Nexans (Euronext: NEX) is to supply qualified power cables as part of the construction of phase two of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China.

The $12m contract will see Nexans install power cables and accessories at units 3 & 4 of the plant for China National Nuclear Corporation.

Located in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu province, China, the entire project comprises the construction of two additional Russian type VVER-1000 pressurised water reactors, which will each generate 1060 MW power. The cables and accessories will be supplied for applications within the nuclear containment area and will be installed from 2015.

Manufacture will take place over the course of the next three years at Nexans’ facility in Mehun-sur-Yèvre, France. The cables will adhere to strict international safety standards including K0, K1, K2 (class 1E LOCA), which govern the quality of cables to be installed at operational nuclear sites.

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