Nexans set to upgrade Abu Dhabi cable network

Cable company Nexans has been awarded a €72.7m (£60.5m) contract by the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (Transco) for a turnkey project to upgrade the high-voltage underground power-cable infrastructure in Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates.
The project will involve the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of approximately 210km of 132kV XLPE (cross linked polyethylene) underground power cables.

Single-phase cables will have copper cross-sections of 800, 1,000 and 1,200mm2.

The Transco cables will be manufactured at the Nexans facilities in Belgium and Switzerland, and should be supplied and installed over an 18-month period, starting in late 2010.