"Eland Cables are a long-standing and trusted supplier to Keltbray and the level of expertise within their organisation is second to none. Their responsive and innovative approach, technical expertise and in-house cable-testing laboratory sets them apart. Communication and competitive pricing is key to delivering our projects and this gives me the confidence in our choice of making Eland our preferred cable supplier."
Building & Construction cables
The building and construction industry is highly regulated, both in the UK and internationally. Projects across the spectrum of public, commercial and industrial buildings, and large-scale domestic dwelling plots, have requirements for connections to the electrical grid, fixed wiring, fire suppression and fire alarm systems, BMS systems for climate and lighting control, as well as fixtures and fittings such as elevators and escalators
In the UK & Europe cables used in this industry are, with the exception of fire performance cables, subject to the Construction Projects Regulation (CPR). Eland Cables is wholly compliant with the regulations and can support its customers in identifying the most appropriate cable type and accompanying Euroclass for their project.
Building & Construction Cable Solutions
Medium Voltage power cables
Creating a connection to the wider energy grid and DNO-specific cables, our range of MV cables covers copper and aluminium conductors, armoured and unarmoured, with and without additional waterblocking properties.
Low Voltage power cables
Providing power to integral sockets, light fittings and switches, and embedded into or attached to walls or in cavity spaces, the fixed wiring cables are an essential part of a building’s finishings.
Making buildings energy efficient – ‘greener’ as well as more comfortable for those who live or work in them – requires control over climate and lighting, and access control amongst others.
Public buildings and those with sensitive and valuable equipment are often fitted out with low smoke zero halogen insulated and sheathed cables. Available across all cable types, they offer a minimum of 60% light visibility through smoke when subject to fire conditions and none of the toxic gases contained in PVC equivalent cables.
Construction industry cable compliance
Adherence to national and international standards, and in line with business best practice is the aim of all construction and engineering projects. Our teams are experienced in delivering cable solutions that are compliant with regulations and directives, including but not limited to:
BS7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
Mandatory as of January 2019, the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations in the UK and covering Low Voltage electrical installations. Our commercial teams have members holding professional qualifications in this Regulation.
CPR compliant cables
Compliance with the Construction Products Regulations to EN 50575 has been mandatory since July 2017 across Europe, classifying cables according to their reaction to fire. Whilst no minimum CPR class has been specified for the UK, other European countries have different Euroclass requirements. All relevant cables are CPR-compliant – for specific Euroclasses please speak to our team. CPD-certified CPR training is also available.
Construction Industry Cable Projects
Our cables can be found in many of the world's iconic construction projects. This includes the H07RN-F cable which is used to supply power to the air-conditioning units at the home of tennis; The All England Club, Wimbledon. Our arctic grade cable was selected by the British Antarctic Survey for its Rothera Research Station due to our cable's excellent resistance to extremely low temperatures. As for our LPCB approved and LUL-approved enhanced fire performance cable, it is widely used in tube stations across the London Underground network.
Internationally, we play a key role in supporting major engineering firms with iconic infrastructure projects such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, where ABB selected our cables for
their building management systems. We also support leading industrial players such as Tata Steel with their specific requirements such as oil resistant cable to supply power to new plant cranes in Lagos, Nigeria.
Efficient building and construction cable solutions
In addition to technical support with cable selection or design, our building and construction cable solutions include logistical solutions including cable cutting to specific lengths and just-in-time delivery designed to minimise the requirement for labour intensive operations and stock holding onsite, thereby providing opportunities for efficiencies, enhanced asset security and waste reduction.
Ebola Care Clinics Liberia
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Construction of three new Ebola Care Centres
Requirement:Complete electrical package including power cables, installation tools, switchgears and distribution boards for the easy and speedy delivery of general power to the care centres, and to complex medical facilities Urgent delivery due to previous supplier's consignment having been rejected on quality issues
Eland Cables Solution:
- Fulfilment of initial requirements onsite within two days.
- Balance of the project requirement successfully delivered to the agreed seven-day schedule.
The speedy provision of treatment and recovery facilities for a growing number of Ebola victims
Key FactsComplete cable solution Urgent and complex international project logistics Quality cables
Pact Engineering Iraq
Construction of a new water treatment plant
Requirement:Complete cable solution for an Iraqi project, including pre-shipment inspection and full import documentation
Eland Cables Solution:
- Having advised on the cable specification, Eland Cables' technical team worked with Bureau Veritas to arrange the prompt inspection of the cables, a requirement in order to complete the import documentation
- The international logistics team then arranged for the containers to be shipped to destination promptly and cost-effectively
All four containers of cables were delivered to site in time for the project
Key FactsWater treatment cable specialist Cable inspection Full import documentation Expert international logistics
Construction of Paphos Airport
Requirement:100km of cables, including power and fire-resistant cables
Eland Cables Solution:
A complex delivery programme using air, sea and road transportation ensured that the project was completed on schedule
Key FactsFire performance cable specialist Expert international logistics
Construction of the UK's largest solar farm
Requirement:Urgent requirement for 3 kilometres of 33kV cable
Eland Cables Solution:
Eland Cables was in the unique position of being able to deliver the cable to site on the day following order placement
Maintaining the schedule of works for a facility designed to power 14,000 homes while the land on which the solar panels sit continues to be used for grazing
Key FactsSolar cable specialist Fast response time and cable delivery
"Eland Cables were proactive and flexible when we turned to them for support on a major project. They offered the fastest production time (less than 4 weeks) and offered logistical flexibility when requested to redirect deliveries to a different site. Overall a highly satisfactory customer experience. "
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The Cable Lab®
UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory
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
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.
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.
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.