Nexans is supplying cables to Hinkely Point C (Credit: EDF)France’s Nexans has announced that it will supply nuclear rated cables to the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.

Nexans ENERGEN NUC power and control cables will ensure continuous fail-safe operation for critical services at the plant’s two EPR reactors, the company said. Under the €20 million ($24.5m) six-year contract, Nexans will design and manufacture a total of 3000km of cables developed to ensure safety, reliability and long life.

“We are very excited to be involved in this ground-breaking project for the UK’s nuclear power programme. We have already gained considerable experience as a supplier of nuclear-qualified cables for EPR projects worldwide, such as Flamanville 3 in France and Taishan in China,” said Oliver Dervout, Nexans market segment director for power generation.

Nexans is supplying a variety of custom-designed, nuclear-rated cables for the Hinkley Point C site, including medium voltage and low voltage power, control and instrumentation cables for pumps, valves, safety systems, power supplies and control room monitoring. They will be installed inside and outside of the nuclear containment area.

The cables will be manufactured at the Nexans factory in Mehun-sur-Yèvre, France.

Photo: Nexans is supplying cables to Hinkely Point C (Credit: EDF)