DUCAB Aluminium Company broke ground last month for its new aluminium rod and conductor facility at the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) said.
After signing a Musataha lease agreement with ADPC in May, Ducab Aluminium has now laid the foundations for the start of construction of the manufacturing facility, which is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2015.
With a total investment of Dh220 million ($59 million), the facility will be built on a 50,732-sq-m plot of land near the Kizad anchor tenant Emirates Aluminium (Emal), one of the core operating assets of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the fifth largest aluminium producer in the world.
The close proximity to the Emal plant will guarantee optimum supply chain connections for Ducab’s facility with molten aluminium being directly supplied from the Emal smelter, significantly saving energy in line with Ducab’s environment-friendly production policies.
When complete, the new plant will manufacture electrical conductive (EC) grade aluminium alloy rods, wires, and bare overhead conductors.