Dubai’s Ducab launches first GCC manufactured 400kV cable

Dubai’s Ducab launches first GCC manufactured 400kV cable
Published: 15 May 2018 - 6:12 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Dubai Cable Company (Ducab), has through 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 400kV cable circuit, completed two months ahead of schedule, utilises the leading technology from the industry.

It operates at the highest voltage used within the region, 1000 times the voltage of the power socket in an ordinary home, and can carry enough power to supply four buildings the size of the Burj Khalifa.

The project for the Taweelah B Power station in Abu Dhabi owned by TAPCO is the first 400kV circuit to enter service using cables manufactured in the GCC, another milestone set by the Ducab Group.

The circuit is a critical component helping Tapco provide a secure electricity supply for the Emirates.

“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,” said Dale Huntington, Managing Director – TAPCO.

Ducab HV is the first dedicated high voltage (60kV – 150kV) and extra high voltage (220kV – 500kV) power cable manufacturing facility in the Middle East. It is a joint venture established between Ducab; Dewa and Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmad Al Mazrouei, Chairman, 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.”

Ducab Group is jointly owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai and Senaat (General Holding Corporation, Abu Dhabi), generating approximately USD1.5bn revenue in 2017.

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