UKAS has awarded accreditation to Narec’s Electrical and Materials Laboratories for testing of power cable systems, complementing the lab’s existing ASTA/Intertek and Narec’s existing UKAS blade test credentials.

The laboratories provide an extensive suite of development and certification testing and measurement facilities for the electrical power and offshore renewable energy industry for all aspects of technology development. Specific emphasis is placed on component development, materials selection, system certification, electrical grid integration and accelerated lifetime test program delivery, helping to improve component reliability and ensure complex multiple arrays and generation sources operate at optimum efficiency.

This latest accreditation places Narec as the only UKAS accredited laboratory in the U.K. capable of providing type-testing services for underground and submarine cable systems. With wave and tidal array power systems being developed, and offshore oil and gas and offshore wind inter-array systems moving to ever higher operational voltages, Narec is well placed to support development and certification of the new generation of offshore transmission and distribution power systems.

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