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Ducab-HV 500 million AED factory construction to be completed by early 2011

Ducab-HV, a joint venture company between Ducab, DEWA and ADWEA, has announced that the construction of its AED500 million factory is on track for completion in early 2011, which will be the first dedicated high voltage factory in the region. The news came during a celebration marking the completion of the factory's 148m high tower, a new landmark in Jebel Ali, which is believed to be the highest industrial tower in the GCC. The ceremony was attended by Ducab-HV board members H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD & CEO of DEWA; Saeed Al Darmaki, Deputy Managing Director of TRANSCO and Ahmed Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab. Also in attendance were Mr. Tariq Hussain Khansaheb, Director, representing the main civil contractor, Khansaheb and Mr. Jon Vail, CEO Ducab-HV.

The 44 storey tower, housing state of the art extrusion equipment, is the most noticeable feature of the new Ducab-HV factory. It is designed to ensure that the very high voltage products are manufactured to the highest standards necessary to provide faultless service. The tower will also contain a series of Clean Room facilities in the top levels to ensure no contamination of the critical cable insulation.

"We are glad to announce the completion of the 148m vertical extrusion tower at the Ducab-HV factory which demonstrates that the project is on track for completion in early 2011," said Ahmed Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab-HV. "These types of high-voltage cables carry electricity loads great enough to power an entire downtown district, and as such, we will ensure that the quality standards of our products not only meet but surpass the highest international standards in the industry."

"Within one year of breaking ground, we are celebrating this key construction milestone thanks to the excellent work by Khansaheb, and the great efforts of the whole project team. We are approaching the completion of the civil works and the first machines are

Posted on Dec 8, 2010 by Ducab