Cables specified for Peruvian mine

Feb 8, 2012 | Cables and Accessories

The Mount Toromocho copper mine in Peru has had over 1,200km of power, control and instrumentation cables supplied from Nexans’ POWERMINE range.

In cooperation with Anixter USA, its distribution partner for the project, Nexans is providing the cables to the Aker/Jacobs Engineering turnkey EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contractor for the mine, which is scheduled to begin production this year.

The cables will power surface mine equipment such as conveyor belts, lighting, power for various buildings, crusher machines, a maintenance concentrator, and other surface operations.

For this contract, the Nexans facility in Canada is supplying 1,000km of power, control and instrumentation cables of the type THNN, XHHW, Ultra-VN, Ultrex-XL and Firex. These cables comply with US Type National Electric Code (NEC) specifications. Nexans Chile is supplying 200km of 5kV and 15kV medium voltage (MV) flexible rubber jacketed power cables.