Press releases 2003

Nexans and Mysticom Extend 10 Gigabit Ethernet links to 25 meters over Cat.7

Paris, November 26, 2003 ' Mysticom, an innovative supplier of high-speed communication ICs, announced superior performance and extended data transmission distances during interoperability testing with the Nexans Cat.7 connector and cable assembly solution.
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Nexans Visio Template provides the ideal cabling system drawing tool for LANmark solutions

Paris, October 21, 2003 ' Nexans has developed NVT ' Nexans Visio Template ' to provide the ideal cabling system drawing tool for use with its LANmark copper and fiber cabling systems.
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Nexans to supply 23 km of 35 kV submarine cables for the Arklow Bank Wind Farm in Ireland

Paris, July 21, 2003 - Nexans has been awarded an order for the supply of 23 km of 35 kV submarine power cables to transport the power generated by the wind turbines of the Arklow (Ireland) wind farm to an onshore cable station, as well as the links between the individual wind turbines.
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Nexans wins subsea electrical heating cable contract from Statoil for the Kristin field (Norway)

Paris, July 31, 2003 - Nexans has won a Euros 15 million contract from Statoil to supply electrical heating cables, heating cable risers and protective equipment for the subsea flowlines on the Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea.
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Nexans designs the most powerful component for Superconducting Current Limiters worldwide

Paris, September 10, 2003 - The Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (FCL) is a new appliance for the power engineering sector. FCL will considerably improve the network resistance to short circuit currents. This is an important gain in terms of quality for the energy supply, in particular when taking into account factors like the increasing complexity resulting from deregulation and the integration of renewable sources such as wind and solar energy.
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Pirelli and Nexans awarded a 100 million euros contract in Tunisia

Milan-Paris, October 24, 2003 ' A consortium formed by Pirelli Energy Cables and Systems and Nexans has been awarded a 'turn-key' contract by STEG ' Société Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz to provide and install underground high voltage cables and accessories for new power lines in the Tunis area and Bizerte.
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Nexans' high temperature superconductor elements are key to US Department of Energy's $12-million fault current limiter project

Paris, November 18, 2003 ' Nexans has been awarded the contract to supply the high temperature superconductor (HTS) components for the US Department of Energy's $12-million Matrix Fault Current Limiter (MFCL) project.
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Nexans has not submitted an offer for the acquisition of the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) activities of Alstom

Paris, July 18, 2003 - Following an article of today in the French press, Nexans points out that it has not submitted an offer for the acquisition of the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) activities of Alstom.
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Nexans and Pirelli awarded a contract worth 115 million euros, the 2003 most important contract in the Energy sector

Paris, December10, 2003 ' A consortium formed 50/50 by Nexans and Pirelli has been awarded a contract for realizing - for Moroccan power company L'Office National de l'Electricité and Spanish Red Electrica de España - a turn-key high voltage submarine link that will interconnect Spanish and Moroccan power grids across the Gibraltar Strait and is worth 115 million euros.
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Cable supply order for luggage conveying system at Madrid Airport

Paris, September 1, 2003 - For the extension Madrid's international airport, Nexans won an order last year for the supply of cables for the luggage conveying systems of two new terminals.
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2003 First quarter sales

Paris, April 16, 2003 -  Nexans announces sales of euros 978 million for the first quarter of 2003.
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Nexans' half year results : Operating margin holds up well despite a fall in sales

Paris, July 22, 2003 - At its meeting of July 21, 2003, chaired by Gérard Hauser, the Nexans Board of Directors reviewed Nexans' financial statements for the first half of the year.
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Preliminary consolidated results for 2002: Nexans demonstrates its ability to adapt, and improves its financial structure, in a difficult environment

Paris, January 27, 2003 ' Nexans' Board of Directors, chaired by Gérard Hauser, met on January 24, 2003 to review the preliminary consolidated financial statements for 2002.
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Superconductivity: Nexans signs a contract with the DGA

Paris, July 17, 2003 - Nexans has signed a contract with the DGA (Délégation Générale pour l'Armement) for the supply of a superconducting coil that can store magnetic energy and convert it into electricity in the space of about one second.
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Nexans adopts a new organizational structure

Paris, June 12, 2003 ' Two years after being listed on the Paris stock exchange, Nexans announces implementation of a new organizational structure to better meet the business challenges facing its activities today.
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Nexans LANmark 'GG45' Category 7 Launches to Success

Paris, May 28, 2003 - Despite the fact that Category 7 has traditionally been considered as a 'German system', many of the first projects have in fact come from outside of Germany with orders being placed in Norway, France and even the UK, a predominantly UTP market.
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Nexans has signed a memorandum of understanding with Platinum Equity for the sale of its distribution activities in Norway

Paris, July 2, 2003 ' Nexans has signed a memorandum of understanding with Platinum Equity, a leading private equity firm specialized in the acquisition and expansion of technology companies, for the sale of its distribution activities located in Norway (Nexans Distribusjon AS).
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Press release on Alstom T&D

Paris, June 17, 2003 ' Alstom has announced the sale of its Transmission & Distribution (T&D) sector.
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Nexans signs an agreement in principle to buy Brazilian company Furukawa Cabos de Energia S.A. (FCE)

Paris, January 14, 2003 - Nexans today announced it has signed an agreement in principle with Brazilian company Furukawa Industrial S.A. Produtos Elétricos (owned 51% by The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan) and 49% by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan, Brazil)) to acquire all the stock in its subsidiary Furukawa Cabos de Energia S.A. (FCE).
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Freeserve connects using LANmark

Paris, April 22, 2003 - Freeserve, the UK's No.1 internet portal and access provider, has recently completed the installation of a Nexans LANmark structured cabling system in it's new Technical Headquarters in Leeds.
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Nexans to manufacture superconductor cable for US Department of Energy's $30 million project on Long Island

Paris, April 23, 2003 - Nexans has been awarded the contract to manufacture the cable and cryogenic insulation system for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) $30 million high temperature superconductor (HTS) power transmission cable project in the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) transmission grid.
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Nexans equips Belgacom Towers in Brussels with LANmark Category 6 solution

Paris, January 23, 2003 - Nexans has been awarded the contract for cabling the two 'Belgacom U+T Towers' in Brussels with a LANmark Category 6 solution.
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Nexans won a 41 million euro contract from ABB

Paris, January 16, 2003 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has been awarded a letter of intent from ABB for the supply of 165km of umbilical cables and 26,5 km of submarine control cables.
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Alstom selects Nexans as a strategic supplier

Paris, March 6, 2003 - Alstom has chosen Nexans as principal supplier of cables for both energy and telecommunications.
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Nexans wins a 50 million euro contract with Salt River Project in Tempe, Arizona

Paris, January 7, 2003 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has won a new four-year contract, valued at roughly 50 million euro, to supply power cable to the Salt River Project (SRP), a major electrical utility located on the West Coast of the US.
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Nexans cables reaches new heights in Switzerland

Paris, April 10, 2003 - Nexans have been awarded the cabling contract for Switzerland's tallest building, the 'Fair Tower', in Basel.
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Innopower chooses Nexans technology for China's first High Temperature Superconducting power cable project

Paris, 17 April, 2003 - Nexans is participating in China's first High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) power cable project, led by Innopower Superconductor Cable Co., Ltd. The project is based at a power station in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province in southern China.
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