Nexans to sponsor the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris CathedralSource: OMX
Nexans to sponsor the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral
- As a sponsor of the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, Nexans plays an important role in the preservation of French heritage
- The Group is contributing its fire safety expertise to the cathedral's restoration in the form of 200 km of Nexans Alsecure® low fire-hazard cables
- These cables will be produced in France at the Mehun-sur-Yèvre (Cher) and Autun (Saône-et-Loire) sites
Paris, February 2nd, 2023 – Nexans, a French leader in the design and manufacture of cable and service systems, has announced a sponsorship agreement with the public body and project owner overseeing the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral. The Group is providing its expertise in fire safety cable solutions, with a commitment to donate nearly 200 km of low fire-hazard cables to the cathedral restoration project.
These cables will be used to deliver electricity, and will equip Notre-Dame de Paris with cutting-edge fire safety technologies. The Nexans Alsecure® low fire-hazard cables produced and supplied by the group can significantly slow down the spread of fires. They also reduce hazardous gas emissions and facilitate evacuations by ensuring low smoke emissions. This type of cable is already used in French establishments open to the public, such as kindergarten and hospitals. It is an integral part of Nexans’ commitment to anticipating fire risks, securing assets, and protecting life.
“As a sponsor, Nexans is proud to be associated with the restoration of the cathedral – a universal symbol both of Paris and of France – and to contribute to conserving French heritage. Our employees are all set to take part in this joint adventure, embodying the ‘unity’ that is one of Nexans' core values”, says Christopher Guérin, Nexans CEO.
This commitment is made possible thanks to the significant mobilization of the Group's employees at the Mehun-sur-Yèvre (Cher) and Autun (Saône-et-Loire) production sites. The deliveries from the two sites will start in summer 2023.
General Jean-Louis Georgelin, special representative of the President of the Republic, president of the public body responsible for the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, comments:
“It is our pleasure to receive Nexans' sponsorship in kind. The group is offering us its expertise in fireproof electrical cables, which are needed for the cathedral's reopening in 2024. We take great care to provide the cathedral with the very best products and equipment, particularly in terms of fire safety. We are delighted that French know-how has once again played a role in the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris. It is France's good fortune that companies like Nexans are lending their support to the revival of our heritage.”
For more than a century, Nexans has played a crucial role in electrifying the planet and is committed to electrifying the future. With almost 25,000 staff in 42 countries, the Group is driving the change towards the new world of electrification: a safer, more sustainable, renewable, carbon-free world, accessible to all. In 2021, Nexans generated €6.1 billion in standard sales. The Group is a leader in the design and manufacture of cable systems and services in five main areas of activity: Energy Production & Transmission, Distribution, Uses, Industry & Solutions and Telecom & Data. Nexans was the first player in its industry to create a Corporate Foundation to support actions that promote access to energy for disadvantaged populations worldwide. The Group is committed to helping achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
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