Taihan Electric Wire announced on November 18 that it won three ultra high-pressure cable supply contracts in the Middle East and Kazakhstan at a combined contract amount of US$42 million.
The former two contracts were placed by the Ministry of Electricity & Water of Kuwait to supply power to substations in the Shadadiya region and by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to lay underground power lines in Dubai. The contract amounts reach US$32 million and US$6 million, respectively. The projects are in progress on a turn-key basis, in which Taihan supplies 275kV and 132kV cables, cable joints, and related equipment while being in charge of all of the electric works.
The latter project won in Kazakhstan, worth US$4 million, is to supply 500kV cables to local thermal power stations. The company has recently won a similar project in Russia. 500kV cable works are the most advanced form of those related to underground power lines and only five to six companies around the world have been engaged in them. Back in June this year, Taihan succeeded in a commercial operation of 500kV cables in Russia for the first time as a Korean power cable manufacturer.