National Grid plans U.K. transmission lines

This is the second line using ACCC conductor in the U.K.

Irvine, Calif., June 28, 2011 — Composite Technology Corp. unit, CTC Cable Corp., won an order for about 28 miles of ACCC London conductor to be installed on the high voltage transmission network in the U.K.

Following an extensive and rigorous program of testing undertaken by Electricity Alliance West, the ACCC London conductor has been awarded type registration by National Grid, the owner and operator of the high voltage transmission network in England and Wales, for this conductor to be installed on two lines in National Grid's network. This is the second line using ACCC conductor in the U.K.

The first line, of about one mile, was successfully installed with twin bundle conductors near Sheffield, England, in mid-March. The first line is not energized since the installation was undertaken to allow the National Grid linesmen to become familiar with the conductor and how to install it.

The second line, for about five miles of twin bundle conductor, is the order that has now been received and is expected to be installed and energized on National Grid's 400 kV network later this year.

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