3: DUCAB

Ducab is a technologically advanced cable manufacturing company

Andrew Shaw, Managing Director of DUCAB.
Andrew Shaw, Managing Director of DUCAB.

Dubai Cable Company is a technologically advanced cable manufacturing company that was established in 1979 by the government of Dubai as a joint venture with BICC Cables.

Today, it is equally owned by the governments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai supplying a range of high quality power cables and accessories to customers across the world in 40 countries.

With three cable manufacturing factories, a Copper Rod Plant, and PVC compounding facility across the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the company has a manufacturing capability of over 110,000 metal tonnes of high, medium and low voltage cables and wires per annum, with a sales network spread across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.

At the local level, Ducab has a market share over 50% in the UAE with plans to reach a GCC market share of 25% in the near future. Total annual sales have doubled several times over since the company’s launch in 1979, reaching AED3.3 billion by 2008 and 2.4 in 2009.

Since its founding, Ducab has supplied cables and wires for a number of landmark projects within the UAE and internationally. Some of Ducab’s biggest projects in the UAE include Burj Khalifa, Dubai Metro, Emirates Palace, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, The Palm, and Yas Marina Circuit.

In the greater GCC, Ducab has also supplied power cables to projects like the Ras Gas Project, Lulu Centre and the Dasman Hypermarket (Qatar), Central Bank of Oman, Al Manah Power Station and the Oman Culture Centre (Oman), Sur Hospital Bahrain, Gulf Air Headquarters, Bahrain City Centre, Bahrain Financial Harbour (Bahrain), Kuwait Oil Company and Kuwait National Petroleum Company (Kuwait).

Further abroad in Asia, the company’s milestone contributions include working on the Public Utility Board (Singapore), ICC Tower (Hong Kong), HSBC Corporate Office (Hong Kong), the Delhi Metro (India) and Shiraz Metro (Iran).

Ducab prides itself on setting and maintaining the highest quality-standards of power cables while employing skilled workers to operate state-of-the-art equipment and conduct extensive testing at every phase of production. In the last few years, Ducab has witnessed tremendous growth of its capacity and facilities.

The company partnered with UAE utility providers Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in 2009 to establish the joint-venture company Ducab HV; the region’s first dedicated high-voltage manufacturing facility.

Overall, Ducab strives to be the highest-quality cable manufacturer in the world, satisfying the aims and aspirations of the company’s shareholders, employees and the communities in which it operates.

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