RS Technologies Inc., a technology innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for infrastructure markets, today announced that NTE Nett AS, a Norwegian utility, has selected RStandard® poles for an upcoming 132-kV transmission line.
The order is for the first 20 km of NTE's Fiskumfoss-Bogna transmission line, a project that will ultimately extend for a total length of 50 km, and involves 170 RStandard poles in H-frame and three-pole structure configurations. Because of the unique nesting capability of RStandard modules, the poles, which range from 50 to 82 ft in length, will be shipped in seven standard 40-ft intermodal shipping containers, delivering significant logistics and handling advantages.
"After a thorough technical due diligence process that included witnessing full scale pole testing, visiting the company's manufacturing facility and numerous installation site visits, NTE is embracing RStandard composite pole technology to increase our grid reliability while making environmentally responsible decisions", stated NTE's Vidar Magne Dale.
Once installed, this order will be RS's sixth installation in Norway, representing one of the larger projects in the company's history. RS's success in Scandinavia is a product of its ongoing strategic partnership with its distributor Melbye Skandinavia AS. In addition, the Company has received its first order for a pilot installation in Sweden.
"Following an initial period of introduction of RStandard poles to our market, we are starting to achieve considerable traction across our customer base. The shipping efficiencies, ease of installation, reliability and environmentally friendly characteristics of RStandard poles resonate strongly with utilities in our region.