Engeneeing | Procurement | Construction Management


A foremost South African manufacturer of power cables since 1946, Aberdare Cables has once again broken the mould by establishing a dedicated Engineering division that will focus on EPCM projects.

The division was purposefully designed to present clients with a turnkey solution for niche engineering requirements. The Aberdare Engineering team has an uncompromising approach to quality and integrity and follows meticulous processes to design, procure, construct and manage turnkey solutions throughout the African continent.


  • HV,MV, LV, and Fibre Optic sectors
  • Primary design
  • Secondary Plant design
  • PV systems
  • Electrification Reticulation
  • Established supply chain systems and processes
  • Strategic relationships with OEMs
Construction Management:
  • Electrical infrastucture construction
  • Renewable Energy plants
  • Cabling reticulation
  • Commissioning of electrical systems
  • Experienced project management teams
  • Implementation of project management principles
  • Stakeholder relations

Cable Testing

Aberdare Engineering specialist capability includes on-site assessment of cable and circuit quality through the use of industry standard testing equipment, and processes.
HV Cable and Equipment Testing (up to 132KV):
  • Over voltage pressure testing (at 20 Hz to 300Hz)
  • Tan delta testing
  • Partial discharge testing
  • Cable fault location
  • Electrification Reticulation

We help you to prepare for the future

Apart from conducting over over voltage cable testing, it is also critical to ensure cable installations that will last. To this end, our technical team is equipped to conduct Tan Delta and Partial Discharge tests for baseline comparison. These tests also form part of the SANS 10198 Part 13 requirement for all installations of MV cables.
MV Cable Testing Offered on Cable Installation up to 33kV:
  • Very low frequency (0.1 Hz) over voltage pressure testing
  • Tan delta testing
  • Partial discharge testing
  • Earth resistance testing
  • Cable sheath integrity testing

Cable Accessories

As a complete cabling solution offering, Aberdare Engineering division is able to compliment your needs with a comprehensive range of cable accessories XLPE, PILE and Rubber Trailing cables up to 33kV.
Cable accessories offered:
  • Mechanical connectors, lugs and ferrules
  • Heat shrink joints and terminations
  • High voltage joints, terminations and link boxes
  • Cold shrink termination and joints
  • LV joints (heat shrink and resin)

Technical Support and after sales services

The Aberdare Engineering Division and the Technical Helpdesk offers specialist cabling services to help ensure correct selection of products, optimal operations and minimum downtime for its clients. All services are aligned to meet and exceed the specifications of the local South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS).
Technical Support Offered:
  • Cable selection and sizing calculations based on application
  • De-rating of cable installations for non-standard conditions
  • Fault rating calculations of cables based on application
  • Technical advice on Cable Installations
  • Earthing arrangements recommendations and calculations of standing voltages and circulating currents on single core cable installations
  • Verification of current ratings based on cable application
  • Sag and tension calculations of overhead conductor systems
  • Technical after-sales support and site inspections
  • Provision of customised cable solutions and development of new cable types for the industry
  • Fault analysis on cables and accessories
  • Specialised cable testing

Installation of Cable Accessories

Jointing and terminating of cables will only be done by skilled jointers who are trained and declared competent.
Services of Cable accessories offered:
  • Site Supervision
  • Jointing
  • Terminating