T-Shaped Pylon design

A T-shaped design has been announced the winner of a competition for the new design of the next generation of pylons.

The challenge was to design a new pylon to replace the current "triangle" design - which have been in use since the 1920s.

"This is an innovative design which is simple, classical and practical. Its ingenious structure also means that it will be much shorter and smaller than existing pylons and therefore less intrusive," said Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne.

"In the T-Pylon we have a design that has the potential to be a real improvement on the steel lattice tower," said National Grid Executive Director Nick Winser.

"It's shorter, lighter and the simplicity of the design means it would fit into the landscape more easily. In addition, the design of the electrical components is genuinely innovative and exciting."

Source: uk.ibtimes.comAdded: 20 October 2011