Soorebane (Bog Fox): The First Designer Power Line in Estonia – Design You Trust

Soorebane (Bog Fox): The First Designer Power Line in Estonia


The first Estonian designer highvoltage pylon Soorebane (Bog Fox), Estonia’s first designer highvoltage pylon, was ordered by Elering and completed in July 2020 near Risti small town in Lääne County.

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Soorebane, built near the region of the intersection of Ääsmäe-Haapsalu and Risti-Virtsu highways, is 45 metres high and weighs 38.5 tons. The designer pylon has been made of COR-TEN steel, which gives the pylon its characteristic rusty hue. The diameter of the trunk of the pylon is 1.66 metres at the thickest part and the maximum thickness of the wall is 22 millimetres.

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The details of the pylon were manufactured 2,000 kilometres away in Romania and transported on three lorries and in 11 parts to Estonia in the beginning of July 2020. The workers of the original manufacturing plant welded the main details of the pylon in a rest area on the Risti-Virtsu highway a few kilometres from the final location of the pylon.

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Soorebane carries the power lines on the HarkuLihula-Sindi 330/110 kilovolt high-voltage line. The design contest organised to find the design solution for the designer pylon was awarded the title of the best procurement in 2016 in the Estonian Design Awards 2016 competition. Soorebane received two awards in the competition for the construction project of the year organised by the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies in 2020. The pylon was awarded the first prize in the contest “Digital Innovation Project of the Year” as well as “Construction Project of the Year” in the category of civil engineering works. The designer pylon received its most prestigious award in the Annual Awards of the Estonian Association of Architects 2020 where it was chosen as the winner of the annual award in the category “Small”.

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