Nexans wins cable contract for Bombardier Transportation’s passenger locomotives for North America

Nexans will supply the majority of the power, control and data cables for 27 electric locomotives under construction for New Jersey Transit

Paris, November 6, 2008 – Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has won a contract from Bombardier Transportation in Kassel, Germany to supply the majority of all the power, control and data cables to be used in the construction of 27 passenger locomotives for the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT). The powerful new locomotives will help NJ TRANSIT to expand capacity in its passenger rail operations.

 Rolling stock power cables

The new ALP-46A locomotives are an evolution of Bombardier’s service-proven ALP-46 electric locomotive technology that has been in operation since 2002. Nexans had also delivered the cables for those locomotives as well and had demonstrated its excellent reliability.

The cables for the locomotives comply with the highest technical standards, especially for fire performance and efficiency. The power cables are rubber-insulated, while the control and data cables are insulated with irradiated polyethylene. They will be manufactured in the Nexans plants in Nuremberg and Monchengladbach, Germany, with delivery starting in April 2009.

The main factors that persuaded Bombardier Transportation to place this major contract with Nexans are our proven capability to design, develop and deliver on-time and throughout the world a complete range of special cables to meet virtually any rolling stock requirement” said Dietmar Steinbach, Nexans Global Segment Manager for Rolling Stock.

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With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans addresses a series of market segments from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotive, electronics, aeronautics, handling and automation. With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 22,800 people and had sales in 2007 of 7.4 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. More information on

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