Ducab Group and Etihad Water and Electricity have announced a new turnkey partnership to strengthen the country’s power transmission network. The latest collaboration builds on EtihadWE’s efforts to keep pace with urban development in the northern Emirates and meet the future needs of the vital sectors it provides in the regions in which it serves.
The project is expected to conclude in 2023, and Ducab will manage the delivery of 132kV high-voltage transmission lines between a number of EtihadWE’s existing Power Stations. The copper cabling is being entirely sourced, designed, and manufactured within the UAE, utilising Ducab Group’s comprehensive Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) capabilities while proudly championing the ‘Made in the Emirates’ hallmark.
Ducab’s HV facility is the Middle East’s first dedicated high voltage (60-150kV) and extra-high voltage (220-500kV) solutions provider within Ducab Group. It operates from an advanced manufacturing and testing facility in Dubai, serving customers in the energy sector across MENA, Europe, and Asia.
Mohammad Almutawa, Group CEO of Ducab, said: “We are proud to be collaborating with EtihadWE to apply the most innovative, safe, and sustainable energy solutions available in the market today. This project is also a testament to the exceptional value that can be delivered to entities within the UAE when utilising the local capabilities of a thriving industrial value chain. Ducab Group strives to exploit the best of natural resources while deploying the highest levels of standardised services to deliver the utmost to our customers across the Emirates. We aim through this collaboration to strengthen the quality of local services and maximise the potential for both the industry and the community.”
For his part, Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, Director General of Etihad Water and Electricity, confirmed that the lines that Ducab is implementing are among a number of key electricity projects being implemented in various regions in the northern Emirates, all of which aim to keep pace with the continuous urban development in those regions and meet the current and future needs in this vital sector, pointing out that those lines, in particular, would enhance the continuity and reliability of the network in the mentioned regions.
Saleh said that the projects that Ducab is implementing for Etihad Water and Electricity include high-voltage cables and transmission lines with a capacity of 132 kV to connect Al Dhaid and Al Madam power stations and the same to connect Transco Khor Fakkan and Transco Al Towayyin and Saih Dibba power stations, with a total length of up to 60 km and a cost of about 260 million dirhams He indicated his pride in partnering with Ducab, that has a long experience in conventional and renewable energy systems, which led to relying on them to implement a number of important local electrical interconnection projects.
Despite global disruptions, Ducab has maintained its supply chains by working with regional partners to ensure stable operations. The company aims to leverage its economies of scale and innovation, in addition to its firm long-term relationships with suppliers, to ensure its competitiveness in the market and maintain its service quality.
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