Bespoke design for a non-standard crane
Bristol Port’s conveyer-belted Ship Loader/Unloader crane has been repeatedly upgraded over the years: there’s no longer anything standard on this critical piece of kit. As a result, maintenance is always an issue and change can be a high-cost and complex undertaking.
So when the crane’s original sodium lights began to show their age, there was understandable concern – but action needed to be taken. The lights were unreliable, were taking valuable time to get to full power and energy costs were high. More importantly, challenging light levels were impacting operations and posing safety risks to personnel both on shore and onboard.
With an off-the-shelf replacement off the table, the Port’s crane engineering partner Alatas put in a call to Midstream who, fortunately, is not your standard lighting provider.