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Nexans signs Dow Inside partnership agreement


March 22, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

March 22, 2012 – Nexans Energy Cables North America has announced an agreement with Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T) to become a Dow Inside alliance partner. Nexans Energy Cables North America is a division of Nexans, a player in cables and cabling systems.

The Dow Inside alliance is an initiative aiming to benefit developers, utilities and other energy cable end users, and according to the company, the alliance results in improved cable reliability, long service life based on exceptional materials, dedicated R&D, deep industry knowledge and close working relationships with utilities and other power industry stakeholders.

“Nexans Energy Cables North America has an outstanding reputation for manufacturing high quality cables for power, industrial and construction applications,” said Jim Rosborough, commercial director of Dow E&T, North America. “Our growth strategy calls for providing customers with support and innovative technology that will help us both succeed.  We are delighted to welcome Nexans Energy Cables North America to our Dow Inside alliance program.”

“The combination of Nexans cable manufacturing expertise and quality products, further enhanced by Dow E&T’s technology leadership, commitment to innovation, service, support and excellent polymeric materials will enable us to deliver the long-life, reliable cables that our industry demands,” added Dave Hawker, vice president and general manager, Nexans Energy Cables North America.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nexans Energy Cables North America will use Dow Endurance insulation, semiconductive and jacketing materials to manufacture medium voltage energy cables. In exchange, Dow E&T will provide products using advanced technology and enhanced service support.

The intent of Nexans and Dow is to reduce the total life cycle cost of cable ownership for their end use customers while responding to the constantly evolving system requirements of the power transmission and distribution industry.