Nexans completes cable contract for Beirut City Center, eco-friendly shopping mall in Lebanon
Nexans has delivered over 250 km of power, communications and fire resistant cables for Beirut City Centre
Paris, June 11, 2012 – Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has completed a $1.6 million cable contract for Majid Al-Futtaim Properties to supply the power, communications and fire safety cables required for the construction of Beirut City Centre – a 158,000 sqm, $40 million shopping mall.
Beirut City Centre has been designed by Samir Khairallah & Partners (SKP), an architectural, planning and engineering firm, to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system – which aims to provide building owners and operators with a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
The building, located in the Hazmieh suburb of Beirut, has obtained the LEED Core Shell 2009 Silver Certificate. Nexans, through its subsidiary, Liban cables, has manufactured and supplied 170 km of power cable (low and medium voltage), 68 km of fire resistant cable (to be used in lighting and elevators) and 15 km of specialized communication cables.
“Nexans involvement in this prestigious project is a testament to both the quality of our building cables as well as our proven capability to work closely with customers to ensure on time delivery of cables to meet the stringent performance and energy efficiency requirements set out by developers,” says Bassem El Hibri, Lebanon Country Manager at Nexans. “Nexans’ subsidiary, Liban Cables, has an excellent reputation in the Lebanon, and the close working relationship they established with the customer was a key factor in the success of this project.”
Beirut City Centre, scheduled for opening later in 2012, comprises three basement level car park decks, three levels of retail, a rooftop leisure and entertainment area that includes a cinema and restaurants as well as a full service hypermarket and family entertainment centre.
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 or mining…) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, 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 2011 of 7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com or www.nexans.mobi