Ducab in top HV technology deal
Dubai, February 19, 2012
Ducab HV, a joint venture between Ducab, Dewa and Adwea, and the first dedicated high voltage factory in the region, has signed a collaboration agreement with J-Power Systems Corporation (JPS) covering all areas of high voltage cable technology.
Dubai-based Ducab-HV said the tieup with JPS, a joint venture between Sumitomo Electric Industries and Hitachi Cable, is aimed at accelerating the introduction of world-class high voltage technology to the UAE.
'The inauguration and launch of Ducab HV last November was a defining moment in our mission to supply regional and international markets with world class high voltage cable systems designed to exacting standards and stringently quality tested,' remarked Jon Vail, the chief executive officer of Ducab HV.
“We are now furthering our commitment to the rapid delivery of excellent HV products by partnering with J-Power Systems, one of the world’s leading companies in HV technology,” Vail stated.
According to him, HV and EHV projects require the most advanced cable technology as well as proven joints and terminations to complete the system.
The quality and reliability of each component in the entire system is critical to the success of projects, he noted.
“Due to the exacting nature of this business, our customers want to see a proven track record of success. For a new company, this creates barriers to entry that we will overcome through this collaboration,” Vail added.
Hitachi Cable and Sumitomo Electric, JPS’ founding partners, have been leading high voltage cable technology since the 1960’s and are involved in supplying projects up to 500kV both in Japan and rest of the world, including significant projects in Middle East.
They formed JPS by spinning off their high voltage power cable divisions in 2001.
Ducab HV’s collaboration, which came after a detailed evaluation of all qualified global cable companies, extends up to the 400 kV range, which is the highest voltage in use in the UAE, said Vail.
“We are very happy to enter this agreement with Ducab HV, and look forward to working together to transfer expertise and knowledge to the UAE to ensure that Ducab-HV products meet highest international standards,” said Fukunaga, the president of JPS.
'Technology transfer is a key part of the agreement and will take place through a combination of Ducab HV engineering teams visiting Japan, as well as experienced JPS engineers’ stationed in the UAE to train Ducab HV staff,' Fukunaga noted.
'The knowledge and technology transfer will cover all aspects of HV cable manufacture,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service