Nexans cable powers Wimbledon services with Alsecure NXS
ALSECURE NXS keeps tennis tournament running during major building project
Paris, June 25, 2007 – Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, announces that its fire safety cable will help ensure that this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament can take place in the midst of a major construction project. The Group has provided more than 5 km of Nexans’ ALSECURE NXS prewired conduit cable. A flame retardant cable with minimal smoke emission, ALSECURE NXS is designed to protect people and property from the emission of toxic gases and deadly fumes in the event of a fire. Installed over the last two months, it will be used to power the legendary tournament’s huge array of facilities, including lighting, kitchens, hospitality areas, commentary boxes and scoreboards.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club is in the middle of a three-year, £125m project to build a new translucent, retractable roof over Centre Court, increase capacity from 13,800 to 15,000 seats and improve catering facilities.
“We were looking for an armoured cable that was easy to install, and Nexans’ ALSECURE NXS was ideal. Moreover, any cable we needed was available on a next-day basis, which is really useful when you are working on a fast-moving building project like this one”, says Geoff Williams of Pace Services, the electrical contractors on the project.
Croydon-based wholesaler Rexel Senate supplied the cable to Pace, who are working for the project’s principal contractor, Galliford Try.
ALSECURE NXS cable is ideal for partitioned walls and voids, and will operate 32A Type B MCB circuit breakers if penetrated by a sharp object, providing the ability for an electrical circuit to fail safe. ALSECURE NXS cable provides its own containment, so there is no need for expensive conduit or steel wired armoured cable.
It is suitable for installation both indoors and outside, in cable trays and baskets, in roof spaces and ductwork, directly on brick, stone, metal and other materials, behind plaster and as part of modular wiring systems.
Nexans este lider mondial in industria cablurilor. Grupul prezinta o gama extinsa de solutii avansate pe cupru si fibra optica, pentru pietele de infrastuctura, industrie si constructii. Sistemele de cablare si cablurile Nexans se regasesc in orice domeniu, de la retele de telecomunicatii si energie, la aeronautica, aerospatiale, automobile, cai ferate, constructii, petrochimie, medicina, diverse aplicatii etc. Nexans opereaza in 28 tari, are circa 17,500 angajati si a avut in 2001 o cifra de afaceri de 4.8 miliarde de Euro. Nexans este listata la bursa dein Paris. Mai multe informatii puteti gasi pe site-ul www.nexans.com