(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
French Ambassador to Qatar, Franck Gellet recently visited the Qatar International Cables Company's (QICC) manufacturing plant in Messaied, which is a joint venture between Paris-based Nexans and Al Mirqab Capital.
During the event, Gellet praised the investments and technology transfers contributed by Nexans to the Qatar National Vision 2030 as the country strives towards self-sufficiency in its local industrial production.
He said: 'I am impressed by the QICC plant in Messaied operating with the new and state-of-the-art technology that French Group Nexans has implemented. This investment highlights the long-term confidence of Nexans in the Qatari economy. This factory contributes to the development of manufacturing projects across the country and reflects Qatar's ambition towards self-sufficiency.
QICC management team, led by Max-André Delannoy, General Manager for GCC at Nexans and Chief Executive Officer at QICC, presented to the Ambassador the factory expansion which was inaugurated last year as well as the completion of the transfer of high voltage cables technology from Nexans units in Europe to QICC. This extension and upgrade allows QICC to deliver reliable and competitive high voltage cable systems through the unique combination of Nexans' experience and know-how with the competitive and high level service set up of QICC in Messaied.
QICC plant in Messaied was initially established in 2010 and supplies power cables to major projects in Qatar including Kahramaa projects for the expansion of Qatar Power Network, Doha Metro, Umm Al Houl Power plants to name a few as well as oil and gas, road infrastructures and building projects.
For over 120 years, Nexans has been providing customers with cutting-edge cabling infrastructure for power and data transmission. The company, which is listed on Euronext Paris, employs nearly 27,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2018, the Group generated $7.30bn in sales.