Aug 2013
Electricity Distribution
Duckbill Anchors
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Aug 2013
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Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
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High Voltage Technology
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Electricity North West own a significant number of wood poles as part of our overhead line network and the nature and location of many of these assets give rise to a constant need for inspection and maintenance with the associated high costs. One critical aspect of the wood pole is the rod and block anchoring arrangement with the poles effectively tied to a buried concrete block and whilst this system has proved effective for many years, the on-going cost gives rise to the need to trial new systems that could offer better long term cost and performance. This project is trialling an alternative anchoring system, the Duckbill anchor
The project is expected to deliver an additional solution to the traditional; approach that is not always appropriate in some circumstances.