Manufacturers & Procurement

Milestone project for Ducab HV

July 2017

Ducab High Voltage (HV), a dedicated extra-high-voltage power cable manufacturing facility in the region, said it has provided a full turnkey solution for Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority’s (Sewa) longest-ever high-voltage power circuit, which runs between Muwaileh and Sajaa.

The project has been completed within a short period of time to meet the energy demands of Sharjah city, said the company.

Ducab HV is a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) and Ducab, a global leader in the development, design and manufacture of copper and aluminium wire and cable products in the region.

Using Ducab HV cables, Sewa’s new circuit strengthens its existing network, allowing for future development of power supply to Rahmaniyah, Sharjah Airport Free Zone, and University City.

The project uses more than 160 km of 132-kV cables, which were supplied and installed by Ducab HV, said Abdulla Ali, the installations manager at Ducab HV.

“This was our largest project to date, and we are exceptionally proud of our work with Sewa. Being a local company enabled us to be agile enough to deliver to their requirements in a short time, thereby providing Sewa with the opportunity to complete this landmark project in a quick and efficient manner,” he stated.

May Al leem, the PPD director, Sewa, said: “Ducab HV was able to provide us with cabling for our new circuit in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our experience in this collaboration was positive from start to finish, demonstrating the very real benefits of using local suppliers as opposed to importing materials.

“With the new cabling in place, we are now better able to meet the growing energy demands of Sharjah, with the potential to expand as needed.”

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