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Ducab to power future growth of oil, gas and petchem sector

Nov 12, 2017
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Anticipating the future energy needs of the region, Ducab will be showcasing its latest generation of tailored products for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry during this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the largest event for the industry in the Middle East.

Owned equally by Abu Dhabi’s General Holding Corporation (Senaat) and Investment Corporation Dubai (ICD), Ducab says it has been at the forefront of delivering advanced products to meet the specific requirements of the OGP sector, both onshore and offshore, as well as the highest international quality standards.

The necessity for asset and portfolio evaluations amongst OGP companies will become increasingly pressing as organizations participate in a wave of consolidation efforts over the coming year or more, according to recent report by Strategy&.

As leaders in the OGP sector evolve their business models, power, instrumentation and control cable are areas where new investments can be used to increase operational efficiency, enhance project safety, and reduce environmental impact.

Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Ducab, said: “As companies within the OGP sector adjust to the realities of the current energy market, a greater degree of price stabilization combined with a rebalancing of supply and demand fundamentals leads us to be optimistic about the future. In this environment, the ability to scale at value will be paramount, which is why Ducab continues to invest in its own offerings for the marketplace through products and capabilities which can power more sustainable operations and profitability well into the future.”

Ducab said within the Middle East in particular, the company continues to see increasing demand for its Ducab PetroBICC range, which has already been supplied to notable projects such as the North East Bab Field development project and BU Haseer Field Development Project in UAE, as well as the Sohar refinery expansion project in Oman, clean fuels project and the Lower Fars project in Kuwait, amongst others.

Ducab’s PetroBICC cables are designed to meet international quality standards, including hydrocarbon resistance and low toxicity. To meet requirements for use in the hazardous conditions of the oil and gas sector, Ducab offers both polyamide and lead-sheathed cable construction within the PetroBICC range, designed for on-shore applications, and a full range of rubber cables for offshore applications, supported by full technical services and joint supervision at site during installations.

These cables are all produced within the UAE, whereas traditionally OGP companies needed to rely on international markets to source their power cabling. The transition to a local supply chain in recent years has provided OGP companies with more agility in their infrastructure planning. Ducab’s investments in these specialised manufacturing capabilities within the UAE has also fostered a new generation of technically skilled workers in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030.

In addition to its line of dedicated products for the oil, gas and petrochemical sector, Ducab has also developed a portfolio of cables, power control instrumentation, joints & terminations, and technical services suitable for use across a number of industries. These include Ducab FlamBICC, the Fire Performance cable series; Ducab RuBICC range of rubber cables for flexible applications; Ducab SolarBICC, specifically created for the solar power market; Ducab NuBICC, which has been specially developed and certified for over 60 years operations for the nuclear power generation sector; and Ducab MarineBICC, a range of cables customized for the marine and offshore industry.

Ducab cables are approved by the Loss Prevention Certificate Board (LPCB), BASEC, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in the UK.

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