QICC completes expansion of Mesaieed plant
Phase 2 inauguration will meet growing demand for locally-sourced power cables across the region
Mesaieed Industrial City, March 27, 2018 – Qatar International Cables Company (QICC) today completed the second stage of development and finalization of its factory expansion in Mesaieed Industrial City. Today’s announcement comes nearly 10 years after QICC was established as a joint venture between Nexans and Al Mirqab Capital. An official grand opening event at the site was attended by the Minister of Energy and Industry, His Excellency, Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Kahramaa President, Mr. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari and other government and industry leaders.
The new plant expansion will allow QICC to expand its capacity and product range and support a vision for local industrial production in line with the country’s self-sufficiency goals.
“Today’s announcement and opening are an important building block for Qatar’s self-sufficiency, and will contribute to a strong and stable industrial chain benefiting infrastructure projects across the country.” – Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber AI Thani, Al Mirqab Capital
“I am pleased to see that QICC, a national company with an international business scope, is investing in Qatar. We are proud to see such investment in the electricity industry in our local market. It reflects Qatar's strong economy and the high reliability of local suppliers to provide electricity sector in Qatar with optimum quality high voltage cables to serve Qatar development and strategic projects.”
– Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and industry
“The expansion of the Mesaieed Cables factory of QICC marks a decade of our presence in Qatar and opens a new chapter for Nexans in the Middle East. Since the establishment of QICC in 2008, we have been bringing over a century of our cabling expertise to the region. As the demand for power cables in Qatar continues to grow, it is our role to support and accelerate Qatar’s transformation with our technological know-how and highest standards of customer service.”– Arnaud Poupart Lafarge, Nexans’ Chief Executive Officer
The factory was established in 2010 and supplies power cables to Major projects in region, including Kahramaa projects for the expansion of Qatar Power Network, Doha Metro, Umm al Houl Power Plant to mention a few as well as O&G, road infrastructure and building projects. QICC has been recently awarded GTC-872-B – QR 640 million Contract by Kahramaa to supply LV and MV power cables, providing sustainable ground for its expansion and development.
With this extension and upgrade, QICC will be able to deliver reliable and competitive High Voltage cable systems, by the unique combination of the experience and know-how of Nexans with the proven competitive and high level of service set up of QICC in Mesaieed.
The event started off with a welcome speech from QICC CEO and a short video of QICC’s progressive growth, followed by ribbon cutting ceremony of the new factory expansion, factory tour and poster sessions introducing Nexans recent innovations related to superconductivity, HV accessories, fiber optic cables in power network and others.
QICC’s consistent positive track record and extensive project reference list in supplying high quality power cables is a clear indication that Qatar’s vision to promote locally made products is already in place.
Qatar International Cables Company is a Nexans Company established in Qatar in June of 2008 as a joint venture company between Nexans and Al Mirqab Capital and is fully managed by Nexans. The head quarter and the plant is in Mesaieed with a Sales and Administrative Office in Doha. The production range includes Low- and Medium- Voltage power cables, control cables, LSZH cables, fire safety cables etc., with the main market covering GCC, Yemen, Iran and Iraq. The expansion will cover also include low end High-voltagepower cables with the target to supply to Kahramaa power network expansion projects. The plant is among the most advanced Nexans factories in the MENA (Middle-East North Africa) region. Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. Having an industrial presence in 34 countries worldwide, employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales of 6.4 billion euros in 2017, Nexans promotes energy transition through its commercial activities worldwide.