Nexans to provide cables for Chinese nuclear plant

Cable company Nexans has been awarded a €9m (£7.5m) contract by energy company China Nuclear Power Engineering to supply low-voltage (LV) power, control and instrumentation cables for the 1,660MWe Taishan EPR nuclear power plant − currently under construction in Guangdong Province, southeast China.
Nexans is supplying K3 type cables that have been specifically designed for nuclear power installations to ensure enhanced fire performance in emergency situations.

The cables provide a high level of fire retardancy and fire resistance, together with low-smoke and low-toxicity characteristics enabled by the use of zero-halogen materials.