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First GCC-manufactured 400kV cable comes online at Taweelah B power station

Can carry enough power to supply four Burj Khalifas

A 400kV cable circuit that can carry enough power to supply four buildings the size of the Burj Khalifa has entered service at Taweelah B Power station in Abu Dhabi. It is the first 400kV circuit to enter service using cables manufactured in the GCC,.

Completed two months ahead of schedule, it utilises the leading technology from the industry, says producer Ducab.

“It operates at the highest voltage used within the region, 1,000 times the voltage of the power socket found in a typical home,” it added in a statement.

The project for Taweelah B power station owner TAPCO is claimed to be critical in providing a secure electricity supply for the Emirates.

“One of the key reasons we awarded this project to Ducab HV was the challenging time line and to complete the project two months ahead of schedule shows the real benefit of having a world-class local supplier,” said Dale Huntington, managing director, TAPCO.

Ahmad Al Mazrouei, chairman, Ducab HV described it as a proud moment for Ducab HV and a great example of the development of technology within the region.

“Ducab HV was conceived as a joint venture between local utilities and Ducab for exactly this reason; to be able to provide the highest technology from a local base.  The success is down to excellent team work from all our staff as well as the end client TAPCO, our customer AGPS, and our suppliers,” said Al Mazrouei.

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