The location of the new industrial premises for the venture will be the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) at KP3 area, and the construction will be completed by the end of 2016. Through this partnership, Ducab will be supplied with molten aluminium as the principal raw material for the aluminium rod mill. The new plant aims to target the GCC and Mena markets, with the possibility of expanding to Europe and the Indian subcontinent later.

The Ducab Aluminium plant will have a production capacity of 50,000 tpa and will commence with an investment of Dh220 million ($60 million), which includes the costs of the plant, machinery, infrastructure, and buildings. The new plant will produce cables and electrical conductors using the latest technology and production standards, and will implement eco-friendly systems.

Ducab Aluminium, which will be located on the Kizad development’s 'Hot Metal Road', will receive deliveries direct from the Emal smelter to their own facilities and will operate 24/7. Emal will supply 100% of the plant’s requirements.

Ducab Aluminium is the latest addition to the growing number of downstream industries being developed in Kizad as part of the UAE’s ambitious vision to diversify the economy away from dependence on the hydrocarbon sector.