Swann Carry Out Lighting Replacement at Port of Felixstowe

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The Towermaster division of Swann Group Ltd completed the manufacture, delivery and installation of a 31.5m ‘R’ Series Lattice Tower, plus additional remedial work to another 31.5m ‘R’ Series Lattice Tower at the Port of Felixstowe.

The Port of Felixstowe is the United Kingdom’s busiest container port, with nearly half of all Britain’s container trade coming through the Suffolk based dock and we have supplied in excess of 300 structures to the port over the last 35 years.

Due to the heavy traffic and machinery that is in constant operation around the facility, one of the 31.5 R Series towers had sustained damage which required the tower to be replaced.

The replacement tower was manufactured at our headquarters in Braintree, Essex, and was delivered to the Felixstowe port pre-assembled, in order to decrease the installation time.

From the arrival of the replacement structure, it took just 48 hours to assemble the complete tower and erect and install the replacement – despite working around less than ideal weather conditions.

The 31.5 R Series tower has been widely used across the port, with each of these structures featuring an octagonal headframe which provides the platform for 360° lighting arrays to be fitted – enabling vital illumination across the Port of Felixstowe.

Sustaining consistent lighting is critical at the port due to the potentially dangerous operations that take place along the 2.3 kilometres of quayside. With thousands of tonnes of cargo being transported around the site by over 30 ship-to-shore gantry cranes, it is essential that visibility is maintained to ensure the handling of containers can be carried out as safely and effectively as possible.

Ian Coxall, Senior Project Engineer, stated; “this was a good quality project which was completed to schedule and with no issues – well done to all those involved”.

For more information on our range of Towermaster lighting and communications structures, please contact our Customer Support Team on 0800 090 2375 or by emailing enquiries@swanngroupltd.com

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