Press releases 2008

Nexans partners with Sumitomo Electric in Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) in Europe

Nexans and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI),  today announced that they have reached an agreement to collaborate in optical fiber cable business for terrestrial telecommunications in Europe.

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Nexans and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China to cooperate on basic materials research

An ambitious and customized R&D program will be carried out.

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Nexans opens its first plant in Russia

Ouglich site will produce power cables for the building and infrastructure market.

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Nexans power, signalling and instrumentation cables installed in Terminal 3 at Moscow’s Sheremetevo airport

Nexans supplied around 500 kilometres of cables, worth 3 million Euros.

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Nexans wins cable contract for Bombardier Transportation’s passenger locomotives for North America

Nexans will supply power, control and data cables.

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Nexans starts production of rolling stock special cable in China

This local production will enable Nexans to meet the demands of customers operating in China’s booming rail industry

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2008 third-quarter financial information

Renewed strong increase in organic growth in the cables business: up 7.4% in the third quarter 2008 compared with a 7.2% rise in the first semester 2008  - Organic growth for the whole year is expected to be higher than the initial 6% target - Confirmation of the Group’s capacity to attain a higher operating margin than in 2007 despite the uncertain economic situation

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Closing of Madeco acquisition

With this acquisition, Nexans acquires a leading position in energy cables in a high growth area.

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Issuance by Nexans of 2.5 million new shares in consideration for the contribution by Madeco of shares in Indelqui and Invercable

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Nexans wins major cable order for China’s new High-Speed EMU Trainsets

In an order worth more than 1 million Euro, Nexans is supplying control, power and data cables for the Chinese Ministry of Railways.

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Nexans wins order to supply almost 1,000km of cabling for extension of Istanbul’s commuter rail networks

At Innotrans, Nexans will present its latest product innovations and major projects as complete cable solutions for new generation of urban transports.

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Nexans launches its WINDLINK® range of high-performance cable solutions for wind turbines

At HUSUM WindEnergy Nexans presents its response to the increasing growth of the global market for wind power – the new WINDLINK® range of cable solutions that ensure reliable wind turbine performance for manufacturers worldwide.
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Nexans concludes its acquisition of Intercond

Paris, August 1st, 2008 – Nexans announces the closing of its acquisition of the Italian company Intercond. 

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Nexans cables at the heart of Beijing International Airport baggage handling system

Paris, July 30, 2008 – Nexans has supplied over 2,500 km of power and control cables for a total value contract of around 2.6 million euros.
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2008 first half-year results

7/24/08

Continued increase in organic sales growth of cable businesses: +7.2% - Strong improvement in profitability with operating margin of 9.1% at constant non-ferrous metal prices

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Nexans wins a 58 million euros turnkey contract for underground HV powerlinks in Qatar

New contract signed with KAHRAMAA for the phase VIII expansion and development program of Doha’s electricity network, following the order worth 80 million euros announced last June.
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Jacques Villemur joins Nexans Executive Committee as Senior Corporate Vice President in charge of Human Resources

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Paris, June 25, 2008 – Successful commissioning of the world’s first transmission voltage superconductor cable in Long Island

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Paris, June 24, 2008 – Nexans breaks new ground with two new concepts in copper cabling solutions

  
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Nexans sells its telecommunications copper cables businesses activity in Spain

Paris, June 2, 2008 – Nexans announces having closed the sale of its Santander production unit.
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Nexans creates a joint venture in Qatar - its first manufacturing plant in an Arabic Gulf state

Paris, June 2, 2008 – The new Qatar International Cable Company QICC will be Qatar’s first cable plant
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Nexans acquires Intercond, a leading European manufacturer of special cables

Paris, May 29, 2008 – This acquisition strengthens the Group’s leadership in the fast-growing industrial cable activities
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World’s first transmission voltage superconductor cable energised successfully in LIPA’s power grid

Paris, April 30, 2008 – Nexans claims two world records: the longest cable with the highest voltage.
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Shareholders' information meeting - Paris - April 22, 2008

The shareholders' information meeting was held in Paris on April 22, 2008, at the Musée d'Orsay.
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2008 first-quarter financial information

Paris, April 22, 2008 – Nexans today announced 2008 first-quarter sales of 1,743 million euros (at actual non-ferrous metal prices).
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24 million Euro submarine power cable contract for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm

Paris – April 16, 2008 – Nexans cables will export 315 MW of power from a new wind farm off the east coast of England.

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Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of April 10, 2008 - Election of new Directors and renewal of a Director’s term of office - Approval of the resolutions relating to the Madeco transaction

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on April 10, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. (on first call) at the registered office located at 16, rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris

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Nexans wins $13.4 million marine cables deal with BOURBON in China

Paris, March 26, 2008 – 3,146 km of marine power and control cables to be fitted on offshore supply vessels.
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Nexans wins 150 million Euro submarine power cable contract to interconnect Finland and Sweden

Paris, March 19, 2008 – Largest capacity HVDC cable manufactured by Nexans to date will provide a 40 per cent increase in power transmission capacity
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Nexans Rheycord BS handling cable gets its first US installation at the Port of Oakland

Paris, March 18, 2008 – Nexans has installed the cable in the basket spreader of a ship-to-shore crane.
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Notice of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting - Election of new Directors and renewal of a Director’s term of office - Resolutions proposed to the Shareholders Meeting relating to the Madeco transaction

Paris, March 7, 2008

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Nexans and INEO install 264 km of high voltage overhead lines in record time to reinforce vital power link in West Africa

Paris, February 28, 2008 – The INEO-Nexans consortium has installed AERO-Z® high voltage overhead conductors in just 29 days.
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Nexans to enter into a joint venture with Polycab, the Indian leader in the cable industry

Paris, February 19, 2008 – The French Group gains a foothold in India.

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Nexans wins 8 million Euros power cable contract in Thailand

Paris, February 6, 2008 – 33kV submarine cables will be installed to create new power interconnections for islands in the Krabi Province
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2007 results - Increased 2007 profits and solid fundamentals lead Nexans to view the future with confidence

Paris, January 31, 2008 - Read the press release, presentation and documents.
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Wolfgang Bedorf joins Nexans Executive Committee as Executive Vice President Rest of the World Area

Paris, January 17, 2008 – Nexans has appointed Dr Wolfgang Bedorf as member of the Executive Committee of the Group  and Executive Vice President, Rest of the World Area, with effect from February 1st, 2008.
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