Nexans delivers 1,700 km of a special signalling cable to Alstom for the Beni Suef – Asyut project in Egypt
Published: 23 June 2020 - Rachael Morling
Nexans has completed the delivery of 1,700 km of specialized signalling cable to Alstom for the BSA (Beni Suef – Asyut) project in Egypt. The specialised cable was developed and manufactured by the Nexans plant in Tuzla, Turkey – a Group manufacturing base for railway signaling cables.
The BSA project was initiated by the Egyptian Ministry of Transport as part of the national investment in the area parallel to the River Nile south of Cairo, the capital city. This railway is one of the top three main lines in Egypt and is an important connection between the cities of Beni Suef and Asyut, with 250 km of lines, The target was to modernize signaling systems on the ENR (Egyptian National Railways) network to ensure passenger safety while increasing the number of trains in circulation by more than 80 percent.
Nexans Tuzla carried out a special cable development project to meet the specific technical requirements of Alstom and Egyptian National Railways. The result was a specialized, cost-effective cable design that offers water resistance without using a petroleum gel filler as well as the flame retardant properties which ensure the safety, crucial for this railway application.The other factors key to Nexans’ success in winning the BSA contract were the high level of technical support and deep experience in railway signaling projects offered by theTuzla factory team.
“We selected Nexans for our BSA project based on its capacity to handle complex projects and capability to meet our requirements regarding special features that meet ENR expectations. That is why we recognize Nexans as a trusted supplier”, said Mohamed KHALIL, Alstom Egypt managing director.
Nexans Turkey R&D and engineering director Kamil Mutlu: “The success of the BSA project confirms that our long-standing understanding of high-quality production and service relates not only to our reliability in cable production and testing, but also to our ability to act in line with customer needs at all stages as well as the strength of our global team.”