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RS composite poles heading for Norway

A Norwegian utility will be getting the poles for a new transmission line from RS Technologies Inc., a Calgary-based developer and manufacturer of composite products.


February 7, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

RStandard modules nest inside one another to save space during storage and shipping.

Photo: RS Technologies

CALGARY: A Norwegian utility will be getting the poles for a new power transmission line from RS Technologies Inc., a Calgary-based developer and manufacturer of composite products.

NTE Nett AS is installing a 50-kilometre, 132 kV transmission line and will be using 170 of RS Technology’s RStandard 50- to 82-foot poles in H-frame and three single configurations, for the first 20 kilometres. The company did not disclose the value of the contract.

The poles, produced in Tilbury, Ont., are made with the company’s patented polyurethane resins and e-glass fibre. RS Technologies describe the composite as having ten times the strength of steel and more capable of surviving violent storms than steel, wood or concrete.

NTE’s Fiskumfoss-Bogna transmission line represents RS Technologies’ sixth installation in Norway, and is one of the company’s biggest projects. It has also received a first order for a pilot installation in Sweden.
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