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Cable manufacturer Ducab unveiled its first-of-a-kind range of certified 60-year life span nuclear cables in Dubai last week at the Middle East Electricity (MEE) exhibition
Ducab will begin supplying the innovative cable range to the nuclear facility in Barakah, the Middle East’s first civil nuclear power plant, in the first half of 2014.
Ducab chairman Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri said, “Our nuclear certified cables represent the latest advancements in cable manufacturing and are the first in the world to be certified to 60 years life.”
Based in Abu Dhabi, the US$20 bn Barakah nuclear facility is made up of four units, each of which is expected to produce 1400MW of electricity by the year 2020.
According to Ducab, which is jointly owned by both the Abu Dhabi and Dubai governments, the cabling company has built a strong position for itself in the Middle East power sector over the last year, particularly in renewable energy.
Ducab is currently working alongside two significant solar power-generation projects, Masdar City’s Shams 1, and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park together with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Al Dhaheri said, “Our vast experience cuts across every aspect of the energy industry, including oil and gas, renewable energy, petrochemicals and utilities.”
He added that the company intended to use its time exhibiting at MEE to broaden its horizons and strengthen its exports focus into markets such as the GCC, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Iraq and France.