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Ducab signs deal with Korean nucelar plant builder

Successful project win with the Korean Hydro-Nuclear Power Co. shows Ducab’s competitive offering in the international market

This project win follows significant testing and qualifications, and represents the first international nuclear project for Ducab.
This project win follows significant testing and qualifications, and represents the first international nuclear project for Ducab.

UAE-based cables and cabling products manufacturer Ducab announced that its nuclear power-qualified cable range, NuBICC was selected by the Korean Hydro-Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) for the Shin Hanul 1 & 2 Nuclear power plant under construction.

This project win follows significant testing and qualifications, and represents the first international nuclear project for Ducab.

Seok Cho, chief executive officer of KHNP, said: “We would like to congratulate Ducab for this important milestone for the industrial sector of the UAE. Providing nuclear-grade materials is the highest form of quality mark and this is a major achievement.

"For a manufacturer to reach the level where their nuclear cables have been tested and qualified in a highly reputed laboratory in North America, shows strong visionary leadership and a pursuit for excellence. Considering the sensitive and critical needs of a nuclear power facility, we conducted a proper audit and are happy to announce that Ducab got nominated for the tender bid among global competition.”

Dr Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, chairman, Ducab, said: “Our nuclear cable team at Ducab worked hard to win this contract against well-established international competition.

"Our national leadership has consistently encouraged us to constantly innovate and show the best of the UAE to the outside world, and being a part of a nationally-critical project in Korea with KHNP shows that Ducab has now emerged in the region to stand alongside the best-known and leading cable manufacturers in the world.”

KHNP has a strong history with the UAE in terms of collaboration on advanced nuclear power plant technology, and they have built a strong relationship with UAE’s ENEC around knowledge transfer, training, operations and more. 

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