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Ducab breaks ground on $60m facility in Abu Dhabi

New facility in Kizad to open in Q4 2015

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Ducab Aluminium Company has broken ground on a $60 million aluminium rod and conductor facility at the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).

Ducab will begin construction on the new facility after signing a lease agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) earlier this year, according to a company statement. Set to open in Q4 2015, the new facility will be built on a 50,732 sqm plot of land. When complete, the plant will produce Electrical Conductive (EC) grade aluminium rods, wires, and bare overhead conductors.

“We are very pleased to see the start of construction of the Ducab production plant. It is another momentous step for ADPC on its way to develop Khalifa Port and Kizad into a world-class supply and logistics zone while facilitating the development of sustainable industries in the emirate,” said Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of ADPC.

“By setting up a facility in Kizad, we will further enhance our production output and focus on the manufacturing of high end products tailored to the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s customers. Our Kizad facility will considerably widen our business opportunities and further strengthen our position on the national and global map of cable manufacturing,” said Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Chairman, Ducab.

The new Ducab facility will be the firm’s sixth in the UAE, alongside three facilities in Musaffah and two in Dubai.

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