PARIS -- Commercial production has started at Qatar International Cable Co.’s (QICC) new power cable factory in Mesaieed Industrial City, Qatar.
The plant employs over 100 staff and should generate business worth of over $100 million by 2011. The factory has a total floor space of 19,000 sq m (204,514 sq ft), and is close to a harbor being developed as the largest in the Middle East.
QICC manufactures special cables for the oil and gas industry, as well as low, medium, and low-end high voltage power cables for energy infrastructure and building projects.
QICC was established in June 2008 as a joint venture company between operational manager Nexans (30%), Special Projects Co., and Al Neama Industrial Co.
Outside Qatar it is targeting markets in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Yemen. Space is available to expand production capacity as demand increases.
Nexans has supplied cables to large oil and gas projects in the region via local and international operators. Its recent deliveries to Qatar include cables for the Shell GTL Pearl project.