The local Ducab Aluminium is assessing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bids on its proposed aluminium rod and conductor plant in Abu Dhabi.

The company tendered the contract in the second quarter of 2014 and is expected to award the deal in January 2015.

The plant will have the capacity to produce 50,000 tonnes a year (t/y) of cables and electrical conductors using molten aluminium supplied by the Emirates Aluminium (Emal) smelter, also located in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad). The two firms entered a supply agreement in March.

Products will include electrical-conductive (EC) grade and aluminium alloy rods, wires and bare overhead conductors.

US-based Ted Baker Engineering Group has been appointed as the lead consultant for the project.

Ducab Aluminium is a joint venture of Dubai-based cable manufacturing group Ducab and Abu Dhabi’s state owned industrial conglomerate Senaat.