Ellis Patents secures Qatar City deal
Ellis Patents has secured an order for 20,000 of its aluminium clamps to be installed in electrical substations throughout Lusail City – the new city currently being built on the east coast of Qatar. Yorkshire-based Ellis Patents two-hole aluminium cable clamps were specified through the company’s Qatari distributor, Mannai Trading and the latest shipment of them left the UK in May 2011.
Tony Conroy, Export Manager for Ellis Patents said: “When complete, Lusail City will be home to over 200,000 people, play host to an estimated 80,000 visitors a year and be one of the host cities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. All of which means it is amongst the biggest developments in the world today and one that we were eager to be involved with.
“As with a great deal of our export success this goal was achieved through our local representatives, who were able to make the necessary contacts and do a very effective job of highlighting the benefits of using our products over those of competing manufacturers.”
In this case the key benefit was that the clamps had third party short circuit certification that proved they would withstand the particular demands of the installation. The company’s cast aluminium alloy cable clamps, which are available in one and two-hole versions, are designed for higher specification projects that call for all metal products and can be installed for use in temperatures of up to 150°C.