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Cabling - Articles and news items

Electrification to prompt surge in demand for cables

Issue 1 2011 / 15 February 2011 /

Cables have applications all across the railway industry. Increasing interest in electrification implies extra demand for cables.

Electrified railways are the way forward for the future, as they are cleaner and cheaper to operate than diesel. Another key point is that they are able to draw their power from any primary source – nuclear, renewable or fossil fuel – rather than being dependent on oil.

Railway electrification market remains buoyant

Issue 2 2010 / 4 April 2010 /

Railway electrification captures the zeitgeist of the 2010s. It addresses two of the world’s central concerns at this time: oil availability and carbon emissions. So despite pressures on public finances as a result of the economic recession, railway electrification continues to prove popular in Europe.

‘Peak oil’, the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline, may already have been passed. So analysts fear there will be less and less oil available, and what there is will be more and more expensive.

 

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