The Composite Pylon can be less than half the size of a conventional lattice tower and leaves only a small footprint. The pylon also requires less right-of-way, compared to standard lattice towers. Benefits include:
half the size
reduced environmental impact
reduced corona noise and electrical field
Cheap, light-weight, durable material in a compact design makes a cost-effective and competitive pylon. The pylon:
is made from from standard composite materials (glass fibres and polymers, silicone) which are cheap and easily acquired
has an expected service life of 80 years
is easy to transport, via truck or helicopter
is fast and easy to install
requires minimal maintenance efforts
The material is more flexible with respect to enabling advanced geometries that would not be possible with steel. The new pylon is made in an optimistic Y-shape, reaching for the sky.
The positive appearance and minimized electro magnetic field will appeal to the public - this means projects are more likely to be approved faster, leading to a reduced planning period.
The Composite Pylon is designed according to the international European Norm, EN50341.
Classic Donau lattice tower vs. the Composite Pylon