London Gateway Terminal
For this modern container terminal operated by DP World, the customer chose for an energy saving lighting solution for both the yard and the cranes.
The picture on the left is an aerial photograph of the London Gateway container terminal. The challenge here was to place as few masts as possible, while illuminating the teminal surface optimally. The 45-meter high masts are more than 150 meters apart. Moreover, the masts had to be placed in such a way that they would not interfere with the operations. Of course, at the same time the requirements regarding light levels and uniformity had to be met.
We have the expertise in house to design a light plan, in which the container terminal is optimally illuminated, taking all this kind of limitations and requirements into account.
Instead of a solution with 1000W SON-T (High-Pressure Sodium – yellow light) originally designed by the engineering firm, the client chose for a modern energy saving lighting solution. By applying a combination of narrow, medium and wide-angle lenses, a very high level of uniformity has been achieved at the terminal.
The container cranes can be seen on the picture on the right. All new quay cranes (QCs) from ZPMC for London Gateway are equipped with salty-air resistant fixtures. The lighting ensures safer working conditions due to the greatly improved visibility. Better light also increases the productivity of cranes and crane workers.
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