WOPAS is the new alternative for utility poles and marine piles. After carefully having listened to grid owners, line men and marine constructors, and after five years of research and development, WOPAS launched its innovative concept to the market in 2017.
WOPAS utility pole and marine piles offers generates less environmental footprint and a much improved working environment based on an innovative technology with proven materials - natural wood in drinking water plastic. Finally!
Natural wood - free from toxic impregnatation - encapsulated with drinking water plastic - compatible with climbing shoes and fastening material - unprecedented mechanical properties - wood pecker resistant - 60-80 years life time - fully recyclade to new products - YES PLEASE!
As an integrated part of the research and development, WOPAS involved Stena Recycling to understand the whole life cycle of the materials. The WOPAS wooden structures remain uncontaminated and represents no hazardous materail, but can instead be reused into new products. In other words, not special waste triggering long distance transport and cost for destruction. Smart!
"WOPAS technology with wood and polyethylene is very interesting and has potential for many different applications" - Roberto Crocetti, Professor at Division of Structural Engingeering, KTH Stockholm
"WOPAS utility pole works just as good for climbing as a traditional wooden pole" state Marcus and Jim with Ale El during a safety training course hosted by Alingsås Energi.
"The combination of wood and polyethylene is very interesting" - Former CEO of grid owner Hallingdal Kraftnett for 17 years - Kåre Trillhus.
"Hallingplast is a very solid company, creating great values for our society and are willing to invest for the future". Ola Tronrud, Tronrud Engineering, about WOPAS' mother company Hallingplast AS.