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Opportunity Overview & Value Propositions

Switchgears are an integrated assembly of circuit breaker, fuses and switches that protect, control and isolate electrical equipment.

Value Propositions:

  • Concentrated demand and potential offtake from ICV participating entities (e.g., TAQA, ADNOC, EGA, etc.)
  • Backward integration into busbars and enclosures is possible given available raw material
  • UAE ranked 16th globally in Ease of Doing Business (WB)
  • UAE ranked #10 globally for world class infrastructure in (LPI)
  • Strong logistics infrastructure – UAE has busiest port in MENA
  • High quality of life attractive for skilled talent
  • 100% foreign business ownership and low VAT (5%)

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24 Mn

Investment size (AED) for a typical facility

2,450 Units

Plant capacity per year


Projected IRR

16 Mn

Projected NPV (AED)

Value Chain

Value Chain Analysis

  • High
    localization in UAE
  • Limited
    localization in UAE
  • Mid
    localization in UAE
Design & Engineering
Component manufacturing
Product assembly
Testing & QA services
Installation & commissioning
After sale & maintenance

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Global and UAE market size
2022-2032 (Bn AED)

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Success Stories

Electrical Equipment and Electronics Success Story

"The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) is spearheading the UAE’s transformation into a global manufacturing hub for Industry 4.0, leveraging advanced technologies to create future-proof industries, including the manufacture of electrical equipment and electronics. With the focus on sustainability and building energy and water-efficient factories, we are fully supportive of these initiatives and are proud to partner with MoIAT to make the UAE the home of the factories of the future".

Ahmed Khashan
President Gulf Countries, Schneider Electric

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