Ground broken on Ducab high voltage factory
Ducab's Special Cable Unit (SCU) officially launched
The groundbreaking for Ducab’s high voltage factory took place on Tuesday, with Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and chairman of the Higher Corporation of Specialized Economic Zones and Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority attending the ceremony.
The factory, Ducab’s sixth, will manufacture cables in the 66kV to 400kV range, the highest used in the GCC at present. The factory is the first dedicated high-voltage facility in the region and will have a manufacturing capability of 30,000 tonnes of cable per year.
“As our regional economies continue to grow, the need for electricity and power infrastructure grows too,” said Ducab chairman Ahmed Al Shaikh. “The Ducab HV factory is designed to meet these needs supporting ADWEA, DEWA and other regional utilities with the highest quality High Voltage and Extra High Voltage cables.”
Along with the ground breaking of the new factory, the company also officially launched the Ducab Special Cable Unit (SCU). This new unit significantly expands Ducab’s capacity for specialised cables suitable for oil and gas projects in the region.
Ducab currently operates five factories across the UAE with over 900 employees. With a manufacturing capacity of 110,000 tonnes annually, Ducab’s market share is about 50% locally.