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Ducab breaks ground on new $59m Abu Dhabi factory

Aluminium company says construction has started on manufacturing facility; set to open in Q4 2015

Ducab breaks ground on new $59m Abu Dhabi factory

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced that Ducab Aluminium Company has broken ground for its new aluminium rod and conductor facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).

After signing a lease agreement with ADPC in May, Ducab Aluminium has now laid the foundations for the start of construction of its manufacturing facility, which is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2015.

With a total investment of AED220 million ($59.8 million), the facility will be built on a 50,732 sq m plot of land close to the Kizad anchor tenant Emirates Aluminium (EMAL).

The close proximity to the EMAL plant will guarantee optimum supply chain connections for Ducab’s facility with molten aluminium being directly supplied from the EMAL smelter, a statement said.

When complete, the new plant will manufacture electrical conductive grade aluminium alloy rods, wires, and bare overhead conductors.

Ducab already exports copper rods, cables and wires to clients in the GCC and MENA region, as well as to customers on the Indian subcontinent, in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, chairman of Ducab, said: "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."

The Ducab production plant in Kizad will be the company’s sixth in the UAE, alongside its three facilities in Musaffah and two in Dubai.

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