After years of developing power pylons, the research and development team at Bystrup has challenged the traditional mindset of materials used in the industry.
They have developed a pylon that inaugurates a new era for the transmission line industry: a pylon that rises from the ground as a unibody insulator with a pair of composite arms, each carrying 400 kV. The shaft is fitted to a monopile that is rammed into the ground. The pylon can be assembled on-site and erected in a single day.
The Composite Pylon
A unibody insulator
Compact design – smaller than any other high voltage power pylon
Foundation installed in half a day (typical)
Pylon erected in one day
Made from standard composite materials
Light weight – just 30% of standard pylons
Can be transported via helicopter and is easy to install
Smaller, lightweight equipment is sufficient to install
2 X 400 kV
22.5 metres/74 feet
Units per km:
4 (6 units per mile)
Cylindrical shaft and cross-arms
On-site and fast
Simple and inexpensive monopile foundations
Canada & United States
Continuing development in collaboration with universities and commercial partners.
50% lower than a conventional lattice tower
Under development, prototype 2017/2018
In cooperation with the Danish Technical University and the University of Aalborg