Robotic Technology for Live-line work on high voltage power lines

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Sterlite Power has announced launch of robotic technology for the installation of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) on high voltage power transmission lines under energised (live-line) conditions. This method will be deployed to replace existing earth wire.

“Skyrob assisted operations for OPGW stringing will enhance safety and accelerate speed as well as quality of projects. Furthermore, Skyrob can perform visual inspection and health monitoring of existing earth wire and conductors of the transmission line,” the company said.

Launching this latest technology with OPGW stringing of the 400 kV Gurgaon-Bhiwadi line, Mr. Pravin Agarwal, Group Chairman, Sterlite Power, said, “Innovation is a core value which inspires us to push technological boundaries and develop state of the art solutions, addressing customer challenges through the framework of time, space and capital. We put a very high premium on safety, and it is paramount for us across the group.”

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