Steon complete anti-corrosion lighting solution for Belfast Harbour
Belfast Harbour has announced a £15m plan to redevelop the port’s Victoria Terminal 2, which services cross-water traffic between the city and Liverpool. The project is part of Belfast Harbour’s long-term investment strategy in Port infrastructure.
Steon Lighting collaborated with Light Source to provide suitable gantry lighting for the new Reefer Towers at Victoria Terminal. Due to the location and close proximity to Belfast Lough, a robust solution capable of withstanding the harsh saline environments was required. The harbour was keen to explore low maintenance and energy efficient options, however it was vital that Steon could meet short lead times as the project was already under construction.
Steon’s Challenger 66 was selected as this luminaire is manufactured from polycarbonate and therefore has anti-corrosive properties and is IP66 and IK10 rated. The Challenger 66 has been been successfully tested against salt spray and is certified in accordance with CSN EN 600068-2-52-1997 which verifies the fitting is able to withstand the physical elements of this challenging project.
The new lighting scheme at Belfast Harbour has been successfully completed on time. Steon are confident that with the adoption of the latest lighting technologies this installation is reliable, sustainable and capable of servicing the harbour for the foreseeable future.
“ We required a lighting solution suitable for the harsh saline environment at Belfast Harbour. Our core search criteria were selecting a manufacturer who could provide robust and resistant luminaires and able to adhere to our works schedule with a short lead time. The Lightsource were able to supply certification verifying Steon’s Challenger 66 luminaires corrosion resistant properties, thus meeting our stringent specification requirement, and on an adequately short lead time.
We have been impressed with the professional service provided by Steon and the Lightsource throughout this project. The gantry lighting has now been completed and has surpassed the client’s expectations.” – Chris Hickey, Director at Braham Electrical