Royal opening for High Voltage factory
Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum cuts Ducab ribbon
H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai has inaugurated a new high voltage factory in Dubai.
Ducab-HV’s new factory will offer High Voltage cable systems up to 400 kV and the plant, whose 148m tall vertical extrusion tower has become a Jebel Ali landmark, will be the first dedicated high voltage facility in the region, increasing Ducab’s production capacity by 15,000 tonnes of conductor.
“We are very proud that Ducab-HV has opened as scheduled and we extend our heartfelt thanks to H.H Sheikh Mohammad for his presence and support,” said Ahmad Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab and Ducab-HV. “Ducab-HV will benefit the UAE economy by offering an excellent quality alternative to imports. Ducab-HV products will cover the highest voltages used in the GCC, ensuring that our utility partners and other customers can source vital energy infrastructure cables from a local supplier. When fully operational, the factory will also generate 130 new jobs, which means more opportunities to hire and develop UAE Nationals,” he added.
Machine installation for the plant was completed earlier this year, and extensive commissioning testing was also finished to schedule. Most of the machinery at the HV plant has been sourced from European suppliers, and their experts provided assistance to the Ducab Project Team during commissioning and installation.