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OHLEx 2019

Europe’s only dedicated Overhead Power Line event and exhibition
12th June 2019 at Chester Racecourse

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Date:  12th June 2019

Venue:  Chester Racecourse, Chester, UK CH1 2LY

This UK based Overhead Power Line expo, specialising in Operational & Safety issues is a FREE “must-attend” event for  everyone who works in OHL Policy, Standards,  including Project Engineers, Linesmen, Riggers, Procurement and OHL Transport Specialists. The event will appeal to  those who strive to make Health and Safety whilst, Working at Heights their number one priority.

Professionals who work in and with Electricity Utilities, Rail and Wind-power industries and their contractors are also encouraged to attend.

It is an ideal event for professionals who work in and with Electricity Utilities, Rail and Wind-Power Companies.

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OHLEx 2019 Sponsor

We would like to thank our OHLEx 2019 sponsor, SP Energy Networks.

Meet Our 2019 Exhibitors

Meet Our 2019 Speakers

Nigel Parry

Health and Safety Consultant (Project Manager), SP Energy Networks

Nigel’s presentation is highly informative concentrating on public safety as well as the safety of those working at heights.

Nigel, a family man who is celebrating 34 years of marriage, has worked for SP Energy Networks for 31 of those years and is a genuine authority on this subject.



Martin Stanley

Founder and Managing Director, Point4

Martin Stanley (known as Stan) is the Founder and Managing Director of Point4. Stan has 25 years of Vegetation Management experience in the utility sector and through this practical perspective the RiMiT® concept was born.

Using remote sensing and earth observation technologies (including airborne LiDAR and optical satellite imagery), RiMiT® will provide industry with clear insight into complex vegetation risk by reporting proximity trees growing next to OHL. Further, the solution will enable field crews to share vegetation clearance measurements with office staff using satellite communication technology. The innovative solutions being developed by Point4 are financially supported by the European Space Agency.


Dave Cummins

Director of IRIS Group Aero

Dave began his career as a military pilot in the Royal Air Force, flying the Nimrod MR2.

He is now Director of IRIS Group Aero, a service and consultancy business offering expert provision of managed solutions using robots with a primary focus on unmanned air systems (UAS).



 Pat Howe

Chartered Electrical Engineer, SSE

Pat Howe is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a 400kV SAP and has over 30 years extensive experience on both Distribution & Transmission Overhead lines.

He has been the Lead Project Manager for the introduction of ACCC on the SSEN Transmission Network. Current project is the Fort William – Fort Augustus 132kV OHL a 44kM circuit of PL16 towers through the Great Glen in the Scottish Highlands.



Alberto Oscar

Technical Director and Senior Chief Engineer at Tesmec SpA

Alberto is Technical Director and Senior Chief Engineer at Tesmec SpA, Italy, where he leads a large team of design engineers specialised in designing and manufacturing stringing machines and equipment for transmission, distribution overhead and underground projects.



Dan Stanton

Product Manager – Transmission Market, DMC Power

Dan has 30 years’ experience in the power connector industry, all in the electric utility space. He specialises in application, performance, reliability, testing and total cost ownership modelling.

Dan is expert in the high temperature operation of transmission splices and dead-ends. Previous employers have included Burndy and ACA aka Alcoa/AFL.



Quentin Kopp

Chairman of Pollywood Ltd

Quentin Kopp’s experience is in leading businesses and creating strong teams with empowered and innovative cultures.

He is Chairman of Pollywood Ltd who are a British start-up, who aim to change the face of construction. With wood gaining new advocates in off-site construction, their unique product is a highly versatile tube, with a strength to weight ratio greater than steel.



Jon Knapper

Managing Director of Allied Insulators Ltd

Jon is the Managing Director of Allied Insulators Ltd; a company with over 150 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and supply of electrical Insulators and associated products for the Transmission Distribution and Railway industries. Aside from the core management and business aspects his role focuses on the research and development of new pioneering insulators and solutions for the industry.



More speakers will be announced soon

Example of Exhibition and Programme of Events:

Presentations, demonstrations and training sessions throughout the day to include the following;

Health and Safety Seminars

For further details, please contact Louise Purcell on 0151 347 2320 or email: