Helicopter used to replace towers of the Ciudadela-Mercadal line (Menorca)

Red Eléctrica has replaced the electricity towers of the 132 kilovolt Ciudadela-Mercadal line, 17 of them with the help of a helicopter.

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The particular weather conditions on Menorca lead to the metallic structures of the electricity lines becoming rusted. Red Eléctrica has a meticulous preventive maintenance programme for its facilities to ensure the security of the electricity supply at all times.

With this objective in mind, all the towers of the Ciudadela-Mercadal line have been changed. Noteworthy is that a helicopter was used to replace towers located in areas where access was difficult, due to the orography, and also to the fact that they were located in special environmental protection areas.

Helicopter used to replace towers of the Ciudadela-Mercadal line (Menorca)