BICC Supertension Cables

British Insulated Callender's Cables (BICC) was formed in 1945 by the merger of Callender's Cable & Construction Company Limited and British Insulated Cables. These companies started manufacturing submarine cables in the 1850s.

BICC designed and manufactured super tension cables. Lower power cables were manufactured with paper insulation impregnated with oil or wax whereas for higher power levels, oil or gas-filled high-pressure insulation was used. Electric utility companies use underwater and underground super tension cables to transfer power from power stations to locations closer to end-users where it is converted to lower voltage levels for use in commercial or residential environments. Other industries that require power at high voltage such as steel manufacturing and railways also use super tension cables.

From 1978 through to the early 2000s we developed and supported, many CAE programs for BICC Supertension Cables. The applications included complex analysis and rating calculations for a wide variety of cable types and constructions. These were typically high voltage, oil filled, underground or sub-sea cables. The illustration shows extracts from some cable drawings that were automatically generated by our software.

BICC Supertension Cables