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Qatar’s Al Bidda Switchgear has inaugurated a 14,000 sqm manufacturing and engineering facility in the New Industrial Area, outside of Doha
The new facility would be involved in electrical switchgear manufacturing, general sheet metal engineering and fabrication, and provide powder coating services and general trading, stated officials from Al Bidda.
The manufacturing plant is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology that includes a seven-stage automatic powder coating system; fully-automated CO2 laser cutter; fully-automated turret punch; automated CNC press brakes; CNC copper cutting, punching and bending systems; as well as testing, verification, service and repair equipment.
The high and low-voltage products that the new facility would be manufacturing include HV and MV switchboards, LV main distribution boards, LV motor control centres, LV sub-distribution boards, motor starters, and feeder and distribution pillars. Additionally, Al Bidda Switchgear will also provide after-sales service and support, as well as maintenance services.
The sheet steel fabrication facility is expected to provide IT and communication cabinets, shelets, custom designs, parts, structures, general enclosure manufacture, mild steel, aluminium and stainless steel products and parts.
Powder coating facilities would provide services to parts and components manufacturers, steel products manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), architectural and construction sector, and the oil and gas sector.
According to Al Bidda officials, the new facility is being built in line to realise the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 Plan, which aims to boost the non-hydrocarbon sector and diversify the Arab nation’s economy.