE) high-voltage direct current (HVDC) undersea cable system for the UK-Belgium interconnector (NEMO Link).


    According to Sumitomo Electric, the 400kV HVDC XLPE wire has the highest voltage in commercial operation to date.


    As a result, Sumitomo Electric has been awarded numerous contracts on the international market, including work on the German project Corridor A-Nord and the Greenlink Interconnector, which will link the UK and Ireland.


    Osamu Inoue, president and COO of Sumitomo Electric said “We are delighted to work with Cabinet Secretary to build a state-of-the art submarine cable factory in Scotland.”


    “Sumitomo Electric is a technology leader in the industry with a 100-year history of submarine cable production, a solid track record, and high quality standards.”


    “Sumitomo Electric has the technologies necessary for the development of a green society and will work with the Scottish and UK governments and other stakeholders on future offshore wind power and interconnector projects in the region.”


    Neil Gray, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy added “I am absolutely delighted that Sumitomo Electric will be coming to Scotland.”


    “This significant announcement demonstrates the strength of confidence investors have in our vision for a net zero economy.”


    “The Scottish government, Scottish Development International, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise will continue to work closely with Sumitomo Electric to foster this important partnership and unlock the opportunities the global renewables revolution presents.”


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