Nexans wins airport contract for copper and fibre cables

Nexans, a worldwide leader in the cable industry, has been awarded a EUR5.91million contract by the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) to supply LANmark fibre optic and copper network cabling systems, together with its LANSense Intelligent Infrastructure Management (IIM) system, for the airport's Phase II expansion project.

The contract has been signed with Daesun ENC, the SI partner of Nexans in Korea, acting on behalf of the Incheon International Airport Corporation for which KT Consortium is the turnkey system provider. Kukdong, a Nexans company in Korea, will provide the complete cabling systems for this project. The full range of copper and fibre optic cables will be supplied in co-operation with Nexans' world-wide LAN cable operations, including Belgium, Korea, US and UK.

For the project, Nexans will supply some 860km of CAT6 copper cable, 351km of single-mode fibre-optic cable (ranging from 12 up to 144 cores) for the airport infrastructure, and 86km of single-mode fibre-optic cable for the new airport buildings, as well as 450 sets of racks. The LANSense IIM system, comprising 22,100 fibre optic nodes and 22,000 CAT6 nodes, will provide an internet and standards-based approach to the airport's network security control, together with advanced asset management features. The standard fibre-optic network will comprise 8700 nodes and the standard CAT6 network will comprise 1250 nodes.

Michel Lemaire, Executive Vice-president for Nexans' Asia-Pacific Area, says: "Nexans is a key worldwide supplier in the LAN system market, and the Incheon project is a good opportunity to introduce Nexans' advanced LAN management systems to our local market in Asia by demonstrating how they can meet specific customer requirements for network security control and asset management."

Nexans will deliver the cabling systems by end of 2007.

About Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport (IIA) is considered to be Asia's most technologically advanced airport, with state-of-the-art security facilities and medical equipment. The Nexans cabling systems will provide the additional data communications infrastructure required to support the Phase II expansion project that will add a new runway and a further 165,300 squares metres of terminal space to enable passenger numbers to increase to 44 million a year.

Situated in the northwest of the country, IIA is South Korea's largest airport. IIA, which aims to serve as a passengers and logistics hub in NorthEast Asia, was voted the world's best airport in 2005 by AETRA's passenger survey. IIA's current passenger capacity is 30million/yr and cargo capacity is 2.7million tons/yr.

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