BASEC is investing £1.7 million in an 1800 m2 fully equipped low and medium voltage cable testing facility based in their new regional offices in Dubai.

The new testing laboratory will significantly increase test capacity for BASEC, and support manufacturers to achieve a shorter time to market, whilst also adding to the robustness and capabilities of the existing BASEC testing and certification schemes.

This facility continues BASEC roadmap in becoming the preferred testing and certification partner to the worldwide cable industry, and builds upon other recent investments to add capability, technology, and global reach.

The Dubai laboratory will be split into 3 phases of operational delivery.

Phase 1 which already opened end of 2021, will focus primarily on Low voltage cable technology, offering mechanical, electrical, and material testing.

Phase 2 which will open towards the end of 2022 will further extend the testing capabilities in delivering medium voltage testing, delivered through the market leading HIGHVOLT testing technology.

Phase 3 will start planning once Phase 2 has been operationalised but will add fire testing capability and capacity to that already in the BASEC UK laboratory.

Tony Lioveri, BASEC’s CEO states, “BASEC has been working in partnership with cable manufacturers for 50 years and has a strong brand and heritage of being the mark of quality & safety. We have made some significant investments over the last few years starting with our investment into compound analytic equipment. In 2020 we opened a data communication laboratory to extend our offering to a broader customer group. Now we have successfully opened a new cable testing lab in Dubai to leverage and extend our cable expertise. We continue to push our roadmap to establish BASEC as a worldwide partner delivered through our regional offices of dedicated teams of technical experts and superior customer care. Our goal is to give confidence to end users, and manufacturers that by using the BASEC mark that they can be assured of guaranteed quality and safety throughout the supply chain.”

Iain Ballingall, the Independent Chairman of BASEC, confirmed that BASEC's Board of Management welcomes and supports the ongoing expansion and diversification of BASEC across its global markets. “The new BASEC facility and laboratory assets in the Middle East serves a multiple purpose. The Low Voltage laboratory investment continues to enhance our traditional service offering and develop BASEC's 'locally global' philosophy through bringing our services and support proposition closer to the regional customer base. The Medium Voltage laboratory investment, on the other hand, significantly enhances BASEC's service proposition in this technology space and the increasing demands for cabling in the renewable energy and energy distribution sector. This investment represents a positive message for the employees, stakeholders, and customers.”