The conventional island

Contains the turbine, the AC generator and the condenser, plus additional safety equipment: averages 300-500 km of cables per unit.

Contains the turbine, the AC generator and the condenser, plus additional safety equipment: averages 300-500 km of cables per unit.

LV XLPE cables and connectivity

  • Copper (or aluminum) XLPE energy cables
  • Connect the generator to the HV transformer
  • Nexans produces connectors, as well as cable joints and terminations.

These cables are widely used around the world by conventional electrical generating systems.

nuclear illu LV XLPE cables and connectivity
ALSECURE® fire-retardant and ALSECURE® PLUS fire-resistant cables
  • Energy cables (up to 1 kV) prevent fire propagation and dramatically reduce smoke emission
  • LV power for alarms, smoke evacuation, lighting, sprinklers and equipment during a fire.

Nexans is providing energy cables for Areva’s III-generation EPR reactor in Flamanville (France).

nuclear illu fire retardant resistant cables
Control/instrumentation/ sensor cables
  • To control the pressure and temperature of the steam going to the high-pressure and low pressure turbine elements, and other systems, including the condenser and heaters
  • They can be nuclear-qualified, according to customer requirements.

Nexans has provided these cables for both Ling Ao 3+4 (China), Temelin 1+2 (Czech Republic), and other projects.

nuclear illu control instrumentation sensor cables

Access-control cables

  • Secure cables that give a simple on/off signal for doors, gates, hatches, sliding panels, etc.

Nexans also designs special cables for motion detectors in sensitive nuclear plant areas.

nuclear illu access control cables