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11kV Cable

11kV MV Cable



British Standard cables BS6622 and BS7835 are manufactured in voltages including 6.35/11kV for power distribution networks. Their aluminium wire armour (AWA) for single core cables and steel wire armour (SWA) for multicore cables provide robust mechanical protection making these 11kV cables suitable for direct burial in the ground. These armoured MV mains power cables are more commonly supplied with copper conductors but they are also available with aluminium conductors upon request to the same standard. The copper conductors are stranded (Class 2) whereas the aluminium conductors are compliant to the standard using both stranded and solid (Class 1) constructions.

11kV cables construction

  BS6622 BS7835
Conductor Class 2 stranded copper or Class 1 solid /Class 2 stranded aluminium
Conductor Screen Semi-conductive Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
Insulation XLPE
Insulation Screen Semi-conductive XLPE 
Metallic Screen Individual or overall copper tape
Filler Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) fibres
Separator Binding Tape
Bedding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) compound

Single core cable: Aluminium Wire Armour (AWA)

Multicore cable: Steel Wire Armour (SWA)

Sheath PVC or Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) LSZH 


These British Standard armoured cables are also available in 19/33kV voltage. Please refer to the PDF specification sheets for further information.


11kV MV cable


DNO-Approved 11kV cables

Eland Cables supplied a range of DNO-approved cables including 6.35/11kV voltages for the UK distribution network operators UKPN, SSE, Western Power Distribution (WPD), Northern Power Grid (NPG), Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) and Electricity Northwest (ENW). These cables are manufactured by G81-approved supplier and conform with the construction requirements of each individual DNO. This includes the 11kV Triplex formation cable for UKPN.


DNO 11kV triplex cable

11kV Cable Technical Advice

As Medium Voltage cable specialists, our experts in The Cable Lab can advise on the most appropriate cable for your application and the correlating accessories for the installation environment. Our DNO MV specialist can also provide assistance for iDNOs and power grid installers and contractors. Please contact us for more information.

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UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.