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Ducab JV energises its first 400-kV cable circuit in GCC

DUBAI, May 14, 2018

Ducab, a global leader in the manufacture of copper and aluminium wire and cable products, said its joint venture firm Ducab HV has successfully completed a 400-kV cable circuit two months ahead of schedule for an Abu Dhabi project.

The project for the Taweelah B power station in Abu Dhabi owned by Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) is the first 400-kV circuit to enter service using cables manufactured in the GCC, another milestone set by the Ducab Group, said a statement from the Emirati company.

The circuit is a critical component helping Tapco provide a secure electricity supply for the emirates, it stated.

The 400-kV cable circuit, completed two months ahead of schedule, utilises the leading technology from the industry, it stated.

According to Ducab, it operates at the highest voltage used within the region, 1,000 times the voltage of the power socket at home, and can carry enough power to supply four buildings the size of the Burj Khalifa.

Dale Huntington, the managing director at Tapco, said: "One of the key reasons we awarded this project to Ducab HV was the challenging time line and to complete the project two months ahead of schedule shows the real benefit of having a world-class local supplier."

Ducab HV - a joint venture between Ducab,  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi - is the first dedicated high-voltage (60 kV – 150 kV) and extra-high -oltage (220 kV – 500 kV) power cable manufacturing facility in the Middle East.

Ahmad Al Mazrouei, the chairman of Ducab HV, said: "This is a proud moment for Ducab HV and a great example of the development of technology within the region. Ducab HV was conceived as a joint venture between local utilities and Ducab for exactly this reason; to be able to provide the highest technology from a local base."

"The success is down to excellent team work from all our staff as well as the end client Tapco, our customer AGPS, and our suppliers," he added.

Ducab Group, jointly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai and Senaat (General Holding Corporation, Abu Dhabi), had generated $1.5 billion revenue last year. It is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper and aluminium wire and cable products for the energy, general construction, industrial, defence, transport and specialty industry verticals.

With five manufacturing facilities in the UAE, Ducab has a manufacturing capability of over 115,000 metal tonnes of high, medium and low voltage cables and 110,000 tonnes of copper rod and wire per annum.-TradeArabia News Service

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