Posted on April 02, 2019

Christopher Guérin, Nexans Chief Executive Officer, was part of a select group of France’s CEOs who joined Edouard Philippe, the French Prime Minister, on an official trip to Qatar that includes the official opening of the country’s new national museum in Doha.

This visit was the occasion for Christopher Guérin to reaffirm Nexans’ ongoing commitment as a partner for providing innovative cable technology to support the development of Qatar’s infrastructure. The programm included a visit, together with Edouard Philippe and Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Qatari Prime Minister, to the soon to be inaugurated Doha Metro and LRT (Light Rail Transit), where Nexans and its QICC joint venture have supplied 7,000 km of specialized cable systems. Nexans/QICC is also ready to support the planned investments in Qatar’s oil and gas industry as Qatar Petroleum launches its Tawteen localization program to promote local manufacturers and suppliers. Nexans/QICC is contributing global expertise and technical leadership combined with local manufacturing.

Nexans is also involved in an ongoing technology transfer program to QICC, which completed the second stage of development and finalization of its factory expansion in Mesaieed Industrial City one year ago. Most recently, this has involved Nexans transferring high voltage (HV) technology to QICC, with successful type testing of high voltage cables rated up to 132 kV, manufactured by QICC in its Messaied plant. This will contribute to the supply of electricity and water for Qatar’s population of 2.7 million people.

“Qatar is an important market for Nexans and we are delighted to have this opportunity to reinforce our commitment to supplying innovative cable solutions for a variety of critical infrastructure projects across the country,” said Christopher Guérin, Nexans Chief Executive Officer. “The key to our success is the combination of world-class cable technology with local manufacture through our supportive Qatari partner Al Mirqab Capital.”