By producing cables developed through 120 years of constant innovation, we are the material link at the heart of the industry.
Our systems deliver energy and data, building the essential link that transports information and power to everyone, everywhere.
Our purpose is to support development and social contact through essential links. Without Nexans, there can be no communities, exchanges, communications, energy or modern life.
In mature businesses, focus on efficiency and lean efforts to drive competitiveness, from production to support areas.
Focus investments on selected areas with high returns and promising business prospects, driving Nexans profitability and total return to shareholders.
Develop new offers in the solution space, as well as in emerging areas linked to identified and prioritized megatrends (energy transition, data transmission and global mobility).
Continuing to grow in the subsea cabling business while improving high-voltage land cabling competitiveness, helping customers find the most efficient and reliable cable solution.
Providing new smart solutions for buildings, cities and regions to become more sustainable in e-mobility and energy transition.
Partnering with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to develop customized cabling and connectivity solutions for power, data transmission and automation needs.
Supporting customers in selecting the right optical fiber infrastructure, including submarine backbones, and providing 'plug-and-play' cable and connectivity solutions, with a specific offer for hyperscale data centers.
Improve our operational performance and reduce our costs through aimed initiatives on raw material costs and consumption, redesign to cost analysis,….
Increase our productivity by upgrading our assets, focusing on operational reliability, lean manufacturing, optimized processes in manufacturing facilities.
Further invest in innovation. R&D will be focused on optimizing core existing products for existing customers, producing adjacent innovation to explore new businesses and contributing to transformational activities.
Boost sales force through training, an increased customer focus and a dedicated Key Account Management program.
Develop a new differentiated “beyond the cable” offering with a new portfolio of services and solutions coupled with a new pricing management strategy.
Build on automation and data and analytics platforms to streamline operations, develop new competencies, improve customer experiences and refine our understanding of evolving client needs.
Acquire new skills and capabilities in some priority functions, including sales, customer service as well as product design and development.
We ensure health and safety on sites, build people who build business and empower employees on corporate social responsibility.
We maintain a high level of environmental management, develop production energy-efficiency and reduce our impact on the climate.
We engage with customers to contribute to a more sustainable economy, guarantee an innovative collaboration with stakeholders and increase resource-efficiency.
We sustain a compliant framework and fair business practices, maintain a sustainable stakeholder relationship and help underprivileged communities access energy through the Nexans Foundation.
Liban Cables: a personal commitment to sustainability
NordLink: Nexans lays the foundation for Europe’s energy future
Nexans to bring more clean energy to Scottish homes
Clean mobility: Nexans increases stake in the electric vehicle revolution
Bridging the digital divide: Nexans connects four million people in Brazil’s Amazonia
Nexans connects continents with a submarine cable system between Cameroon and Brazil
Although policy-making is key to fighting against climate change, reducing the global ecological footprint is not the sole responsibility of governments. According to the 2017 Carbon Majors Report, a mere 100 companies account for more than 70 percent of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide. Business must therefore play an important role in reducing GHG emissions.
At Nexans, we have provided our clients with cutting-edge sustainable technologies since our founding but we have also been looking inward to identify and implement clean energy solutions to reduce our own impact on the environment. One of our most recent achievements in this field is the installation of the photovoltaic panels at Liban Cables, a Nexans’ cable facility located north of Beirut, Lebanon.
With around 300 sunny days in a year, solar energy presents a clean alternative that can reduce the need for diesel generators and help lower Lebanon’s electricity bill.
In July 2017, Nexans inaugurated a new 600-kilowatt peak solar power system at our Liban Cables Naher Ibrahim industrial facility. The 1,908 photovoltaic panels installed on-site will produce approximately 938,000 kilowatt-hours per year — enough energy to cover over 8% of the electricity needed by the plant.
The new system replaces one of the seven electric generators that had previously powered the plant. This will allow us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 751 tons per year, the equivalent emissions of 375 cars.
Co-funded by Liban Cables and the Global Environment Facility, the solar power system is the first to be completed within the framework of UNDP’s Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation Project. It is one of the largest industrial green energy undertakings in Lebanon to date, highlighting the significant role Nexans continues to play in the country’s sustainable economic development.
Sustainability is central to Nexans’ corporate mission. The company’s own leading photovoltaic technology continues to respond to the needs of clients across the globe, making Nexans a leader in the world’s energy transition.
In the framework of the major expansion of the Beatrice Windfarm, Nexans will connect 84 new offshore turbines to the Scottish mainland. The project will add 588 MW of installed wind capacity to its network, enough to meet the energy needs of 450,000 Scottish households.
The wind is fast and fierce off the northern coast of Scotland. It helps to make the United Kingdom one of the world’s top producers of wind power, generating 11.5% of the country’s total energy production. To further increase the share of renewable energy in the UK’s energy mix, Nexans cables will bring an additional 588 MW of wind power to the Scottish grid as part of the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project.
The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm was the first of its kind in Scotland when it began operation in 2007. Initially comprised of two 5-megawatt wind turbines, the project was intended to test the feasibility of developing a full-scale wind farm off the Scottish coast.
In 2016, SSE Renewables Ltd., SDIC Power of China and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners agreed to expand the energy facility to 84 individual turbines, which collectively will increase generating capacity almost six-fold.
The partners awarded Nexans and Siemens a contract to develop a transmission system between the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm and the mainland. In the fall of 2017, we began laying two high-voltage export circuits, totaling 260 kilometers in onshore and offshore cables.
Nexans has repeatedly proven itself a leader in wind energy technology with more than 15 years of experience.
The ongoing endeavor adds to the more than 2,600 megawatts of energy from offshore wind farms that Nexans has integrated into power grids around the globe. Nexans cables will eventually relay enough energy to meet the needs of 450,000 Scottish households. In the coming years, we will continue to lead the way in the world’s energy transition by connecting renewable sources and consumers.
To continue propelling the e-mobility revolution forward, Nexans has increased its stake in G2mobility, a French start-up specializing in smart-charging solutions for electric vehicles.
The rising popularity of electric vehicles (EV) and the evolution of national policies worldwide are putting the automotive industry on the road to a sustainable future. Expected to account for one-third of the global vehicle fleet by 2040, according to Bloomberg, electric vehicles will require increasingly innovative ways to stay charged and ready to move.
To address the global demand for smart-charging solutions, Nexans signed a €2.7 million industrial and commercial partnership last year with G2mobility, a French leader in EV charging technology, also backed by the startup’s established shareholders Bpifinance and Innovacom. In April 2017, we increased our stake in G2mobility, impressed by the company’s striking growth. With Nexans’ support, the startup will be able to expand its operations as it continues to meet the needs of the world’s ever-growing fleet of electric vehicles.
The partnership fuses G2mobility’s cutting-edge technology with Nexans’ resources, commercial network and expertise in cabling and logistics. It creates a unique value chain where connection infrastructure, charging stations, energy management and monitoring systems help to facilitate the deployment of EV charging solutions.
In today’s connected world, there are still nearly four billion people — more than half of the global population — who cannot access the Internet. These are people typically living in remote and underdeveloped regions of the world, on the wrong side of the “digital divide.” With everything from health to education to commerce increasingly reliant on digital technology and the web, the UN has prioritized Internet connectivity as a Millennium Development Goal.
To achieve this important objective and connect the most far-flung populations of the world, developers need reliable and state-of-the-art cable technology. This is where Nexans, as a specialist in broadband technologies, is stepping in. Most recently, we provided fiber optic cables for Amazoña Conectada, Brazil’s Connected Amazon Program, an ambitious web accessibility initiative.
With nearly 140 million Internet users in 2016, Brazil is the fourth largest market of Internet users in the world, but also a prime example of the digital divide. The Connected Amazon Program aims to provide Internet access to four million, mostly indigenous people living in the western state of Amazonas.
Nexans is currently manufacturing 275 kilometers of submarine fiber optic cables for the telecom infrastructure project, which in all consists of five different data highways that pass through 52 municipalities. The cable system will then be installed in riverbeds between the towns of Coari and Tefé by using a flat-bottomed barge that can withstand the Amazon’s strong current.
Upon careful consideration and recommendation by local developers, the client chose URC-1 high-performance cables designed to mitigate environmental impact. The cables are currently being manufactured at our state-of-the-art Norway plant, a specialist facility of cutting-edge Ethernet solutions.
Once completed, the Connected Amazon Program will enable distance learning and telemedicine. In addition to health professionals, traffic services and security forces will also benefit from improved connectivity in the area. The Connected Amazon Program initiative is an important milestone to reducing the world’s digital divide. It is yet another demonstration of how Nexans’ turnkey technology can be integrated in ways that respect local interests and uphold international environmental standards.
Thanks to a state-of-the-art Nexans fiber optics system laid across the South Atlantic seafloor, Cameroon will soon have better access to broadband Internet.
When digital data travels from Lagos to Buenos Aires, it must follow a curious path. The data is first transmitted to Europe via a submarine cable before crossing over to the Atlantis-2, another subsea cable system that links Portugal to South America.
This is how digital information has been transmitted between Africa and South America since the beginning of this century. But Nexans will soon help two continents build a shortcut for the data flow.
In Cameroon, we have partnered with Chinese cable company Huawei Marine to build and lay our first transatlantic cable between South America and West Africa as part of Cameroon’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The cable system, manufactured and tested at our specialized Rognan facility in Norway, will span a total of 6,000 kilometers from Fortaleza, Brazil, to Kribi, Cameroon.
Nexans first partnered with Huawei Marine in 2015 in order to complete Phase I of Cameroon’s National Broadband Network (NBN), by connecting Nigeria and Cameroon with the latest generation of Repeatered Optical Cables and associated accessories. The cable system, which is owned by Cameroon’s national telecom company Camtel, runs a total of 1,100 kilometers along the seafloor and has a capacity of 12.8 terabytes per second.
By the end of this year, we will deliver Phase II of the National Broadband Network. This outstanding project showcases both our deepening relationship with Huawei Marine and our commitment to being on the leading edge of submarine cable innovation.
The project is the second transatlantic cable system to connect South America and the first to link the continent directly to Africa. Alongside our partners, Nexans continues to play a critical role in extending digital access to developing regions of the globe, offering cutting-edge technology solutions and solid expertise to governments that seek to improve domestic telecommunications, infrastructure and other services. Nexans remains committed to serving our clients and improving the lives of customers across the globe.