Nexans cable powers Wimbledon services with Alsecure NXS

ALSECURE NXS keeps tennis tournament running during major building project

Nexans ALSECURE NXS at WimbledonParis, June 25, 2007 – Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, announces that its fire safety cable will help ensure that this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament can take place in the midst of a major construction project. The Group has provided more than 5 km of Nexans’ ALSECURE NXS prewired conduit cable. A flame retardant cable with minimal smoke emission, ALSECURE NXS is designed to protect people and property from the emission of toxic gases and deadly fumes in the event of a fire. Installed over the last two months, it will be used to power the legendary tournament’s huge array of facilities, including lighting, kitchens, hospitality areas, commentary boxes and scoreboards.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club is in the middle of a three-year, £125m project to build a new translucent, retractable roof over Centre Court, increase capacity from 13,800 to 15,000 seats and improve catering facilities.

We were looking for an armoured cable that was easy to install, and Nexans’ ALSECURE NXS was ideal. Moreover, any cable we needed was available on a next-day basis, which is really useful when you are working on a fast-moving building project like this one”, says Geoff Williams of Pace Services, the electrical contractors on the project.

Croydon-based wholesaler Rexel Senate supplied the cable to Pace, who are working for the project’s principal contractor, Galliford Try.

Fail-safe circuit
ALSECURE NXS cable is ideal for partitioned walls and voids, and will operate 32A Type B MCB circuit breakers if penetrated by a sharp object, providing the ability for an electrical circuit to fail safe. ALSECURE NXS cable provides its own containment, so there is no need for expensive conduit or steel wired armoured cable.

It is suitable for installation both indoors and outside, in cable trays and baskets, in roof spaces and ductwork, directly on brick, stone, metal and other materials, behind plaster and as part of modular wiring systems.

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