Ducab trains ADDC engineers
Dubai, October 6, 2013
Dubai Cable Company (Ducab), a manufacturer of power cables and copper products, held a week-long training for technicians and engineers from the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC).
The training session for the first batch of 22 engineers was held at the factory premises in Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali. It included the basics of cable systems and a demonstration of cable jointing and terminations during installation and maintenance.
A ceremony was held to award the ‘Certificate of Proficiency’ to the candidates, which was attended by the senior management from both companies.
ADDC relies heavily on its high performance and wide spread cable systems networks to provide 24x7 power flow across Abu Dhabi region. Ducab as a preferred supplier has collaborated with ADWEA/ADDC on numerous infrastructure projects across Abu Dhabi by designing and delivering world-class power utility cables up to 33kV, soon after privatisation in 1998.
In total, 65 electrical engineers and 48 technicians employed by ADDC would be participating in this course by November. It was jointly designed by Ducab and ADDC, with an emphasis on design, quality testing and the jointing and termination of power cables, aimed at developing Emirati engineers.
Managing director of Ducab, Andrew Shaw, said: “Everyone at Ducab is delighted with this collaborative training course between Ducab and ADDC, which will contribute greatly to the knowledge base among young employees of both companies.”
“Ducab is particularly pleased that national employees are being trained by this programme and contributing to the important governmental goal of Emiratisation. It is also expected that the training will make young Emiratis involved in the training more skilled, and thus more employable, contributing to the government’s much valued Absher initiative, which aims for Emirati’s to success in the local job market.” - TradeArabia News Service