The project involves the upgrading of the twin-circuit 220kV Roost-Flebour-Bauler line with a route length of 26.4km in double-bundle conductor configuration. The upgrade comprises the upgrading of ACSR conductors with ACCC InfoCore™ Conductor, increasing line capacity from 645 to 1,800 amps with a surge capacity of 2,525 amps using ACCC InfoCore™ Lisbon size conductor manufactured by Lamifil in Belgium.
The route crosses heavily forested areas bordering the Southern Ardennes and German border with varying altitudes. This being the case, installation pads are restrictive in some locations. “Considerable attention has been paid to the tensioner sites to ensure the safe payout of the conductors,” commented Chris Morrison, CTC Global’s Regional Service Manager in Europe.
“We have worked closely with the EPCs (C-Team and Powerlines), Lamifil as well as Creos themselves on this project,” continued Chris, where a focus has been the extensive deployment of the ACCC InfoCore™ System. CTC Global has carried out comprehensive Operator and Technician training for the parties using its proven InfoCore™ System training modules. “The InfoCore™ System is proving a real risk-mitigation bonus for this project where certain sites offer restricted payout,” commented Chris.
Peter Hughes, VP CTC Global Europe added “The ACCC InfoCore™ System has added another layer of reliability and assurance to our growing customer base in Europe and around the world, especially over challenging terrain when pulling conditions are less than optimal. Learn more about the ACCC InfoCore System by viewing this brief VIDEO LINK