Nexans wins Saudi airfield lighting contract
Paris, May 19, 2009
Nexans, a leader in the cable industry, has won a contract from Almabani to supply special airfield lighting cables for King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.
Almabani is the general contractor for the current airfield facilities upgrade project at KAIA that forms part of a major redevelopment of the airport to expand its capacity to 80 million passengers per year – including the capability to handle the new Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft.
The Nexans contract includes the supply of some 1,500 km of 5 kV easy-to-install and watertight primary cables to connect the airfield power network to the lighting transformers located on the runways that power the airfield lights.
“Almabani awarded this contract to Nexans because we offered well proven, high –specification products, bringing safety thanks to advanced fire behaviour cables as well as enhancing security and efficiency of these airport infrastructures, at a competitive price” said Paolo Pieri, airport infrastructure business segment manager of Nexans.
“Another key factor was our established track record in airfield projects worldwide, where we continue to demonstrate excellent factory service, extensive local support and strong relationship.”
The cables for KAIA are manufactured at Nexans’ plant based in Lyon, France.-TradeArabia News Service