of overhead lines
To withstand extreme temperatures
hillsides with masts
renewable energy sources to central Scotland
The route of the new overhead line crosses the Grampian Mountains and Scottish Highlands. This meant that the design of the steel towers would need to be suitable for them to be installed on mountainsides with angles up to 35 degrees. With some locations at up to 700m above sea level, extreme weather conditions also had to be considered as part of our solution.
We provided the steel for 70 towers that were significantly heavy and had bespoke leg extensions for installation on the steep slopes. To ensure that the towers could withstand extreme weather conditions, we supplied 355 high tensile J2 steel. This ensured that the structural performance of the steel is the same at OC and -20C
Through working closely with the project team to develop solutions for the challenging terrain and environment, we helped them to achieve significant time and financial savings. We successfully designed and fabricated nearly 9,000 tonnes of steel for the construction of the 400kV overhead line towers, ensuring their durability and strength for power transmission.