The Mannheim Laboratories are located in the south east of the city between the Neckar and Rhein rivers in one of the largest green areas in Baden-Württemberg. The labs’ history dates back to 1956, when the high voltage testing laboratory and the modern high power test laboratories were built. The site also boasts cutting-edge facilities for pollution testing , nine prequalification test lines for AC and DC cables and the new HVDC test laboratory built in 2014.