UAE’s Ducab & EtihadWE to bolster country’s power transmission network

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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UAE’s largest industrial manufacturing business & solution provider, Ducab Group has entered into a new turnkey partnership with Etihad Water and Electricity (EtihadWE) in order to strengthen the country’s power transmission network.

The latest collaboration builds on EtihadWE’s efforts to keep pace with urban development in the northern Emirates and meet the future needs of the vital sectors.

The project is expected to conclude in 2023, and Ducab will manage the delivery of 132kV high-voltage transmission lines between several of EtihadWE’s existing Power Stations.

According to the statement, the copper cabling is being entirely sourced, designed, and manufactured within the UAE, utilizing Ducab Group’s comprehensive Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) capabilities, while proudly championing the ‘Made in the Emirates’ hallmark.

Mohammad A Almutawa
Mohammad Almutawa
CEO – Ducab Group

“We are proud to be collaborating with EtihadWE to apply the most innovative, safe, and sustainable energy solutions available in the market today. This project is also a testament to the exceptional value that can be delivered to entities within the UAE when utilizing the local capabilities of a thriving industrial value chain.”

Ducab’s HV facility is the Middle East’s first dedicated high voltage (60-150kV) and extra-high voltage (220-500kV) solutions provider within Ducab Group. It operates from an advanced manufacturing and testing facility in Dubai, serving customers in the energy sector across MENA, Europe, and Asia.

For his part, Mr. Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, Director-General of Etihad Water and Electricity, confirmed that “the lines that Ducab is implementing are among several key electricity projects being implemented in various regions in the northern Emirates, all of which aim to keep pace with the continuous urban development in those regions and meet the current and future needs in this vital sector, pointing out that those lines, in particular, would enhance the continuity and reliability of the network in the mentioned regions.”

Mr. Saleh stated that the projects that Ducab is implementing for Etihad Water and Electricity include high-voltage cables and transmission lines with a capacity of 132 kV to connect Al Dhaid and Al Madam power stations and the same to connect Transco Khor Fakkan, Transco Al Towayyin and Saih Dibba power stations, with a total length of up to 60 km and a cost of about $70 million (AED260 million).

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