Structure Replacement and Static Installation
- Location Kentucky
- TimelineJuly 2021
UAS (drone) services
Michels replaced three guyed Y transmission lattice towers that were damaged in an ice storm with three wood H-frame structures, and transferred over the conductor, one shield wire, and added approximately 4,000 feet of new second shield wire. Given the mountainous terrain and urgent need to return the line to fully reliable and operational status, Michels utilized an unmanned aerial system ("drone") and custom tensioner to pull a lead rope prior to installation of the new shield wire.