Nexans to supply 500km of cable for airfield lighting system of Cairo International Airport

Cairo AirportParis, October 20, 2009 – Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, is supplying Cairo Engineering Equipment with approximately 500km of cable to be used in the new third runway being constructed at Cairo International Airport in Egypt. Construction of the new runway has already started and it will be 4,000 metres long and 65 metres wide. It will replace the current cross runway after it becomes operational, increasing the capacity of the airport to 120 movements per hour.

The 500km of cable supplied by Nexans will comprise 340kms 5kV primary cable that will provide power to the lighting transformers and 80kms of H07RN-F standard secondary cable which will connect the transformers to the airfield lights. The system will also include 80km of H07V-U standard earth cables.

Nexans was awarded the contract because its cables complied with all the international specifications for airfield applications”, says Paolo Pieri Nexans’ Airport Infrastructure Business Segment Manager. “We were also awarded the contract because our products are competitively priced and due to our extensive customer support and reference list”.

The cables will be manufactured at Nexans’ plants located in Lyon, Bohain and Autun in France.

In addition to airfield ground lighting, Nexans provides a complete range of cable solutions to ensure airport safety, security and efficiency and supplies power (high, medium and low voltage) and fiber optic cables for installations from energy and communication networks to multiple terminals and hangars to control towers. Nexans has already equipped many airports throughout the world such as Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea, Enfidha, Tunisia and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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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 22,400 people and had sales in 2008 of 6.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. More information on