Press releases 2012

Proper cable choice will save lives


Opinion on the vital need to move to a more extensive use of halogen free cables.


Nexans umbilicals for Statoil’s Norwegian offshore fields


Nexans has been awarded a 45 million Euro contract by Statoil to supply static and dynamic umbilicals for three fast-track projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf - the Oseberg Delta field (North Sea), the Snøhvit gas field (Barents Sea) and the Smørbukk Sør (Norwegian Sea).


Successful placement of a bond issue in the amount of 250 million euros, maturity March 19, 2018


Paris, December 13, 2012 – Nexans successfully placed a € 250 million bond issue yesterday. This issue will diversify its sources of funding and lengthen its average debt maturity.


Increase in the Limit and Flexibility of Group financing


The Group has increased its committed credit facility (initially for an amount of €540 million for 5 years maturing in November 2016) to €600 million by introducing a new lender for the remaining term.


Signing of an amendment to the agreement with Madeco allowing Madeco to consolidate its position as reference shareholder


Paris, November 27, 2012 – Nexans (the “Company”) announces the signing, on November 26, of an amendment to the agreement entered into on March 27, 2011 with its main shareholder, the Chilean group Madeco, which today holds approximately 22.5% of the share capital and voting rights of the Company.


Anne-Marie Cambourieu appointed Senior Corporate Vice President Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee of Nexans

Nexans announces the appointment of Anne-Marie Cambourieu as Senior Corporate Vice President Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee of Nexans, effective November 1st, 2012.


Nexans wins major subsea cable contract for Terna’s new HVDC power interconnection between Italy and Montenegro

Extensive expertise and capability in the delivery of high profile HVDC interconnection projects proves critical as Nexans secures its largest ever subsea cable contract


2012 third quarter financial information


Paris, October 22, 2012 – Nexans today announced 2012 third-quarter sales of 1,819 million euros


Nexans launches a high-density multifiber optical cabling solution

With its 1008-fiber technology, Nexans establishes its position as a key player in the urban FTTH infrastructure sector


Press release

Paris, September 28, 2012. Following receipt of expressions of interest, Nexans is exploring the possibility of the sale of its Berk-Tek copper and fiber cable activity in the US.


Nexans launches Alsecure Premium


Nexans launched the first cable ever with a fire resistance of two hours: the Alsecure® Premium.


Nexans unveils its anti-theft cable solutions at InnoTrans 2012


Nexans is launching its new anti-theft cable solutions at InnoTrans – which promises to help network operators reduce the high volume of copper cables theft along their railway networks.


Nexans’ complete Flamex range of cables to equip Hyundai Rotem high speed trains Contract value worth around 3.5 million Euros


Nexans has been awarded a contract worth around 3.5 million Euro to manufacture and supply specialized rolling stock cables to Hyundai Rotem, for 10 high-speed train sets KTX-II it is manufacturing for Korail, South Korea’s national railway operator.


Nexans concludes its acquisition of the power cable business of Shandong Yanggu Cables Group in China

Nexans announced today its acquisition of a 75% stake in the Shandong Yanggu New Rihui joint-venture, alongside its historical shareholder.


Nexans secures 10-year global frame agreement with BP to supply umbilicals and pipeline heating systems for global oil and gas projects


Nexans has secured a 10-year global frame agreement with BP International Limited, UK to supply umbilicals, DEH (direct electrical heating) systems, accessories and services for various oil and gas projects worldwide.


Nexans rolls out green wooden cable drum return programme


Nexans continues to reinforce its commitment to sustainable development by rolling out a new programme to collect and reuse its wooden cable drums.


2012 First Half-Year Results


Paris, July 25, 2012 – The Nexans Board of Directors met on July 24, 2012, under the chairmanship of Frédéric Vincent, to approve the Group’s consolidated financial statements for the first half of 2012.


Nexans’ innovative overhead line technology helps Brazil solve electricity transmission problems in its large cities


Nexans has worked with Light, Rio de Janeiro’s electric utility, to develop the innovative Lo-Sag™ conductor to help solve Brazil’s crucial issue of supplying more electricity to its large urban centres.


Nexans' EcoCalculator celebrates its first year


One year after the launch of the partially developed in Belgium EcoCalculator, Nexans evaluates the use of this free online tool that calculates the cable solution that will save the most energy, limit the most the carbon emissions and is safest in case of fire. That the EcoCalculator responds to a need is certain: on average it is used 650 times a month, in Belgium alone.


ENERGYFLEX BE-FAST by Nexans brings solar energy sector one step closer to grid parity

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Nexans breaks ground on its first high voltage (HV) cable manufacturing plant in North America


Nexans has started the construction of its first high voltage power cable manufacturing plant in North America.


Nexans completes cable contract for Beirut City Center, eco-friendly shopping mall in Lebanon


Nexans has completed a $1.6 million cable contract for Majid Al-Futtaim Properties to supply the power, communications and fire safety cables required for the construction of Beirut City Centre – a 158,000 sqm, $40 million shopping mall.


Nexans awarded 16 million Euro umbilical contract by Statoil


Nexans has secured a 16 million Euro contract with Statoil to engineer and supply a 16.5km subsea power umbilical that will be used to connect the Gullfaks C platform in the North Sea to its subsea compression and processing equipment.


Nexans to launch an increase in capital reserved for its employees


Paris, May 16, 2012 – Nexans announced on February 8, 2012 the implementation of a new employee shareholding plan. This press release aims to detail certain features of the capital increase reserved for Group employees.


Mixed General Shareholders’ Meeting held on May 15, 2012: Adoption of all resolutions proposed to vote Renewal of the Chairman and CEO mandate

Paris, May 15, 2012 – Nexans’ Mixed General Shareholders’ Meeting, held on May 15, 2012, has approved all resolutions proposed to vote. The results of the vote will be available online on Nexans’ website at in the coming days.


2012 First Quarter Financial Information


Paris, April 25, 2012 – Nexans today announced 2012 first-quarter sales of 1,752 million euros.


Nexans wins over 50 million Euro contract to supply high-voltage power cable for Northwind offshore wind farm


Nexans has won a contract worth more than 50 million Euro to supply a total of 57 km of high-voltage subsea power export cables to Northwind NV in the North Sea.


Nexans’ 2011 Registration document - Mixed Shareholders’ Meeting of May 15, 2012


Paris, April 5, 2012 – Nexans’ 2011 Registration document has been registered with the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) on April 4, 2012. It is available to the public in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and is available online on Nexans’ website


Nexans launches Shareholder E-Club


Nexans has created a Shareholder E-Club portal on its website. The portal now provides Nexans individual shareholders with a single place on the internet to gather all the information about the Group and in particular multimedia presentations.


Nexans Research Centre celebrates 10 years of innovation in Lyon, France


Nexans proudly celebrates 10 years of innovation at its Lyon-based Corporate Research facility.


To precisely match medical imaging and invasive applications, Nexans launches NEWSENSE™ range of cable solutions at MEDTEC Europe 2012


Nexans is launching its NEWSENSE™ brand of medical micro and composite power and data cables at MEDTEC Europe.


Nexans completes acquisition of AmerCable Holdings Inc.


Paris, March 1st, 2012 – Nexans confirms that it has completed the acquisition of AmerCable on February 29, 2012.


Nexans has been awarded a four-year contract to supply airfield lighting cable contract for India’s Modernisation of the Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI) project


Nexans to supply specialized medium voltage  and low voltage airfield lighting cables for the Indian Air Force’s ‘Modernization of the Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI)’ project to Tata Power’s Strategic Electronics Division, India.


KINOPTIC extends reach into the network and lowers costs


Nexans is using its presence at this year’s FTTH Council Conference and exhibition to highlight its extended KINOPTIC™ brand of end-to-end turnkey FTTH solutions.


Acquisition of AmerCable Holdings Inc. for US$275m


Paris, February 13th, 2012 – Nexans makes a major investment in the growing Mining, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy cable markets.


2011 Full-Year Results


Paris, February 8, 2012 - The Nexans Board of Directors meeting on February 7, 2012, chaired by Frédéric Vincent, approved the Financial Statements for 2011.


RWE Deutschland, Nexans and KIT launch “AmpaCity” project: the world’s longest superconductor system to replace inner-city high-voltage cable

The “AmpaCity” project has been kicked off: The RWE Group and its partners are just about to replace a 1-kilometre-long high-voltage cable connecting two transformer stations in the Ruhr city of Essen with a state-of-the-art superconductor solution.