01.06.2010

Nexans wins major power and control cable contract

Nexans, global leader in the cable industry, has been awarded a major contract by Siemens AG Energy Sector to supply over 160 km of power and control cables for Petrovietnam’s 750 MW Nhon Trach 2 combined cycle power plant currently under construction in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.

Nexans wins major power and control cable contract for Petrovietnam’s Nhon Trach 2 power plantNexans LiOA Wire & Cable, Nexans’ Vietnamese subsidiary, has been selected by Siemens as manufacturer and supplier of low and medium voltage cables for the Nhon Trach 2 project. The cables will feature copper cores and XLPE insulation. The low voltage control cables are shielded to meet the IEC 60502-1 standard. Two types of power cables are being supplied: 10 kV cables comprising single and 3-cores to IEC 60502-2; 1 kV single and multi-core cables to IEC 60502-1.

“Petrovietnam is Vietnam’s largest oil and gas utility and we are delighted to be involved in this important strategic project for the future expansion of the country’s power infrastructure”, says Nicholas Ballas, Nexans’ Executive Vice President for the Asia-Pacific Area. “The tendering process was extremely competitive, and a key factor in our success was the support of the Nexans Global Key Account Management team who have developed a close working relationship with Siemens going back over seven years.”

The cables have been manufactured locally by Nexans for installation at Nhon Trach 2 this month. Nexans LiOA Wire & Cable is one of the two subsidiaries operating in Vietnam and is a joint venture with Nhat Linh.