The Port of Southampton is a passenger and cargo port in the central part of the south coast of England. The port is owned and operated by Associated British Ports. It is one of the country’s busiest deep-water ports and expands over 725 acres. Most of the large areas in the port are lit using high masts. The main objective of the project was to reduce the cost of illuminating and maintaining these high masts by converting them to more efficient LED products and installing fixed head lantern carriages to reduce maintenance costs further. CU Phosco Lighting were appointed as the main contractor following a successful tender submission.
CU Phosco Lighting undertook the lighting design utilising their in-house technical team. Once the lighting designs were approved by ABP, CU Phosco Lighting manufactured the luminaires at their lantern manufacturing facility in Ware, Hertfordshire. The replacement fixed head lantern carriages were manufactured in CU Phosco Lighting’s manufacturing facility in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. CU Phosco Lighting undertook the supply and installation of the new LED lantern utilising their in-house specialist Contracts Division.
Telensa CMS nodes were installed in each lantern to provide additional control and reporting information. The Telensa system was previously installed by the client.
Results and Benefits
The first phase of the project was completed to programme and the improvement in light quality from HID to LED is evident across the areas. The quality of the new lighting has also had a positive impact on health and safety in these operational areas. The LED replacement also ensured that each of the areas complies with the relevant lighting standards and this was confirmed in the commissioning phase of the project as CU Phosco Lighting undertook light tests in each area. The FL800R & P855 provide exceptional optical control minimising obtrusive light, without compromising the lighting performance. This was an important part of the project as some of the areas were adjacent to residential properties.
Following the successful completion of the project, ABP awarded CU Phosco Lighting a second phase of high mast LED replacement works.