THE COMPOSITE PYLON
Power: 2x400 kV
Height: 22.5 metres / 74 feet
Units/km: 4 (6 units/mile)
Material: composite material
Outline: cylindrical shaft and cross-arms
Installation: monopile foundation
Status: under development
After years of developing power pylons, the R&D team at BYSTRUP has challenged the traditional mindset of materials used in the industry.
We are developing a radically new power pylon, made from glass fibre composite material. Using this new material, it will be possible to integrate the insulators in the cross-arms, thereby reducing the height of the pylon significantly. The pylon will be able to carry 2x400kV or more. The shaft is fitted to a monopile that is rammed into the ground.
"The Composite Pylon is significantly smaller due to the integration of the insulators in the cross arms"
- Sebastian Dollerup, Head of Power Lines, Energinet
The pylon can be assembled on-site and erected in a single day. The new material will also make it possible to apply different geometries which will alter the way the pylon appears in the landscape.