■ Composite optical?electrical cables developed in partnership with the Dangjin coal-fired power complex of Korea East?West Power
■ Secured opportunity to target niche markets for new ports and power plants
LS Cable & System (Chairman & CEO: Christopher Koo) announced on the 10th that the company, as the first in Korea, succeeded in developing special cables for heavy equipment likes industrial cranes used in power plants and ports in partnership with the Dangjin coal-fired power complex of Korea East?West Power (KEWP).
LS Cable & System, together with the Dangjin coal-fired power complex of KEWP, has developed two types of cables, a composite optical?electrical cable (6/10kV) and a power supply cable (0.6/1kV) which are now being used at the Dangjin coal-fired power complex of KEWP. The optical?electrical cable is for cranes that transport large freight containers. It consists of a power supply cable and a communication cable for control and monitoring equipment. The power supply cable is designed for small cranes and conveyor systems.
Both cables are specially designed for increased abrasion resistance and tensile strength and also to prevent cable twisting. First, an especially tough textile braided sheath covers the cables to prevent twisting then a smooth flame retardant polychloroprene coating is applied to the outer surface to protect the cable against moisture, oils, solvents and chemicals. According to LS Cable & System, the cables can function properly even under extreme conditions including fire, extreme bending and heavy loads. The cables have already passed strict quality tests and are being primarily used at the Dangjin coal-fired power complex of KEWP.
Until now such special cables had only been manufactured by European cable makers. Therefore, with this development, LS Cable & System has secured an opportunity to target niche markets, such as new ports and power plants. In addition, as container ships and oil vessels are becoming ever larger and marine transportation is increasing with increased trade volume, the importance of such markets is also increasing. As a result, LS Cable & System will actively market these special cables both domestically and internationally.