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Nexans’ complete Flamex range of cables to equip Hyundai Rotem high speed trains contract value wort


Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has been awarded a contract worth around 3.5 million Euro to manufacture and supply specialized rolling stock cables to Hyundai Rotem, for 10 high-speed train sets KTX-II it is manufacturing for Korail, South Korea’s national railway operator. The cables supplied are part of Nexans’ complete Flamex range. They include control cables as well as power cables. The KTX-II trains will operate on South Korea’s Honam Line.

The first cable sets will be delivered at the end of 2012. Nexans expects to complete the project within the next two years. FLAMEX compliance with international safety standards The Nexans FLAMEX range covers all product families from power to control cables, data-bus, jumpers, optical fiber and roof HV pantograph cables. FLAMEX cables have been designed with passenger safety and security in mind. They comply with all international standards, such as European (EN), French (NFF), German (VDE), British (BS) and International standards (IEC). All FLAMEX cables are also environmentally friendly, as they are strictly Halogen free.

FLAMEX cables do not contribute to fire propagation and produce only low smoke emissions that are not corrosive and low in toxicity. They have excellent tensile strength characteristics, and provide outstanding mechanical resistance to abrasion, cutting forces and chemical agents. These characteristics are vital for the rolling stock industry: in a fire situation they will help to secure the power supply for doors,ventilation, passenger announcement and data transmission systems – all of which can, ultimately, save lives.