UAE’s Ducab to supply cable solutions to world’s largest solar power project

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s largest industrial manufacturing business & solution provider, Ducab Group has been awarded the full EPC (engineering, procurement & contracting) contract to supply and install 400 kV cables and accessories to link Al Dhafra, the world’s largest solar plant in Abu Dhabi, with the Emirate’s main TRANSCO transmission grid through its specialized division, Ducab HV.

The Group said that this collaborative project partnership also covers testing and commissioning to ensure the highest levels of excellence in electric transmission.

The Al Dhafra facility will deploy technologically advanced bifacial solar panels that deliver electricity at the highest efficiency levels by using both the front and back of panels. The facility will have a capacity of two gigawatts and supply power to Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC).

“When fully operational, Al Dhafra will be the world’s largest single-site solar power plant, mitigating 2.4 million tonnes of CO2 annually and using 3.5 million solar panels to generate enough electricity for approximately 160,000 homes across the UAE,” the company said.

Mohammad A Almutawa
Mohammad A Almutawa
CEO – Ducab Group

“We are proud that Ducab is assisting the nation in achieving its “Energy Strategy 2050″. Al Dhafra project further demonstrates the company’s engineering and technology capabilities in delivering the highest standards in cabling solutions. Ducab now supplies cables for the three largest solar projects in the UAE. And, through our ongoing collaborations with different solar power projects, we continue to reflect on Ducab’s key role in supporting the UAE to overcome climate change and reduce carbon emissions, in line with the country’s ‘Energy Strategy 2050’ that aims to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25 percent to 50percent by 2050.”

According to the statement, Ducab’s custom-made SolarBICC cables have been supplied to Abu Dhabi’s Shams 1 project and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, two of the largest solar projects in the world.

As a champion of the “Made in the UAE” initiative, Ducab not only supplies solutions to leading power projects in the UAE but also supports products and counterparts in auxiliary industries to deepen the country’s industrial capabilities, the company added.

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