Nexans equips Bombardier’s Queensland trains with FLAMEX® range cables

Nexans has been awarded a contract by Bombardier Transportation to supply low and medium voltage cables for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock Project

Paris, March 18, 2015 – Regional trains in Australia will rely on Nexans cables after Bombardier Transportation awarded a contract for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock Project. Nexans will supply a range of low and medium voltage FLAMEX® rolling stock cables for 75 six-car electric multiple units (EMU).

FLAMEX® multipairesThe contract will see Nexans manufacture and deliver low voltage power, control and data communication cables as well as medium voltage cables for traction motor and transformer applications. It was awarded after a competitive bidding process where Nexans provided a detailed production and supply plan in line with Bombardier’s overall project schedule.

The cables, rated from 300 V to 3600 V, conform to EN and fire performance standards. Nexans FLAMEX® cables are fire resistant and non-toxic. The cables will be manufactured in France and Germany, and then delivered to the Bombardier plant in India. Installation began in January 2015 and will continue until the end of 2017.

Nexans equips Bombardier’s Queensland trains with FLAMEX® range cablesThe new trains will replace an ageing fleet and increase the current fleet by 30 percent to meet the growing demand for public transportation in the Queensland region.

François Renier, Rollingstock Segment Manager at Nexans said, “The award of this contract reinforces Nexans’ position in Australia and Asia as a leader in rolling stock cabling. Nexans is pleased to be working with Bombardier on this project to increase reliability and capacity.”

Manish Shah, Head of Procurement at Bombardier Transportation India said, “We were looking for a partner that was able to supply all the cabling for the EMUs within a tight schedule.”

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