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Georgia Transmission Uses Special Transmission Line Construction Techniques – Helicopters

Georgia Transmission used helicopters to build a 115kV transmission line over a salt marsh south of Savanah Georgia. A combination of helicopter power was utilized, the Erickson Aircrane to place the transmission poles and Air2 to string the lines.

The project was required to increase electric reliability in hard to reach areas. According to Georgia Transmission, the salt marsh is a very sensitive and protected natural resource. Minimal disruption to the area was the goal.

The heavy lift helicopter Erickson’s Aircrane, was used to install 32 steel poles, averaging 7,000 – 10,000 pounds each. The conductor wires were installed by Air2, LLC. The transmission line was completed in October 2013.

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