Design of Transmission and Distribution Lines using advanced features in PLS-CADD

PLS-CADD is the industry standard in overhead power line design and drafting software.  

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What is the cost?

The class costs €  + VAT per person.

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You register via this form online and once completed we will send you the payment information. Seats are limited to the first 30 registrants and your course cost must be finalized prior to the course.

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Payment can be made directly to the EFLA account. Please send proof of payment via and we will confirm receipt of your payment and space on the course. The attendee name must be used as a reference for the payment. If one batch payment is being done by a company for several attendees, contact EFLA for a reference number to be used for the batch payment. You will be issued an invoice upon registration.

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The course will be conducted by Viven Naidoo and Gilles Sabatier-Olne.

Viven Naidoo

Mr Naidoo is an Electrical engineer with an MBA from Henley Business School and has over 23 years' experience in the design or uprating of Distribution and Transmission Lines from 22 kV up to 765 kV. He has worked on the design of transmission lines in many countries including South Africa, Canada, Namibia, Botswana, Indonesia, Norway, Mozambique, Greenland, Sri-Lanka and the DRC. Mr Naidoo is an active CIGRE member for 10 years and was previously the engineering design leader for a large transmission integration project valued at USD 480 million, which consisted of several 765 kV and 400 kV lines, totalling 2200 km. He has been involved in many line failure investigations, vibration damping studies and emergency restoration planning projects. Mr Naidoo has conducted several PLS-CADD training exercises in South Africa, Norway, Sri-Lanka and the Netherlands. He has been utilizing PLS suite of software for 20 years.

Gilles Sabatier-Olne

Mr Sabatier-Olne is a structural engineer with 20 years of professional experience in engineering work, whereof 16 years related to engineering and design of transmission facilities for electric power. His main expertise and experience are in the fields of structural analysis and design of towers and engineering of lines in different countries (Norway, France, Iceland), specifically upgrade and reinforcement of existing power lines. Mr Sabatier-Olne has taken part in study and design of new tower types, among them one based on aluminum material and has also been involved in assisting Statnett (Norwegian TSO) to set up a new tower design procedure based on PLS-CADD/Tower software. Mr Sabatier-Olne oversees the maintenance and update according to latest standards of some of Statnett tower design software tools related to PLS-Tower. He has conducted training sessions regarding the use of the PLS-Cadd and PLS-Tower for various Norwegian companies.

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