Concept study transportation of cargo "aerial+DC"
Field of application:
Public freight traffic via power lines.
The energy transition is supposed to be completed in Germany by 2020. 3800km of new routes are planned (see fig.1). The mast architecture will have a height of up to 70m and a floor plan of up to 64m². At the same time, the volume of freight traffic on the roads in Germany rises steadily. By 2050 nearly a doubling of freight traffic on roads is expected.
The idea of the concept study of at-design is to use the proposed architecture of the power poles to convey a part of the future freight traffic on ropeway technology (see fig.2). A possible route could be the north-south route from Wilster to Grafenrheinfeld with its 750km.Within this range loading and unloading stations would be planned at logistically reasonable places (see fig.3).The gondola could carry 6-7 tons payload and would have a cargo space of L: 7.80m approx. / W: approx. 1.30m / H: 2.80m approx. (see fig.4).
The planned power lines can therefore receive an additional benefit in terms of economy and ecology.
In the study of at-design the ropeway concept requires no particular mast architecture. The planned power lines also allow ropeway transport loads over long distances (up to 800km).