Ducab supplies cables for UAE's first nuke project
Dubai, March 19, 2014
Dubai Cable Company (Ducab) has delivered its first consignment of locally-produced cables to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) power plant site in Barakah area of the emirates.
One of the largest manufacturers of power cables and copper products in the Middle East, Ducab is equally owned by the governments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The first shipment of 324,000 ft of Non-Class 1E cables out of the total 16 million feet on order was delivered to Enec on January 31 as per the first release to manufacture (RTM), said a statement from Ducab.
These cables will be used for non-class 1E power and lighting in the four units at Barakah, the site of the UAE’s first nuclear energy plant, where construction work is underway, it added.
The cables are of the highest quality and have successfully passed the 60-year operating life qualification test, the company added.
Enec’s Equipment Qualification (EQ) team witnessed the final part of the 8-month long-term test, conducted in Kinectrics in Toronto, Canada, on January 8 to confirm that the different cable types meet Enec’s stringent operational and safety requirements.
A delegation of senior officials from Ducab headed by chairman Jamal Al Dhaheri visited the Barakah site recently. They were welcomed by Mohamed Al Hammadi, the chief executive officer at ENEC.
“The delivery of the first consignment of Ducab cables is an important milestone in the development of our country’s first nuclear power plant and supports the UAE’s goal for economic diversification,” remarked Al Hammadi.
“Nuclear energy will provide a safe, clean, reliable and efficient source of electricity that will help power the UAE’s rapid economic growth. We at Enec are pleased to partner with Ducab, a UAE company that matches global standards as well as ENEC’s expectation for 60-year operating life cables meeting the highest quality and safety standards,” he added.
Hassan Omar, the general manager (Technical & Quality) Ducab said with its world-class nuclear energy project, Enec has played a pivotal role in the UAE’s industrial development program.
"Our dedicated team has been working diligently since 2011 to develop this range of premium and extended long-life cables made to American & NQA Standards," he added.-TradeArabia News Service