Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the UAE include Ducab Jebel Ali, Ducab Mussafah 1 Factory, Ducab Mussafah 2 Factory, Copper Rod Factory and High Voltage (HV) Cable Systems Factory (Opening end 2010). With five manufacturing facilities, we have a manufacturing capability of over 110,000 copper tonnes of high, medium and low voltage cables per annum.
Ducab HV (DHV) is the first dedicated high voltage (60kV – 150kV) and extra high voltage (220kV – 500kV) power cable manufacturing facility in the Middle East. The company is a joint venture between Ducab Group (50%); Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA – 25%) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA – 25%).
The DHV facility is a state of the art plant employing the latest machinery and technology available to produce HV and EHV cable. In order for the factory to maximise its resources and produce world’s best practice within a reliable and repeatable process it was decided at the outset to also align with an experienced cable technology partner.
HV and EHV manufacturing technology has been in existence since the 1960’s when Japanese cable makers were the first to produce XLPE insulated cables in these voltage ranges. A natural fit with a technology leader has therefore now also been cemented with the signing of a technology transfer agreement between DHV and J-Power Systems (a Japanese joint venture company bringing together the combined HV and EHV power cable expertise of Hitachi and Sumitomo).
The combined experience, technology and know-how brought together by DHV’s facilities, its shareholders and its engagement with its technology partner culminate in making it a formidable player in the power cable market. The company draws on the best available resources worldwide and looks forward to bringing its customer base Energy at a Higher Level.
The DHV plant was formally inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai on 29 November 2011 and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court