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Ducab HV secures cabling contract for MBR Solar Park in Dubai

Ducab HV secures cabling contract for MBR Solar Park in Dubai

The Phase 5 Project of the MBR Solar Park requires the use of approximately 275km of cable

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Ducab HV, a subsidiary of Ducab Group, has been awarded the project to supply and install high-voltage cables for Phase 5 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park) in Dubai.

The Phase 5 Project of the MBR Solar Park requires the use of approximately 275km of cable.

The project will be executed over three plots of 300 megawatts each, confirmed a statement by the Dubai Media Office.

As the cable subcontractor appointed by Shanghai Electric of China, Ducab HV will be responsible for cable installation, in addition to supplying the cable and its accessories.

Ducab HV has previously successfully energised the full turnkey 132kV system for Phase 3 of the MBR Solar Park.

The Solar Park project is the largest single-site solar power plant in the Middle East, comprising of both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies, and will offer a total capacity of around 5GW once complete.

Customised cabling is in high demand for projects solar, wind, and nuclear energy projects.

“Ducab has a strong record of contributing towards some of the most prestigious projects in the UAE and the wider GCC region, and the MBR Solar Park is no exception. We are very pleased with this project win and all the support received from a collective team effort. The project will see quality, ‘Made in UAE’ cables continue to be incorporated into the landmark site,” said Mike Engelbrecht, CEO of Ducab HV.

Read: Shanghai Electric awarded contract for 5th phase of Dubai solar park

Meng Chuan Min, General Manager of MBR V, Shanghai Electric Group, added: “Ducab HV won the award after fierce competition with world-class cable tenderers, due to Ducab HV’s highest cost performance and customer orientation service.”

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) which is the body responsible for the MBR Solar Park. The solar project aims to help the emirate achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 which will strive to ensure that 75 percent of Dubai’s total power output is sourced from clean energy by 2050.

Clean energy currently  accounts for around 9 per cent of Dubai’s total output.

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