A Ducab plant in the UAE

A Ducab plant in the UAE

Ducab wins project

01 January, 2016

Ducab, the cables manufacturer, has partnered with Jopetwil Industrial Company, a subsidiary of UAE-based Control Contracting and Trading Company (CCTC), for its first marine offshore project in Abu Dhabi.

The jack-up barge ‘Jopetwil 300’ project will feature cables from Ducab’s MarineBICC product lines.

These products are customised for the marine and offshore industry and are approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DET Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL) and Lloyds Register, said a statement from Ducab.

These high-quality and long-life cables are suitable for extreme temperatures and moisture, and are braided for extra protection, without affecting the flexibility of the cable.

In order to improve fire safety onboard ships, barges, and offshore platforms, the MarineBICC product range is also fire-safety-certified and fire retardant and has low smoke emission, it stated.

Mohammed A Al Mutawa, the chief commercial officer, Ducab, said the company’s  reputation and achievements in the oil and gas sector have led the company to venture into new industries such as marine and offshore.

“We are proud that our market-leading MarineBICC fire performance cables have been selected after careful comparison for their certified adherence to globally recognised standards coupled with the expert knowledge and experience in the industry that Ducab offers,” remarked Al Mutawa.

“MarineBICC cables are designed to have a long life and proven effectiveness in extreme conditions and are suitable to this significant project; we look forward to new prospects in and beyond the Middle East region,” he added.

Saleh Muqattash, the chief executive of CCTC, said the Abu Dhabi company put emphasis on providing quality service with every project it delivered which begins right from the crucial design stage.

“We look forward to working with Ducab on this unique project and are assured that the quality, safety, and longevity of the product will be a significant asset to the Jopetwil 300,” he stated.



The ‘Jopetwil 300’ jack-up barge is equipped with a hydraulic jacking system with four cylindrical legs and is capable of working in water depths of up to 40 m.

Ducab said it will provide cables to upgrade the barge to accommodate more personnel on board. The renovations will more than double the capacity accommodating 270 personnel on board, up from the previous capacity of a 100, it added.

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