Composite Technology awarded first GCC contract
Company's ACCC(R) conductor selected for reconductor project in Qatar.
Composite Technology Corporation has received a new order for its subsidiary, CTC Cable Corporation, from Midal Cables Limited.
Midal has been contracted by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to improve the capacity of the distribution grid.
The order is for CTC ACCC core to be stranded by Midal to produce 70 kilometers of ACCC Drake conductor for a reconductor project of an existing 132 kV, 125 MVA per circuit ACSR Zebra conductor transmission line. This project will upgrade the line into a higher capacity 260 MVA per circuit ACCC® Drake conductor line. Installation is scheduled for September 2010.
With this deal CTC is entering the Middle Eastern market, after having established a strong presence worldwide. Its ACCC conductor is used in over 140 installations and 9,400 kilometers commercially deployed in transmission and distribution grids in the U.S., Mexico, South America, Asia and Europe.
"The continued adoption of ACCC conductors within new territories shows the effects of our new marketing strategies. We are very excited to receive this first order from the Middle East and are looking forward to further near term expansion in the region," said Benton Wilcoxon, CTC chief executive officer.