Nexans Russia signed a important HV contract with the major oil refinery in Atyrau, Kazakhstan

The contract includes delivering of a 22 km of 220 kV power cable with integrated optical cable accessories

Atyrau oil refineryMoscow, February 4, 2013 – Nexans Russia signed a 2,7 million euros contract for supply 220 kV "turn-key" cable line. The contract includes delivering of a 22 km of high-voltage power cable with integrated optical cable accessories, which will be produced at European Nexans' plants in Germany and Switzerland.

Atyrau plant is the first oil refinery in Republic of Kazakhstan. The initial capacity of the plant was processing of 800 tons of oil per year and was based on the Emba oil field, imported Baku distillate. Today the plant produces gasoline in Regular-92, Premium-95, Super-98, which corresponding to Euro-2 standard.

At the moment one of the stages of reconstruction of the plant is taking place. During this stage wiring in cable trays under the ground at the site 220 kV Atyrau - CRP-3 in the refinery will be carried out.

Chef supervision of cable laying, installation of outdoor terminations and straight joints will be performed by highly qualified specialists of Nexans Russia.

Construction of 220 kV cable line at Atyrau refinery will be completed in 2013.

About Nexans

With energy at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas, and mining) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, and railways). Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and commitment, customer orientation and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 25,000 people and had sales in 2012 of nearly 7.2 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.