Medium-voltage power and feeder cables

  • MV power and feeder cables6/10, 12/20 or 18/30 KV depending on country
  • These cables  carry power to substations along metro lines
  • Special solutions include
    • Ethylene Propylene Rubber or Silicone insulations for flexibility
    • special XLPE insulations that can withstand water, oil, heat, stress and extreme temperatures, while meeting Low Fire Hazard (LFH) cable requirements
  • New designs offer
    • non-hygroscopic characteristics
    •  direct burial for underground-to-surface transitions
    •  core ceramifiable cables to keep alarms and essential services operating during a fire.

 

Nexans is upgrading MV cables for the London Underground to satisfy the power needs of new vehicles. We power subway systems in Paris, Berlin and Hamburg, and the MAGLEV Transrapid in Shanghai. Recent successes include Athens, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Santiago, and Istanbul, where we provided 200 km of 35 KV LFH cables.


Related products and solutions


MV underground power cables
Outdoor Energy cables

Our two leading types of medium-voltage cable are XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) and EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber). The former is used worldwide, while the latter is mainly for selected markets.

From a design point of view, medium-voltage cables are of three types:

  • single-core cable,
  • three single-core cables laid-up,
  • three-core cable.

Nexans cables are custom designed to meet your high performance standards.