You’ll find an armoured cable in everything from transmission, power and distribution networks and the renewable energy sector to the oil, gas and petrochemical, water treatment and transport industries. In railway networks, for example, SWA Cable supplies power to those areas not listed as trackside and 33kV and 11kV Cables distribute power between substations (33kV is used over longer distances).

When electrical cable is required for use outside or in direct burial projects, it must have mechanical protection. Aluminium wire armour or AWA, and steel wire armour or SWA, provide such protection – as well as enabling the cable to withstand higher pulling loads.