Optical Ground Wires (OPGW) is an essential element of the power grid system and effectively serves as a ground and telecommunications link at the same time. Unfortunately, OPGW is often subject to degradation due to environmental factors such as weather. Haverfield offers a comprehensive approach to repairing these lines that accounts for accessibility to the line, safety, and reduced environmental impact.
Due to an increase in energy and data consumption utilities are consistently developing new ways to maintain the integrity of the transmission grid. One instance of this innovation is Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). Unlike traditional static/shield wire, OPGW contains optical fibers that serve as a central telecommunications highway. These cables are state of the art and essential to maintaining the functionality of our power and communications systems. Haverfield has developed unique methods to solve the maintenance issues that can arise from environmental factors such as wind and ice damage.
Whether utilities wish to replace old shield wires with OPGW, or an existing OPGW needs to undergo maintenance, Haverfield Aviation’s skilled crew can provide a solution. By utilizing aerial capabilities, and live-line installation and maintenance procedures, Haverfield can easily access the afflicted area, and repair or install OPGW cable safely and efficiently.