Nexans sponsors and helps build the Louvre-Lens Museum

Nexans, a worldwide leader in the cable industry, brings its expertise in building safety, energy efficiency and communication networks to the new Louvre-Lens Museum, under construction in the city of Lens, located in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Nexans signed a sponsorship agreement for the project on May 6, 2009. Nexans is donating the power and communication cables that will wire the museum’s 28,000 sq.m of building premises and the 22 hectares of grounds as part of this innovative project which will drive economic development and create a cultural center for the region.

Nexans, Sponsor of the Louvre-Lens Museum

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  • 2003LaunchLaunch of a decentralization initiative for major Paris museums. The Nord-Pas-de-Calais applied to host the Louvre museum.
  • 2004SelectionSelection of the city of Lens, served by the A1, A21 and A26 motorway and a high-speed railway line (TGV).
  • 2005SANAASANAA won the architecture competition.
  • 2009Selection of contractorsNexans became the first sponsor and builder of the Louvre-Lens Museum. The foundation stone was laid on December 4, 2009, on St. Barbara’s Day, the festival of the patron saint of miners.
  • 2005Construction startedwith the opening scheduled in 2012.