Nexans’ complete Flamex range of cables to equip Hyundai Rotem high speed trains Contract value worth around 3.5 million Euros
Paris, September 13, 2012 – Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has been awarded a contract worth around 3.5 million Euro to manufacture and supply specialized rolling stock cables to Hyundai Rotem, for 10 high-speed train sets KTX-II it is manufacturing for Korail, South Korea’s national railway operator. The cables supplied are part of Nexans’ complete Flamex range. They include control cables as well as power cables. The KTX-II trains will operate on South Korea’s Honam Line.
The first cable sets will be delivered at the end of 2012. Nexans expects to complete the project within the next two years.
FLAMEX compliance with international safety standards
The Nexans FLAMEX range covers all product families from power to control cables, data-bus, jumpers, optical fiber and roof HV pantograph cables. FLAMEX cables have been designed with passenger safety and security in mind. They comply with all international standards, such as European (EN), French (NFF), German (VDE), British (BS) and International standards (IEC). All FLAMEX cables are also environmentally friendly, as they are strictly Halogen free.
FLAMEX cables do not contribute to fire propagation and produce only low smoke emissions that are not corrosive and low in toxicity. They have excellent tensile strength characteristics, and provide outstanding mechanical resistance to abrasion, cutting forces and chemical agents. These characteristics are vital for the rolling stock industry: in a fire situation they will help to secure the power supply for doors, ventilation, passenger announcement and data transmission systems – all of which can, ultimately, save lives.
Meeting on-time delivery agreements
“Nexans has worked with Hyundai Rotem for over ten years and was awarded this contract thanks to its ability to demonstrate it could deliver an excellent service to customers. For Hyundai Rotem, this meant we had to prove – and commit – that we could meet strict service level requirements,” says François Renier, Rolling Stock Segment Manager, Nexans. “Over the years we have developed a sophisticated stock management system, which we are using to ensure on-time delivery for Hyundai Rotem.”
The cables are being manufactured in Nexans’ plants: Paillart and Lyon, France and Monchengladbach, Germany.
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