Nexans to make the vital EHV connections for European TSOs

Nexans will supply 380 kV cable systems to two European TSOs, Terna of Italy and Amprion of Germany

Paris, July 18, 2013 - Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has been awarded contracts worth a total of over Euros 20 million to design, manufacture and install EHV (Extra High Voltage) cable systems for two of Europe’s leading TSOs (Transmission System Operators) – Terna of Italy and Amprion of Germany.

Nexans to make the vital EHV connections for European TSOsTerna Rete Italia’s new 380 kV project is aimed at improving the quality of the electricity network serving South-Eastern Sicily, especially as electricity production in this area increases both through conventional and renewable sources. Nexans will design, supply, install and test two major EHV underground cable circuits connecting the Priolo and Melilli power stations in the province of Siracusa.

As part of the German Power Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG), which promotes the partial undergrounding of overhead lines in residential areas, Amprion is building a new 380 kV line connecting substations in Wesel on Borken, Steinfurt and Lingen to Meppen in Emsland. Nexans will design, supply, install and test the entire cable system for the construction of the first pilot section of partial undergrounding.

“These 2 important European projects demonstrate once again our technical leadership in EHV, especially as part of partial underground solutions,” says Dirk Steinbrink, Nexans’ Executive Vice President High Voltage & Underwater Cables Business Group.  “We offer our TSO customers both competitive and innovative solutions, as well as the support of our German and Italian local service teams to execute the projects. This combination of centralized expertize and local skills is key to our success.”

The cables will be manufactured in the Nexans High Voltage factory in Charleroi (Belgium), while the accessories will be produced in Cossonay (Switzerland).

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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.