EDP Portugal Completes 4th ACCC Conductor Installation – Earlier in September Energias de Portugal (EDP) installed two circuits of Amsterdam size ACCC conductor on the new Alcochete (REN)-Montijo 60kV line crossing the A-12 highway near Vale Porrim.
Vale Porrim is just across the Tagus River adjacent to the City of Lisbon near the Atlantic Ocean. ACCC was selected for its high strength, improved efficiency, reduced sag and resistance to salt air corrosion.
The project was supported by contractor CME and CTC Global’s Master Installer David Pearce. Lamifil provided the ACCC conductor and Preformed Line Products provided ancillary ACCC hardware. This project marks EDP’s 4th ACCC conductor installation.
The project will be energized by the middle of October after the lattice structures adjacent to the highway crossing are painted white and red for improved safety.