Generally, when electrical transmission is interrupted because one or several transmission towers are damaged, there is a high economical cost for the utility company (i.e. penalties for every day of non-transmission). However, there are also high political and social costs to such a situation.
This represents an opportunity for a quick and efficient solution to temporarily replace damaged towers, until the utility company can remove the damaged tower, transport the material for the new tower to the site and install it. This process can take as little as 1 or 2 weeks (tower in stock, 24h shifts, efficient teams) or as long as 5 or 6 weeks.
The transmission towers can be replaced in just a few hours!
By using SBB ERS, the transmission towers can be replaced in just a few hours by creating a by-pass and power transmission can be resumed much faster than with the traditional methods.
When the new transmission tower is installed, the SBB towers can be removed as quickly as they were installed and put back in a container until the next use.
Our towers are so versatile that they can be used for various applications such as: