HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY – General Cable (NYSE: BGC), one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world, is proud to announce it has been chosen to supply its ULTROL® 60+ nuclear qualified cable to the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant in South Carolina and the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia. General Cable was chosen to supply Nuclear Grade (Class 1E) and Balance of Plant (BOP) cables to the first four Gen III+ reactors in America for its superior product design, strong quality systems, complete testing profile, its integrity demonstrated by third party certification, and its ability to meet project delivery requirements. Supporting these awards are superior aging properties of over 60 years; radiation resistance including margin that exceeds all other cables; successful passing of LOCA/HELB profiles that incorporate over one (1) year of submergence to replicate conditions in actual reactor core events; and passing of flame testing.
“General Cable is committed to developing cable solutions for the global nuclear industry, as evidenced by our recent major nuclear project awards,” said Robert W. Schuermann, Vice President General Manager, Specialty Cables, General Cable North America. “Safety and integrity of design are paramount in all aspects of nuclear power generation. We are pleased to have been awarded the first four next generation nuclear power plants, which have been designed for passive safety, and built in the United States. This represents a new age for nuclear power!”
General Cable (NYSE: BGC), a Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty, construction and communications markets. General Cable, with annual revenues approaching $6+ billion, has 57 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries and offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, sales and service and operating efficiency. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.generalcable.com.
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