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Ducab Group signs pioneering agreement to revolutionize electrical infrastructure in Angola

Ducab Group, one of the largest end-to-end energy solutions providers and manufacturing companies in the United Arab Emirates, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a leading Moroccan engineering company. Somagec Group to develop energy, transmission systems and electrification in Angola.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Omar Abdulrahman Al Tunaiji, Acting Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Rabat, Morocco; Charles Mellagui, general director of Ducab Cables Business; Mauro Martins, executive director of the National Electricity Transport Network (RNT) of Angola; Mehdi Tazi, general vice president of the General Confederation of Moroccan Companies (Confédération Générale des Entreprises Du Maroc, CGEM), representing the Moroccan Government; and Roger Sahyoun, CEO of Somagec Group, along with executives and officials from both parties.

The MoU marks Ducab’It is the first supply from Angola to Angola, underscoring the company’s commitment to continually expand its presence and drive global progress. The Group already supplies its advanced products.Made in the United Arab Emirates. products to 15 African countries, which means that more than a quarter (27%) of the Ducab Group’s international activity is directed towards the African continent.

Under the terms of the new MoU, the group is building more than 400 kilometers of 220 kV transmission lines to assist in the electrification of Angola. The Ducab Group will provide approximately 2,000 kilometers of overhead transmission lines, along with high, medium and low voltage (HV/MV/LV) cables to the Angolan energy sector. The energy transmitted through these lines is generated in hydroelectric plants connected to the grid, namely LAUCA, CAMBAMBE, GOVE and MATALA. The project is scheduled to be completed within two years, paving the way to improve electrical infrastructure and connectivity in Angola.

“As the UAE moves forward with its ambitious plans to advance the local industrial sector and boost its competitiveness internationally, Ducab Group remains committed to playing its role in realizing these goals, expanding its global footprint and delivering quality and excellence to the markets. All over the world,”

he claimed Charles Mellagui, general director of Ducab Cables Business.

“We are proud of Ducab cables and solutions, all ‘Made in the UAE’, which currently support major industrial and infrastructure projects in 55 countries.”

he added.

“Our plans and efforts to expand operations align with the UAE National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology: ‘Operation 300 Billion’, which aims to increase the industrial sector’s contribution to the GDP of 133 billion AED to AED 300 billion by 2031, advancing its regional and global position. .”

“We are eager to contribute to the growth of Angola after signing this MoU with the Somagec Group, supplying advanced power and cabling solutions that meet the highest industry standards and expanding our presence on the African continent, which represents more than one quarter of our operations. ”

Mellagui he concluded.

For its part, Roger Sahyoun, CEO of Somagec Group noted:

“We are delighted to sign this agreement with Ducab Group to collaborate in the supply of their market-leading products and solutions to Angola. The Group is a leader in the UAE’s energy solutions sector and produces high-quality and advanced products, which inspired our commitment to collaborate with Ducab and play our part in this effort to drive further development in Angola and Africa as a whole. ”.

Meanwhile, Mauro Martins, executive director of the National Electricity Transport Network (RNT) of Angolasaying:

“The Matala-Jamba-Cassinga transmission line is a project of great importance for the Government of Angola, because it will bring energy to the Cassinga iron mine, essential for the economic development of the country as a whole. “The project will allow the mine to increase its production and revenue, which will, in turn, allow the government to increase its revenue by collecting taxes.”

News source: Dubai Press Office

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