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33kV Cable

33kV MV Cable



Eland Cables' Medium Voltage Armoured Cable portfolio includes the 19/33 (36)kV cables manufactured to British Standards BS6622 and BS7835 . Designed for power distribution networks and suitable for direct burial, they are available as single core cables or three-core cables, with aluminium wire armour (AWA) and steel wire armour (SWA) respectively providing mechanical protection.  As mains power cables they are generally supplied with Class 2 stranded copper conductors but the standard also allows for Class 1 solid and Class 2 stranded aluminium conductors upon request, available upon request. 

33kV 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  LSZH 


These British Standard armoured cables are also available with an 6.35/11kV voltage rating. Please refer to the PDF specification sheets for further information.


30kV MV Cable design


DNO-Approved 33kV cables

Eland Cables supplies a range of 11kV and 33kV DNO-approved cables manufactured by G81-approved suppliers 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) and for iDNOs. Please speak to one of our specialists about this range for more information.

33kV Cable Technical Advice

For advice and guidance on cable specification, appropriate 33kV cable accessories, and installation calculations, please speak to one of our technical experts in The Cable Lab who will be happy to assist you with your specific project and application. 

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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.