Feb 16 2013

Ducab showcases range of energy cables at Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013

Power cable manufacturer seeks global presence after string of project wins

Dubai, 16th February 2013: Dubai Cable Company ( Ducab ), one of the largest manufacturers of power cables and copper products in the Middle East, will be launching new copper products while showcasing its range of energy cables, connect accessories and copper at Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013. Ducab will be prominently represented at stand 7E10, Hall 7, at the 38th edition of Middle East Electricity running from February 17th to 19th 2012 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, MEE is not just the largest power event in the region but also the longest-running.

Ducab 's participation at MEE will see it network with existing suppliers and customers, and also reach out to potential clients in new markets. The company's presence at MEE comes on the back of a string of recent project wins, including an AED 140 million contract for the South Al-Shamkha Infrastructure Development project in Abu Dhabi, AED 57 million for Abu Dhabi's Cleveland Clinic project, AED 20 million for Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace Development project in Abu Dhabi worth Dh20 million, and AED 10 million for the Ras Al Khair project. The company has also scored projects from the US Government worth AED 4.4 million in Afghanistan.

" Ducab 's participation at MEE 2013 helps it reach out a diverse audience of potential channel partners, suppliers and customers while reaffirming ties with existing ones. Ducab wants to maintain leadership in local market, but also take its UAE-manufactured, high quality products to regional and international markets. We believe MEE is the right platform to facilitate that expansion," said Colin McKay, GM- Sales & Marketing, Ducab while introducing the new range of "Tuff DuFlex" wires and cables. Ducab is the only BASEC approved cable and wire manufacturer to offer wires operating in stringent conditions ranging from -40deg C to 105deg C

Ducab 's MEE participation will serve as a showcase for the company's extensive range of copper and aluminium cable products, including those in the 400kV class, which will soon be offered from its

Ducab -HV plant. Other products on display will include the company's FlamBICC fire resistant cables for residential and industrial use, flexible indoor wiring cables, and control & instrumentation cables for the OGP sector.

Ducab 's regional project wins in the recent past have also included an AED 5 million contract for the King Abdullah Financial District Development in Saudi Arabia, AED 100 million for the Dubai Airport Congress Building, AED 17 million for the New York University in Abu Dhabi, AED 51 million for GASCO's Habshan Field Development, AED 40 million for Qatar Petroleum and AED 37 million for Al-Shuaiba Power Station in Kuwait.

Ashish Chaturvedy, Marketing Manager, Ducab , said " Ducab 's participation at MEE 2013 will allow us to capitalize on the momentum generated by our recent project wins, and show customers and stakeholders what we offer in terms of world class energy infrastructure for a variety of products. For us, MEE is an excellent event to showcase our achievements and products, and develop sustained, mutually beneficial relationships for the future."

MEE 2013 will host over 1000 exhibitors from 56 countries. It is the region's largest power event, attracting leading names in the power, lighting, new, renewable and nuclear sectors.

"Power is a vital component for modern urban and industrial development. At MEE 2013, we look forward to demonstrating how we can contribute to infrastructural development for iconic projects with our range of extremely high quality, stringently tested wire and cable products," concluded Chaturvedy.

Further information about Ducab :
Ducab is jointly owned by the Governments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi (50% each) and has one of the most modern manufacturing units in the region. It occupies an area of 590,000 square meters of land in Jebel Ali, Dubai and nearly 330,000 square meters in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi spread over 2 factories.

Today, Ducab produces over 105,000 copper tons equivalent of low voltage, medium and high voltage cables, emerging as the leader and the first choice of prestigious customers in the Middle East.

Ducab 's product range covers High Voltage cables up to 400kV, Ducab Powerplus Medium Voltage cables up to 33kV, Low Voltage power cables, control & auxiliary, wiring and lead-sheathed cables, Ducab -Smokemaster- Low Smoke and Fume cables, and Ducab -FR (Fire Resistance Cables), cable components and cable accessories, as well as copper rod that Ducab manufacture in their own copper rod plant.

Ducab is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company for both its factories. The Abu Dhabi factory was also awarded an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate and an OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety certificate by BASEC (British Approval Services for Cables).

The cables comply with and are approved to the full British Standard of the Loss Prevention Certificate Board (LPCB) and Lloyd's Register, UK. These certifications are the latest in a string of recognitions achieved by the company including a two time winner of Gulf Excellence Award, two time winner of Dubai Quality Award, Gold category 2004 & 1998.

In 2009 Ducab was honoured with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Business Excellence Award for their achievements in the manufacturing sector; this award ceremony was in the presence of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Ducab has also won other awards such as the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) Chairman's Award for Outstanding Economic Value Creation in the Industrial Sector.

For more information, please visit: www.ducab.com

About Ducab -HV:
Ducab -HV was officially inaugurated in November 2009 in presence of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai., and HH Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court.

Ducab -HV is a joint venture between Ducab (50%), DEWA (25%) and ADWEA (25%) to manufacture and sell cable systems in the voltage range 66kV (66,000 Volts) to 400kV (400,000 Volts) covering the highest voltage currently used in the GCC. It is the first dedicated HV facility in the region, and covers a built area of 30,000m2 on a 93,000m2 premises at the Ducab Jebel Ali site.

The plant's most prominent characteristic is a 44-storey (i.e. a height of 148 meters) tower housing state of the art extrusion equipment designed to ensure that the very high voltage products are manufactured to the highest standards necessary to provide faultless service. The tower, thought to be the tallest industrial tower in the GCC, also contains a series of Clean Room facilities in the top levels to ensure no contamination of the critical cable insulation.

For further information, please contract:
Husny Diab
Next Public Relations
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Email: husny.d@o2pr.net

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