Nexans Awarded Indian Contract

Indian Tata Power’s Strategic Electronics Division (SED) has awarded Nexans a €5 million (US $6.7m) contract to supply specialised medium voltage, primary and low voltage secondary airfield lighting cables for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The four-year contract for the ‘Modernisation of the Airfield Infrastructure’ (MAFI) covers the supply of several thousand cables to upgrade the runway and taxiway lighting power circuits for 30 IAF bases throughout the country.
The MAFI project is focused on infrastructure upgrades where runways are not currently capable of handling new military aircraft which are due to enter service.  All IAF bases are set to receive state-of-the-art equipment and systems to provide the capability to handle all types of military aircraft.
Among Nexans’ supplies will be 5kV cables, manufactured according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards, which will form the backbone of the airfield lighting power series circuits.  Additionally, 600V secondary cables, meeting the H07RN-F standard, will provide the short spur links that connect the main power network to individual airfield lights.
Nexans’ Services & Systems Manager Europe, Olivier Pinto, commented: “The key factor in winning this contract was that the Tata Power SED was seeking an experienced supplier with the proven capability to provide a high level of locally-based technical support to ensure the correct choice of cables for this demanding airfield lighting application.”
Nexans has previously worked with Tata Group for projects in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.