Southwire Underground Transmission Solutions Delivers a Single Source Power Supply Chain Solution

Apr 18, 2016

Southwire Underground Transmission Solutions now offers a full spectrum of high-voltage underground transmission cables and accessories that provide reliability, scalability and flexibility. Southwire added high-voltage and extra high-voltage cable products to its portfolio and expanded its capacity to produce a broader range of underground transmission cables when it purchased a high-voltage plant in Huntersville, North Carolina.

“Southwire offers a complete single source solution that includes a product line offering of underground transmission cable products, installation services, tools, and equipment designed to meet our customer’s specific high-voltage needs,” said Charlie Murrah, President of Southwire’s Power Systems and Solutions Group. “We're with our customers every step of the way with responsive service, unmatched engineering support, and onsite project management. This commitment has resulted in zero cable failures with over 7.5-million feet of high-voltage cable installed.”

Southwire Underground Transmission Solutions not only includes a full-line of cables, but also provides technical leadership in the power supply chain market. It starts with a complete line of exclusive accessories from Kabeldon and nkt cables for 69 kV to 400 kV cables, and includes the tools and equipment that make every installation go smoother.

End to End Solution

The Huntersville plant has a full-range of support services including engineering, project management, installation, and testing. The plant features a 430-foot extrusion tower – approximately one and one-half football fields high. The “tower of power” centers the stranded metal conductor until the extruded core cools to ensure concentricity of the cable.

“The Huntersville plant fits nicely with Southwire’s family of manufacturing facilities and customer service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras and China,” added Murrah. “Southwire can now provide our customers with a single source solution for underground transmission lines from end to end.”

Find out more about Southwire’s Underground Transmission Solutions at here or call 704-379-9600.

Southwire will also have Underground and Overground Transmission Solutions information available at this year’s IEEE T&D Expo in Dallas on May 3-5. Visit Southwire at booth, number 5612.