Test facility accolade a first in UK

Narec's Electrical High Voltage Laboratory in Blyth.
Narec's Electrical High Voltage Laboratory in Blyth.

A leading testing facility for offshore companies has landed another top accolade – the only one of its kind in the UK.

Blyth-based Narec’s electrical and materials laboratories have been awarded accreditation by UKAS for the testing of power cable systems.

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.

The latest accreditation places Narec as the only UKAS accredited laboratory in the UK capable of providing type testing services for underground and submarine cable systems.

With the accrediation, Narec is well placed to support development and certification of the new generation of offshore transmission and distribution power systems.

Alex Neumman, head of specialist services, said: “This is excellent news for Narec, and combined with our track record, independence and quality systems provides our clients with robust assurance that our certification work is carried out to the required standard.”

As part of the development of our people and facilities, Narec is currently recruiting for a project and assset manager – electrical networks to manage the HV, materials and LV testing laboratories.

For more information visit www.narec.co.uk/careers