Nexans' Dubai seminar sheds light on Middle Eastern cabling industry

Oct. 28, 2010
The seminar was organized by Nexans in close coordination with Dubai-based Al Samier Electricals & Equipment, agent-distributors for Nexans in the UAE.

During a seminar event in Dubai, cabling technology giant Nexans presented insights highlighting its expertise in cabling technology for sectors including energy, transport/telecom networks, shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotive, electronics, aeronautics, handling and automation. The Dubai seminar was organized by Nexans in close coordination with Dubai-based Al Samier Electricals & Equipment - the agent-distributors for Nexans in the UAE.

Realizing the potential for cables in the region, the company recently started a production facility in Doha, Qatar at an investment of $200M. Commercial production has commenced at the facility, located in Mesaieed Industrial City, around 40 km from Doha. Nexans also provided the entire cabling network on the eight seismic survey vessels built in Dubai Drydocks over 2008-2010 to the tune of Dhs12m, a project executed by Al Samier. The also had a major presence in the Seatrade Middle East Maritime Exhibition, currently under way at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Titled Innovation is at the core of performance, the Dubai event was attended by over 70 engineers from ship building and repair, rig building and repairs, as well as fleet owners. The seminar focused on right cable selections and the right cable specifications needed for optimum performance.

At the seminar, Mr. Nabil Zerkut, Regional Head - Commercial Operations at Nexans, Mr. Vincent Lamblin, Export Director of Nexans, and Mr. Ronald Carer, Nexans Technical Director, also explained the various manufacturing sides of the cabling industry, quality/ testing and checking facets as also the various cabling specifications relevant to every sector.

In his comments, Mr Suresh Gandhi, Managing Director of Al Samier Electricals, said, "There is a huge demand of such world-class technology in the region, which is fast growing as the preferred hub across various sectors. Nexans' innovation capability needs to be strengthened, in research and development, production, and core technology needs to be reinforced closely with upstream and downstream businesses, product production and operational services. This seminar played a major role in achieving this."

"Nexans identifies the investment potential in the Middle East market and as our agents Al Samier reinforces our presence through such interaction with the various companies across sectors. We are thankful to everyone to have made this seminar such a success," said Mr. Nabil Zerkut of Nexans.

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