The Dubai Cable Company (Ducab) recently won a 30 million Emirati Dirham (eight million dollar) contact to manufacture and supply all the necessary cable requirements for the Salalah Power Station project in Oman, reported Khaleej Times . The Salalah Power Station is a new 200 Megawatt gas-fired power station that will replace the two existing diesel-fired power stations in the southern port city.
Ducab will supply medium voltage, low voltage power distribution cables and pilot cables for infrastructure to the project’s contractors. One of the contractors for the project is Zubair Kilpatrick, an Omani joint venture with Balfour Beatty of Britain.
In August 1999, the Omani government gave permission to the Dhofar Power Corporation (DPC) to carry out the Salalah Power Station project, which will cover the whole of the Dhofar region. DPC will build, own and operate the scheme for a twenty-year concession period. The Government has agreed to supply gas for the station through a 700-kilometer pipeline from Saih Nihayda in central Oman. DPC closed a $225 million deal to privatize the Salalah project after receiving a funding package from BNP, WestLB and Bank Muscat.
Ducab was established in 1979 as the first purpose built cable-manufacturing company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The company is owned by the governments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Its product range covers low voltage power cables, control and auxiliary cables, wiring and lead-sheathed cables in addition to Ducab Powerplus medium voltage cables (up to 33 KV) and Ducab Smokemaster cables. — (menareport.com)
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