Nexans awarded €11m cable contract

Nexans has been awarded an €11m contract by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to supply a high voltage power cable system in Beijing.

The new powerlink in Beijing’s Haidian district, known as the ‘Pilot project’, will be the city’s first intra-city installation of 500kV cables using  XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulation.

Nexans will design, manufacture and install a 7km circuit that will be laid in an underground tunnel, including the supply of all the related high voltage power accessories such as joints and terminations.

A total of 21km of cable will be laid as three separate 7km lengths, one for each phase of the 3-phase electricity supply.

The Beijing project is set for completion towards the end of 2014.