Nexans wins 36 million euro frame contract to supply power cables to Belgian railway operator Infrabel
Nexans will supply most of Infrabel’s 1kV power distribution cable needs for the next two years
Paris, June 13, 2013 - Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has just signed a 36 million euro frame contract with Infrabel, the Belgian railway operator, to supply 1 kV power distribution cables for network refurbishment projects over the next two years.
“We are very proud that, following a Europe-wide tender process, Infrabel has awarded Nexans the contract to supply most of its 1 kV power distribution cables for the next two years. This will amount to more than 5’300 km of cables, 90 percent of which will be manufactured by our Belgian units. The remaining 10 percent will be produced by other Nexans plants across Europe,” said Koen Van Gucht, Sales & Marketing Manager for Nexans Belgium.
“This contract re-establishes Nexans as one of Infrabel’s main power cable suppliers at a time when railway infrastructure is undergoing major renovation,” said Eric du Tertre, Nexans Market Segment Director Rail Infrastructure. “This success reflects the proven quality of our cables and our leadership in this highly competitive market.”
With energy at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas, and mining) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, and railways). Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and commitment, customer orientation and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 25,000 people and had sales in 2012 of nearly 7.2 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.