Ducab awarded new contract in Dubai
Ducab, the leading manufacturer of high quality power cables in the Middle East, have recently been awarded the Cable System contract for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (DEWA) new 750 MW 'L' Power Station in Jebel Ali. DEWA awarded the Power and Desalination station package to a consortium led by Mitsubishi Corporation along with Toshiba Corporation, Fisia Italimpianti SpA, Areva (Alsthom) and ETA Group as the partners.
The engineering consultant for this project is Lahmeyer
International GmbH of Germany. Ducab will design, manufacture and supply all Cable Systems for the new power station & Desalination Plant.
Ducab had been the trusted choice of DEWA's Power and Desalination Plant Projects, from Stations 'E' in 1995 to Station 'K' in 2002 and had successfully fulfilled the Cable Systems contract every time by committing fully to
the specifications laid by the client's engineers. This new contract hallmarks the customer satisfaction and trust which are considered as the most valued recognitions at Ducab.
Announcing the new contract, Colin Paskins, Managing Director, Ducab, said, "Ducab's relationship with DEWA is built upon the company's ability to deliver high quality products in a timely manner. The successful completion
of the projects in the past for DEWA, positioned Ducab as the strong contender for the new project. However, the new contract offered fresh challenges, since an innovative Cable System needed to be designed specifically for this project. Ducab met this challenge well by meeting the high standards of cable performance specification."
"The Cable specifications laid down demanded high standards and superior performance under extreme conditions, including exposure to fire and preventing water penetration. As rigorous quality tests are habitual at Ducab, the company prides itself on meeting and exceeding the client specifications. Ducab's stress for quality is widely recognised in the market and by our existing customers and that helps us to craft long lasting and rewarding association," added Paskins.
Toshiba Corporation, the power plant contractor, decided in favour of Ducab after a diligent four month long evaluation process.
The company's E-Next system, which permits customers to track delivery status of their orders, was also an important factor that highlighted Ducab's ability to meet project deadlines without compromising on its high quality standards. In addition to the Power station cables, Ducab is also supplying cables for the desalination plant being built by Fisia Italimpianti SpA.
"Meeting the cable design standards for this project was not an easy task. Ducab took the challenge of actually developing a prototype and demonstrated the integrity of the cable design and performance under fire conditions,"
explained Deb Mazumdar, Ducab Sales Manager (Power Utilities). "The ingenuity of Ducab's technical support group needs to be applauded, as the success of the cable design was one of the cornerstones in winning this contract. We remain grateful to the Toshiba Corporation and the Plant Design and Procurement team for their confidence in giving Ducab this opportunity and challenge." added Mazumdar.
"Cable Systems are a crucial part of a Power Station's design package. For a reliable Cable System , the cable manufacturers have to stress on the durability of the cables in all kinds of extreme conditions, including
exposure to fire and in preventing water penetration. On the other hand, to ensure the continued functionality of a Power Station into the future, Cable Systems must incorporate highest quality standards in cable material
and manufacturing capability," said Toru Abe, Chief of Power Plant Design Group, under Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation. "Toshiba would like to congratulate Ducab on successfully meeting all these criteria." (menareport.com)
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