Nexans wins 2 contracts from RATP for a total amount of 15 million euros

20 October 2011  •  Source: Six Degrees Limited

Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has been awarded two four-year contracts for a total amount of 15 million euros by RATP (the state-owned operator of Paris’ public transport systems) to supply specialized railway infrastructure cables that deliver the ideal combination of high performance, safety and reliability for projects to maintain, upgrade and expand the city’s metro and tram networks.

Enhanced safety

Nexans will supply over 6,700 kilometres of various safety, control and signalling cables. Among them, specialized safety cables (K20) for tunnel installations, where, in the event of a fire, their halogen-free and flame-retardant design will assure low toxicity and minimal smoke emissions to enhance survival, fire-fighting and emergency rescue operations as well as maintaining the continuity of vital power and data communication circuits. Within this K20 range, Nexans will provide power, telecom, signalling and safety cables.

Beyond infrastructures, Nexans will also supply on board cables for the renovation of metro and RER rolling stock, in compliance with European and French standards.

The cables for the RATP contract will be manufactured by Nexans factories located in Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland. In these contracts, Nexans will also propose the supply of drums manufactured in France for the RATP logistic centre based at Boissy Saint Léger in the south of Paris.

“This is a very important contract that reinforces our position as a leading cable supplier for RATP’s current projects” Says Eric du Tertre, Nexans Market Segment Director Rail Infrastructure. “This success continues a long standing working relationship with RATP that reflects the proven quality of our cables, our commitment to understanding their business and our flexibility in delivering both technical and commercial solutions to meet their specific needs”.

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