404 RStandard(TM) Composite Poles to Carry New Transmission Line
CALGARY, May 4 /CNW/ - Resin Systems Inc. ("RS") (RS - TSX), a technology
innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for infrastructure
markets, announces that Grand Bahama Power Company has placed an order for 404
RStandard(TM) modular composite poles. RS worked with its exclusive North
American distributor to obtain this order.
This first shipment of 48 poles, scheduled to arrive today, is destined
for a transmission line that will supply electric power to a new Ginn Resorts
project, the Ginn Sur Mer. For information about the project, visit:
"The RStandard pole was the best solution for this job because its
polyurethane construction can withstand the UV and hurricane exposure of the
Bahamian environment," stated Tim Bell, president of Barkley Technologies, the
design engineers for the project. "The RStandard nesting modular design
provided logistics savings and its PLS-CADD compatibility enabled in-depth
analysis, which was critical for the hybrid, concrete-filled solution being
utilized. In addition, this hybrid solution allows Grand Bahama Power the
ability to use existing equipment to build the line, thus providing
significant savings for the utility and its ratepayers."
"The deployment in the Grand Bahama of our highly robust RStandard
composite poles using this innovative engineering approach demonstrates the
versatility and cost effectiveness of our product," said Paul Giannelia
president and chief executive officer of RS. "We have every confidence these
poles will contribute to improving our customer's overall grid reliability,
and our new lifetime guarantee assures our customers that they can depend on
our RStandard poles to stand up to the harshest climatic conditions."
About Barkley Technologies Inc.
Barkley Technologies Inc. has been providing T&D consulting services to
power companies in Ontario and the Caribbean for 16 years. Services include
pole line and underground design, power flow analysis, protection studies,
planning services, GIS, field data collection and asset inspections. For more
information on Barkley Technologies go to www.barkleytechnologiesinc.com.
About Grand Bahama Power
Grand Bahama Power Company Ltd. is a totally integrated utility company
serving the island's 50,000 residents and commercial establishments from east
to west. The company employs 200 Bahamians and has one of the lowest
electricity rates in the Caribbean. For more information about Grand Bahama
Power Company, please visit: www.gb-power.com.
RS is a technology innovator that develops advanced composite material
products for infrastructure markets. The composite products manufactured using
the Company's proprietary resins and processes are typically lighter, more
durable and longer-lasting than competing products made from the traditional
building blocks of wood, steel or concrete.
RS's flagship product is its award-winning RStandard(TM) composite pole.
The pole is used as transmission and distribution poles to carry electric
grids and as communication towers for various uses including wireless networks
and microwave communications systems.
For the latest on RS's developments, go to the company's website at
"RStandard" is a trademark of RS.
For further information:
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