Global player in power transmission Sterlite Power said on Monday that it has launched a carbon composite core conductor solution ‘ACCC ULS Ganga’ that will help utilities in overcoming their toughest transmission constraints across long span river crossings.
Further, ACCC ULS Ganga is a high-performance low sag conductor which was developed to address the dual challenge of keeping the sag low, while maintaining the same power transfer capacity of the conductor.
Moreover, the weight of this conductor remains low, with minimum pressure exerted on the towers.
The company has successfully deployed this ‘ACCC Ganga ULS’ conductor on a 400kV Quad line, across river Ganga, which connects North Earthen and Eastern Grids to the National Grid.
Significantly, this is the longest river crossing with a HPC conductor on a 400kV line.
Commenting on the conductor launch, Manish Agarwal, CEO of Solutions Business at Sterlite Power, said “Sterlite Power’s specially designed ACCC ULS Ganga conductor coupled with strong and proven execution capabilities will result in savings of time, space and cost for our customers. This solution eliminates the need for carrying out piling operations for a foundation in the middle of a riverbed.”
The newly launched conductor mainly consists of annealed trapezoidal shape aluminium wires stranded on special composite core.
This special core has desirable combination of properties such as lower weight, CTE (Co-efficient of thermal expansion), high strength and modulus.
The company claimed that these factors will help it in maintaining the required ground clearance.
Meanwhile, the company is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects more than 13,315 circuit kms and 23,885 MVA in India and Brazil. It is having industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW. The company is also offering solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. It has set new benchmarks in the industry by using cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing.