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Ducab Clinches Second Multi-Million Dollar Deal to Supply Gas Cables


Middle East : 19 July 2010

Leading cable manufacturer, Duncab, has been awarded its second contract for the Abu Dhabi Integrated Gas Development (IGD) Project. The contract, which was negotiated in Japan, is worth US$13.8-million, bringing the total worth of the two contracts it has been awarded to US$35-million.

This was confirmed following a US$20.5-million agreement between Ducab and Hyundai Engineering & Construction which is to support the development’s utility and offsite section. It is believed that this latest contract could result in Ducab providing as much as 70% of the all the power cables that are needed for the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company’s (GASCO) Habshan 5 Project.

The rapid growth of the oil and gas sector in the GCC is what led Ducab to launch their Special Cables Unit at the end of 2009, the company’s manager of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals (OGP) Laith Madi said this week. Headquartered in the UAE, Ducab was now well on its way to becoming a “dominant” supplier of power cables for OGP, he said.

The IGD projects are integral in the US$9-billion scheme to step-up the production of offshore gas and link the ADNOC Umm Shaif Field with a new facility at Habshan and Ruwais that is routed by way of Das Island.

Thousands of kms of top quality cables are needed for the Habshan 5 Gas Processing Plant, and Ducab has an excellent reputation in this area, having partnered with GASCO previously. One such partnership involved the successful OGD III Project which was awarded to United States’ company Bechtel.

Madi described the Abu Dhabi project as an “extraordinary venture” that would unite groups that were able to specialize and who were on “the cutting edge” of whatever trade they were involved with.

Ducab has factories in both Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali which is how the company is able to supply large quantities of cables to sites in the UAE. This is a vital consideration in terms of scheduling. Apart from having access to the required resources, Madi said the company was also able to offer “comprehensive technical services”.

Andrew Reid, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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