Ducab signs to Dh16 million contract with UAE’s Electricity and Water Authority
The Emirati cable manufacturer, Dubai Cable Company (Ducab), announced that it has been awarded a contract worth 16 million Emirati dirhams ($4.35 million) by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA). The contract entails the supply of 300 kilometers of 33kV cables to FEWA.
“Due to the tremendous increase in the electricity load every year, we are implementing fast-track projects that will upgrade the 33kV distribution network throughout the northern Emirates,” said Saeed Majid Al-Shamsi, FEWA general manager.
Ducab’s facility in Jebel Ali processes, manufactures and engineers MV cables. The new 33kV is a larger size cable, which has almost twice the capacity of the cable previously used, will be installed underground by other cable installation contractors nominated by FEWA. The project commenced operation in 2001 and is estimated to be completed next year.
The cable which is a 33kV 1 core 500mm² Copper / XLPE / PVC, will be utilized to replace the existing circuits that had been previously installed with 33kV 1c 240mm² cables. It will also be used for expansion of the 33kV network in the Northern Emirates.
Established in 1979, Ducab is the first purpose built cable manufacturing company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is owned by the Government of Dubai and Government of Abu Dhabi. Its product range covers low voltage power cables, control and auxiliary cables, wiring and lead-sheathed cables, Ducab Powerplus medium voltage cables (up to 33 kV) and Ducab Smokemaster cables. Ducab also distributes Connect cable accessories. — (menareport.com)
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