With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. As a worldwide leader in the cable industry, it offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems to raise industrial productivity, improve business performance, enhance security, enrich the quality of life, and assure long-term network reliability. With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 23,500 people and had sales in 2008 of 6.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. Three Nexans France sites will be involved in the EUROTAPES project: Paris for project administration and management, Nexans Research Center site in Lens for the development of the electroplating process, and the Nexans Research Center site in lyon for the modelisation of the cables (AC losses, current distribution,…)
Previous relevant experience related to the project’s aims:
Nexans France developed and designed several superconducting systems. For now more than 15 years, Nexans France has developed and has industrialized HTS superconducting materials (BICCO and YBCO) in the frame of internal and collaborative research work programs for its power cables, current limiters and magnets (SMES) programs. In particular, the Lens team has developed special electroplating process on wires and tapes. The Lyons team has developed specific tools to address network integration and life cycle assessments and cables performances modelling (AC losses, current distribution).
Short profile of staff members involved:
- Arnaud ALLAIS is Group Leader for Energy Infrastructure Materials and Technologies at the Nexans Research Center in Lyons and has carried out several projects in the area of HTS materials. He received his PhD at Ecole des Mines of Paris on the modelling and development of the BiSCCO HTS tape forming process. He has an engineering degree in materials sciences from Ecole Supérieure de l’Energie et des Matériaux of Orléans and a post graduate degree in characterization methods from the Orléans University.
- Christian-éric BRUZEK is Superconducting cable project manager at Nexans head quarter in Paris. He has carried out several projects in all the field of applied superconductivity (cable, magnets, LTS and HTS material developments…) . He has received his PhD at University of Lille on the optimisation of low temperature superconductors. He has an engineering degree in materials sciences from Polytech’Lille and post graduate degree in material science in from the Lille University. He has participated to several EU, national and international projects
- Stephane MORICE is project manager at Nexans Research Center in Lens and carried out several projects in the area of electroplating and metallurgical processes. He has an engineering degree in Material science and mechanics from Ecole nationnale supérieure des arts et metiers. He has participated to, several national and international projects.