UL’s Abu Dhabi laboratory gets recognition from Abu Dhabi Power Corporation

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Newsgate360 – Dubai: UL’s Abu Dhabi electrical laboratory has been approved by the Abu Dhabi Power Corporation to help test Low Voltage (LV) Switchgear and Control gear equipment.

Awarded with a five-year qualification, UL’s GmbH Abu Dhabi laboratory has been listed on ADPower’s database for Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) and Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) projects until March 2025.

Since its launch as an independent entity in 2019, ADPower now owns and manages all assets previously under the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), which had been responsible for overseeing the water and electricity sector in the Abu Dhabi Emirate.


As part of their work, UL’s experts will conduct the mandatory safety procedures for low voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies for manufacturers that are working with ADDC or AADC.

Accredited by ILAC MRA member DAkkS Germany for low voltage switch gear and control gear assemblies under ISO/IEC 17025, UL’s Abu Dhabi laboratory is the first dedicated electrical laboratory in the Middle East. It is also the only and largest capacity independent switchgear laboratory in the Middle East and North Africa region.

It has helped play an integral role in the organization’s operations by offering advanced capabilities and equipment to support the testing of power switch gear and control gear assemblies as well as distribution boards.

Hamid Syed, vice president and general manager in the Middle East for UL, said: “This is a milestone moment for everyone at UL Middle East and it’s another step forward to increasing our presence and operations in the region.

“To be recognized as an approved vendor is further evidence of how far UL has come since we opened our electrical laboratory in Abu Dhabi and shows the trust we have gained by being a global leading safety science company.

“We are determined to build on this success and we look forward to putting our expertise and skills into daily use and help make Abu Dhabi an even safer place to trade, live and work in.”

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