ANDE Completes New ACCC® Conductor Transmission Line Projects in Paraguay

Written by Dave Bryant

August 31, 2022

With support from EPC Tecnoedil S.A. and Contractor CIE S.A., Ande completed their new 220 kV double circuit Villa Hayes – Pto. Botánico – Parque Caballero substation transmission links in Asuncion, Paraguay. Ande selected ‘three layer’ Stockholm size ACCC® Conductor manufactured by Lamifil. Lamifil’s ‘three layer’ Stockholm design allows longer reel lengths which helped accommodate the 9.5 kilometer and 4.2 kilometer projects that included a 700 meter span over the Paraguay river to the Jardin Botanico Substation.

New lattice structures accommodated ~90 kilometers of ACCC® Conductor with averages spans of ~300 meters. ACCC® Hardware for the project was supplied by Forjasul. CIE S.A. used Tesmec tensioners and TEMA pullers with Chicago grips. CTC Global Master Installers Edirlei Zacharias and Ismael Dones provided installation training and support.

Asuncion, Paraguay is the home of CTC Global’s newest ACCC® Core manufacturing facility in South America. It is also the country’s largest city and Capital.

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