Cable manufacturer Nexans (Euronext: NEX) are to participate in the largest energy project in Ecuador’s history.

The French multinational’s high-voltage XLPE cables will connect the project to the local power network
Nexans cable
The company was awarded the contract by China’s Sinohydro Corporation to supply the vital extra high-voltage (EHV) power cable link for Ecuador’s 1500 MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric project currently under construction in the Amazon Basin.

Nexans will supply 7 km of single-core 500 kV state-of-the-art XLPE (cross-linked) insulated power cable, with a 1,600 mm2 copper cross-section, together with associated accessories, to transmit power generated from the new dam on the Coca river to the local substation for distribution into Ecuador’s power grid.

The Coca Codo Sinclair Project will meet one third of the power demand in Ecuador.

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