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Power towers in WB test new heights

West Bengal now boasts the world’s second tallest power transmission towers.

The 236-metre-long twin towers, erected by Haldia Energy Ltd. at its 600-MW plant at Haldia and Raichak across the Hooghly, are the tallest in the country.

Covering a span of 1.5 km, the twin towers weigh 1,800 tonnes. The world’s highest transmission tower (370 metres) is located at Mount Damaoshan in China.

“It is something we are very proud of,” said Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, who runs CESC Ltd., owner of HEL. Generation of power begins next month at the plant.

The 185-metre transmission towers at Rihand lake in Uttar Pradesh were the tallest in India till date. Company officials said the towers are designed by Elias Ghannoum, an international expert.

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