UAE Focus

First locally-made 400-kV circuit energised

June 2018

Ducab, a global leader in the manufacture of copper and aluminium wire and cable products, said its joint venture firm Ducab HV has successfully completed a 400-kV cable circuit two months ahead of schedule for an Abu Dhabi project.

The project for the Taweelah B power station owned by Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) is the first 400-kV circuit to enter service using cables manufactured in the GCC, another milestone set by the Ducab Group, said the Emirati company, adding that the critical component helps Tapco provide a secure electricity supply for the emirates.

According to Ducab, it operates at the highest voltage used within the region, 1,000 times the voltage of the power socket at home, and can carry enough power to supply four buildings the size of the Burj Khalifa.

Dale Huntington, the managing director at Tapco, said: “One of the key reasons we awarded this project to Ducab HV was the challenging time line and to complete the project two months ahead of schedule shows the real benefit of having a world-class local supplier.”

Ducab HV – a joint venture between Ducab,  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi – is the first dedicated high-voltage (60 kV to 150 kV) and extra-high-voltage (220 kV to 500 kV) cable manufacturer in the region.  

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