Etihad Water and Electricity and Ducab Group have announced a new turnkey partnership aimed at strengthening the country's power transmission network. The latest collaboration builds on EtihadWE's efforts to keep pace with urban development in the northern Emirates and meet future needs of the vital sectors it provides in the regions in which it serves.
The project is expected to conclude in 2023, and Ducab will manage the delivery of 132kV high-voltage transmission lines between a number of EtihadWE's existing Power Stations.
Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, Director General of Etihad Water and Electricity, confirmed that the lines that Ducab is implementing are among a number of key electricity projects being implemented in various regions in the northern Emirates, all of which aim to keep pace with the continuous urban development in those regions and meet the current and future needs in this vital sector, pointing out that those lines in particular would enhance the continuity and reliability of the network in the mentioned regions.
He added that the projects that Ducab is implementing for Etihad Water and Electricity include high-voltage cables and transmission lines with a capacity of 132 kV to connect Al Dhaid and Al Madam power stations and the same to connect Transco Khor Fakkan and Transco Al Towayyin and Saih Dibba power stations, with a total length of up to 60 km and a cost of about 260 million dirhams He indicated his pride in partnering with Ducab, that has a long experience in conventional and renewable energy systems, which led to relying on them to implement a number of important local electrical interconnection projects.
For his part, Mohammad Almutawa, Group CEO of Ducab, said: "We are proud to be collaborating with EtihadWE to apply the most innovative, safe, and sustainable energy solutions available in the market today. This project is also a testament to the exceptional value that can be delivered to entities within the UAE when utilizing the local capabilities of a thriving industrial value chain.”